Second Judicial District Court -- State of Nevada, Washoe County
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Department 6
Honorable
Brent T. Adams

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Judicial Assistant: Heidi Boe
Court Clerks: Annemarie Simpson
Law Clerk: Galen Carrico

Judge Adams

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Biography

Judge Adams graduated, with distinction, from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1974. On July 4, 1989, he was appointed by Governor Bob Miller as presiding judge in Department Six of the Second Judicial District Court. He has been elected four times. He has consistently received among the highest retention ratings and judicial performance evaluations by the Washoe County Bar Association in biennial surveys since 1994.

Judge Adams has been a faculty member of the National Judicial College for twenty 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 a member of the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education and has served on the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline, the Judicial Assessment Commission, the Nevada Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and the Washoe County Law Library Board.

Judge Adams has served on the University of Nevada, Reno, College of Liberal Arts Advisory Council and the Reno Diocese Review Board of the Roman Catholic Church.

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.

Calendar Information for the next 14 days

Start Time Case Number & Description Event Description

Jul-28-2014
 1.  16:39 PM CV13-02222 - AARON KEMPE ETAL VS SLEEP INN CORP., ETAL (D6) Request for Submission

Aug-06-2014
 2.  09:00 AM CR14-0313B - STATE VS. JOHN WESLEY III SMITHART (D6) SENTENCING
 3.  09:00 AM CR13-0467 - STATE VS. THOMAS ALTON THORNQUIST (TN) (D6) STATUS HEARING
 4.  09:00 AM CR13-1369 - STATE VS. RICHARD ANTHONY MAYALL (TN) (D6) MOTION -PROBATION REVOCATION
 5.  09:00 AM CR14-0989 - STATE VS. LORA ANN MAY MORROS (D6) ARRAIGNMENT
 6.  09:00 AM CR14-1095 - STATE VS. AARON LOWELL HALLAUER (D6) ARRAIGNMENT
 7.  09:00 AM CR14-0512 - STATE VS. REX ESCULANA BERNAT (D6) SENTENCING
 8.  09:00 AM CR14-1150A - STATE VS. ANNE ELIZABETH MATHERLY (D6) ARRAIGNMENT
 9.  09:00 AM CR14-1160 - STATE VS. RYAN DANIEL GEARHART (D6) ARRAIGNMENT
 10.  09:00 AM CR13-1234 - STATE VS DORIAN ROBERTO ESCOBAR-MONTANO (D6) MOTION TO CONFIRM TRIAL
 11.  09:00 AM CR14-0862 - STATE VS. RALPH RAYMOND RIVAS (D6) SENTENCING
 12.  09:00 AM CR14-0546 - STATE VS. ROBERT ERIC ROBINSON (D6) SENTENCING
 13.  09:00 AM CR14-0741 - STATE VS. MARY LOUISE MANN (D6) ARRAIGNMENT
 14.  09:00 AM CR14-1147 - STATE VS. KEVIN RODNEY BARNES, JR (D6) ARRAIGNMENT
 15.  09:00 AM CR14-0863 - STATE VS. RYAN EVANS (D6) SENTENCING
 16.  09:00 AM CR14-1150B - STATE VS. JOHN PAUL LEGG (D6) ARRAIGNMENT
 17.  09:00 AM CR14-0238 - STATE VS. MICHAEL FRANCIS ESPOSITO (D6) STATUS HEARING
 18.  11:00 AM CV14-00590 - CITY OF RENO VS NICHOLAS CAYAFAS (D6) PROVE UP HEARING

Aug-07-2014
 19.  13:15 PM CV14-01374 - IN RE: S.G.R.P. 66, LLC AND EMA TUIPULOTU (D6) PETITION...

Business Court Calendar Information for the next 14 days

Start Time Case Number & Description Event Description