The Hon. Thomas R. Adams is a judge for the Santa Barbara County Superior Court in California.
Judge Adams received his B.S. from California State University, Northridge in 1967. He went on to earn his J.D. from California Western School of Law in 1970.
Prior to his judgeship, Adams had served as a court commissioner for the Santa Barbara County Municipal Court since 1976. He was appointed to the position by former Governor Jerry Brown and held the distinction of being the first commissioner to serve on the Municipal Court in Santa Barabara County.
During his time with the Court, Judge Adams would be credited with establishing the Teen Court and also be instrumental in establishing Children in the Middle, a program for divorcing parents.
He is the recipient of the Santa Barbara County Bar Associations Distinguished Service Award.
Judge Adams was born in Iowa City, Iowa. During his early college years, he was a member of a folk-singing group that toured internationally and also had recording contracts with R.C.A. and Victor Records.