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Second Judicial District Court, Department 6
75 Court Street
Reno, NV  89501
(775) 328-3176
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Judge Brent Adams graduated, with distinction, from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1974. On July 4, 1989, he was appointed to the bench in the Second Judicial District Court. He has been elected four times.  

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, the Bench Bar Committee and the Washoe County Criminal Justice Advisory Committee, which he chaired from 1993 to 2002. He is 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. He is a Master of the Bruce R. Thompson Inn of the American Inns of Court.

Judge Adams is a member of the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education and chairs the Nevada Commission on Sealing and Retention of Court Records.

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.