RVC Resident Appointed Administrative Judge of Nassau County

Thomas A. Adams joined the court system in 1981.

New York State Supreme Court Justice and Rockville Centre resident Thomas A. Adams has been appointed as Administrative Judge of Nassau County.

Adams will be responsible for the day-to-day supervision and oversight of  nearly 100 justices and judges, and more than 1,000 non-judicial court employees assigned to six courthouses.

"It’s an honor to be given the opportunity to serve the residents of Nassau County as administrative judge," Adams said. "Integrity, fairness and accountability will be the cornerstones of my administration."

Adams has served in the New York State Court System for more than 30 years. He first joined the court system in 1981 as a law secretary to County Court Judge Marvin Goodman, and prior to that was as an Assistant District Attorney in Nassau County.

He began his judicial career in 1987 upon his election to the Nassau County District Court. In 1992 Adams was elected to the New York State Supreme Court and in February 2001 was appointed to the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department. Adams served there until his appointment to the Court of Claims in December 2006 by New York State Governor George E. Pataki.

Adams was re-elected to the Nassau County Supreme Court in November 2011.

A graduate of New England School of Law, Adams is active in numerous organizations, including the Nassau County Bar Association and the Columbian Lawyers’ Association of Nassau County.

Adams in a long-time resident of Rockville Centre where he resides with his wife of more than 40 years.


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