The judges of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama have selected Jerusha Adams to fill the United States Magistrate Judge vacancy created in the Middle District of Alabama due to Judge Gray Borden being selected as a Magistrate Judge in the Northern District of Alabama.
Ms. Adams was selected from a large group of highly qualified applicants, all of whom were screened by a Merit Selection Panel made up of both attorneys and non-attorneys from the Middle District. After a full background investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Ms. Adams will be appointed by the Court to fill the vacancy.
Ms. Adams is currently a civil litigator with the Capell & Howard P.C. firm. Prior to entering private practice she served as Senior Litigation Counsel and Assistant United States Attorney at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama for 11 years. Earlier in her career, she 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.
“The Court received a number of outstanding applicants for the position,” said Chief District Judge Emily Marks. “Among a list of highly qualified applicants, Ms. Adams was deemed exceptionally qualified in experience and temperament to serve as Magistrate Judge.” Ms. Adams graduated cum laude from of Western Michigan University and is a graduate of Emory University School of Law. She is married to Willie Adams and they have one child.
For more information, read the article Jerusha Adams tapped for Alabama Middle District magistrate bench by the Montgomery Advertiser.