Hon. Rachel Adams

Judge Adams's Average Overall Review:

1 Stars

Based on 1 review

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Judicial offices

  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Kings County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge, 2007 to Present
  • Acting Justice, Family Court of the City of New York, New York County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2007 to 2007
  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court,Richmond County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2003 to 2006
  • Judge, Family Court of the City of New York, Kings County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2001 to 2003
  • Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, Kings County, Elected, 2000 to 2009; Re-elected, 2010 to 2019

Education

  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School

Bar admission

  • NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1978

Professional and civic activities

  • Law Guardian Advisory Committee, Appellate Division, Second Department

Reviews

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Adams prioritizes three things in her courtroom: the sanctity of her orders; a bullying pressure on parties to settle; and the appointment and ingratiation of her favored ‘professionals’ who have donated to her election campaigns. Adams regularly fails to schedule mandated hearings prior to custody flips. She delays pre-trial proceedings for years. She neglects to issue decisions six months or more after the conclusion of a trial (although she is mandated to release decisions within 60 days). In one ongoing case, she ordered a mother to undergo years of supervised visitation and ignored Appellate Division directions to reverse the order. Two kids are growing up without their mother as Adams delays a final order after trial. In one case, she put a father on “supervised visits” by the disreputable agency Comprehensive Family Services for eight years – enriching CFS with $15,000, but deeply harming the child. She appoints Brad Nacht as Attorney for the child in the vast majority of her cases. Nacht has charged the parents $45,000 – all thanks to Adams’ appointment. It’s no coincidence that the firm where Nacht worked, Hymowitz & Freeman, was a significant donor to Adams’ election campaign. In that same case, the attorney for the party to whom she awarded custody, was also a donor to Adams’ campaign.


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