Rockville Centre resident becomes presiding justice


The Honorable Thomas A. Adams, administrative judge of Nassau County, has been appointed as the presiding justice of the Appellate Term of the Supreme Court in the ninth and tenth judicial districts.

The Appellate Term is an intermediate appellate court that hears appeals from courts within their designated counties or judicial districts. The ninth and tenth judicial districts have jurisdiction over appeals within Nassau, Suffolk Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties.

Adams, a longtime resident of Rockville Centre, served as Nassau County administrative judge since 2013, and was responsible for overseeing nearly 100 judges and more than 1,000 non-judicial employees of the Nassau court system.

Prior to his appointment to administrative judge, Adams served as a judge of the Nassau County District Court, the state Supreme Court and its appellate division.

He lives in the village with his wife, Joann. Their daughter, the Hon. Suzanne Adams, is a judge of the New York City Criminal Court.