On Tuesday, November 12 2019, the Honorable Jerusha T. Adams was sworn in as the Alabama Middle District's newest Magistrate Judge. Judge Adams, once a clerk of District Judge W. Keith Watkins, took the oath of office from Judge Watkins. 

Before her appointment to the bench, Judge Adams was a partner at Capell & Howard P.C., and before private practice, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney.