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Mayor Bowser Appoints Eugene Adams as Chief Administrative Law Judge

Friday, April 3, 2015

(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the appointment of Eugene A. Adams to serve as Chief Administrative Law Judge of the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). 

“Eugene brings a wealth of management and judgment experience that will be vital in his new role with the Office of Administrative Hearings,” said Mayor Bowser. “I am confident Eugene will uphold the mission of OAH and ensure residents have a voice during the adjudication process.”

Adams previously served in the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) for 20 years, with 13 years as the Chief Deputy Attorney General. During his tenure in OAG, Adams oversaw the city’s litigation efforts, advised on government risk management efforts, and supervised agency staff and operations.

Adams is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., and the University of Connecticut School of Law.  He is a member of the DC Bar. Adams lives in Ward 3 with his wife and son.

OAH is an administrative court created in 2001 by the DC Council to provide centralized adjudication services for several District agencies. As an independent agency, OAH is a neutral and impartial tribunal that holds hearings and decides appeals from government decisions.

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