Justice Terry Adams is the newest member of the First Court of Appeals. After winning his runoff election with almost 70% of the vote he was appointed to the open bench by Governor Greg Abbott.
Terry Adams has the right experience for this important position.
Terry Adams began his legal career as a briefing attorney at the Texas Supreme Court. Terry then developed an appellate practice handling appeals across Texas. For more than thirty years, Terry has handled appeals in every court of appeals in Texas, the Texas Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Terry Adams is recognized by Texas Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America as being one the top appellate lawyers in Texas. He is also rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.
Terry is a Member of the State Bar Court Rules Committee and, before that, a Member of the Jury Task Force for the Texas Supreme Court. Terry is also a Board Member on the Advisory Council for the South Texas Law Review and a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and the Houston Bar Foundation.
Terry is committed to the rule of law and will not legislate from the bench. Terry will work hard for all Texans and impartially apply the law in each case as written by the Legislature and signed by the Governor.
FAMILY, FAITH, AND LAW
Terry graduated from South Texas College of Law, Houston where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the South Texas Law Review. During law school, Terry worked as an intern at the Fourteenth Court of Appeals and then was selected to be a briefing attorney at the Texas Supreme Court.
Terry and his wife, Anne, were married during law school. Anne worked as an mechanical engineer, before working at home for VacationsToGo to be with their three children. Terry and Anne have now been married for nearly 36 years. Their three children are now adults. They also have two young grandsons and a new granddaughter.
Terry and Anne attend Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston where they were married, where they volunteer in the community, and where all of their children were baptized and their oldest daughter also recently married.
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