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|Current Court Information:|
|Nevada Second Judicial District Court|
|Preceded by:||James J. Guinan|
|Law School:||University of Arizona College of Law, 1974|
Brent Adams is a judge on the Nevada Second Judicial District Court.
On July 4, 1989, he was appointed by the governor to succeed Judge James J. Guinan as presiding judge in Department Six of the Second Judicial District Court.
Judge Adams has been a faculty member of the National Judicial College for over fifteen years. He conducts national and international legal and judicial training on the subjects of judicial discretion, evidence, trial tactics, ethical issues, complex case management and judicial settlement techniques.
As chief judge, Judge Adams initiated the Washoe County Drug Court, the Court Services program and the Washoe County Criminal Justice Advisory Committee, which he chaired from 1993 to 2002. He is also chair of the Bench Bar Committee and a member of the Washoe County Law Library Board, Nevada Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Judicial Assessment Commission and a former member of the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline.
Judge Adams is a member of the University of Nevada, Reno, College of Liberal Arts Advisory Council, the Reno Diocese Review Board of the Roman Catholic Church and the Board of Directors of the Nevada Irish Mexican Alliance.
He is the founding presiding judge of the Washoe County Business Court. Judge Adams is Editor in Chief of the Nevada Civil Practice Manual and Forms (second and third editions) published by the Lexis Publishing Company.