Honorable Jerusha T. Adams

Honorable Judge Jerusha T. Adams was sworn in as a United States Magistrate Judge on November 12, 2019. Before being appointed to the bench, Judge Adams was a partner and civil litigator at the law firm of Capell & Howard P.C., specializing in labor and employment law. Before entering private practice, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama for over 11 years, working in the Criminal and Civil Divisions. Judge Adams also served as Senior Litigation Counsel at the United States Attorney’s Office for four years.

Early in her career, Judge Adams served as the career judicial law clerk for the Honorable W. Keith Watkins, United States District Judge of the Middle District of Alabama, chambers staff attorney for the Honorable Joel F. Dubina, Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, judicial law clerk to former United States District Judge Mark E. Fuller, judicial law clerk to former United States District Judge Truman M. Hobbs, and judicial law clerk to retired United States Magistrate Judge Vanzetta Penn McPherson.

Judge Adams is a member of the Hugh Maddox Inn of Court and a Past President of the Montgomery Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Judge Adams and her husband have one child.


Western Michigan University – B.A, (cum laude), 1997
Emory University School of Law, J.D., Order of Barristers, 2000


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