May 08, 2019

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CUA Law alumnus, E. Wesley Adams, III, '97, was appointed as county attorney by Charles County Administrator Mark Belton. Adams will begin his employment with Charles County Government on Monday, May 13, 2019.

Adams has spent more than 20 years as a criminal prosecutor. Most recently, he served as the State's Attorney for Anne Arundel County. He was elected to the position from 2014 to 2018, where he managed 52 assistant state's attorneys, 70 staff members, and a budget of $11 million. He overhauled office infrastructure, technology and training, and implemented county-wide criminal justice policy reform.
As the county attorney, Adams will be responsible for representing and advising county officials, agencies, and boards on legal issues; negotiating and writing and/or reviewing contracts; and coordinating and monitoring legal services provided by outside public agency counsel. His job duties include working with the county administrator to prioritize tasks to meet the needs of the Commissioners and directors, and to address constituent needs.

Adams holds a Juris Doctor degree from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in the District of Columbia and degrees in Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, and English from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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