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-23-2014
 1.  10:00 AM CV14-00801 - MINOR'S COMP: HAYDEN SMART (D6) Request for Submission

Jul-30-2014
 2.  09:00 AM CR14-1116A - STATE VS. DALE EDWARD TURKETTE (D6) ARRAIGNMENT
 3.  09:00 AM CR14-0806 - STATE VS. CAMERON CHARLES BARTL (D6) SENTENCING
 4.  09:00 AM CR14-1035 - STATE VS. ALAN LEE BLANK (D6) REPORT PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION
 5.  09:00 AM CR14-1116B - STATE VS. WILLIAM DOUGLAS TURKETTE (D6) ARRAIGNMENT
 6.  09:00 AM CR14-1107 - STATE VS. FRANK WORLEY, III (D6) ARRAIGNMENT
 7.  09:00 AM CR13-1981 - STATE VS. KENNETH CURRY (D6) MOTION -PROBATION REVOCATION
 8.  09:00 AM CR14-1033 - STATE VS. DANIEL LEE ADAMS (D6) REPORT PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION
 9.  09:00 AM CR12-2117 - STATE VS. RICHARD NEAL WILSON (D6) 458 REVIEW HEARING
 10.  09:00 AM CR14-0993 - STATE VS. WAYNE PAUL BURGARELLO (D6) REPORT PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION
 11.  09:00 AM CR14-1111 - STATE VS. JODY BATES JR. FARMER (D6) ARRAIGNMENT

Aug-06-2014
 12.  09:00 AM CR14-0741 - STATE VS. MARY LOUISE MANN (D6) ARRAIGNMENT
 13.  09:00 AM CR14-0546 - STATE VS. ROBERT ERIC ROBINSON (D6) SENTENCING
 14.  09:00 AM CR14-0862 - STATE VS. RALPH RAYMOND RIVAS (D6) SENTENCING
 15.  09:00 AM CR14-0313B - STATE VS. JOHN WESLEY III SMITHART (D6) SENTENCING
 16.  09:00 AM CR14-0512 - STATE VS. REX ESCULANA BERNAT (D6) SENTENCING
 17.  09:00 AM CR14-1095 - STATE VS. AARON LOWELL HALLAUER (D6) ARRAIGNMENT
 18.  09:00 AM CR14-0989 - STATE VS. LORA ANN MAY MORROS (D6) ARRAIGNMENT
 19.  09:00 AM CR13-1369 - STATE VS. RICHARD ANTHONY MAYALL (TN) (D6) MOTION -PROBATION REVOCATION
 20.  09:00 AM CR13-0467 - STATE VS. THOMAS ALTON THORNQUIST (TN) (D6) STATUS HEARING
 21.  09:00 AM CR14-0863 - STATE VS. RYAN EVANS (D6) SENTENCING
 22.  09:00 AM CR14-1147 - STATE VS. KEVIN RODNEY BARNES, JR (D6) ARRAIGNMENT
 23.  09:00 AM CR13-1234 - STATE VS DORIAN ROBERTO ESCOBAR-MONTANO (D6) MOTION TO CONFIRM TRIAL
 24.  09:00 AM CR14-0238 - STATE VS. MICHAEL FRANCIS ESPOSITO (D6) STATUS HEARING
 25.  11:00 AM CV14-00590 - CITY OF RENO VS NICHOLAS CAYAFAS (D6) PROVE UP HEARING

Business Court Calendar Information for the next 14 days

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