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Henry Lee Adams Jr

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Judge Adams was appointed a United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida in December 1993. He received his B.S. in 1966 from Florida A & M University and his J.D. from Howard University College of Law in 1969. He was awarded a Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship in April 1969 and after completing a Consumer Rights and Poverty Law training program at Haverford College, Ardmore, Pennsylvania, was assigned to the Duval County Legal Aid Association (n/k/a Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc). In November 1970, he was appointed Assistant Public Defender of the Fourth Judicial Circuit and remained in that position until January 1972, when he joined the law firm of Sheppard, Fletcher, Hand & Adams. In 1976, he joined the law firm of Marshall and Adams where he maintained a general practice of law. In October 1979, he was appointed Circuit Judge in and for the Fourth Judicial Circuit (Clay, Duval and Nassau Counties), where he served until his appointment to the federal bench.

Professional Experience
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- Current
Assumed senior status on April 8, 2010.
Circuit judge
Fourth Judicial Circuit, Florida
Private practice
Jacksonville, Florida
Assistant public defender
Fourth Judicial Circuit, Duval County, Florida
Reginald Heber Smith Fellow
Duval County Legal Aid Association, Duval County, Florida
Howard University School of Law
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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
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Websites & Blogs
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
Federal Judicial Center Biography
Contact & Map
Bryan Simpson U.S. Courthouse
300 North Hogan Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Telephone: (904) 549-1930