The Honorable Judge Kimberly Esmond Adams began her term on the Superior Court of Fulton County in January, 2009. The Fulton Superior Court is the largest and busiest trial court in the State of Georgia. Prior to her election, Judge Adams served the citizens of Fulton County as a Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney in the Office of the Fulton County District Attorney for nearly six years where she prosecuted major felony cases, including homicides and crimes against women and children. She began her public service career in 2002 after practicing as an employment attorney with a national labor and employment boutique.
A past president of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA) and community servant, Judge Adams has served in a number of leadership capacities, both professionally and in her community. She has served on the boards of the Atlanta Technical College Foundation, The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, the Restorative Justice Board of the Atlanta Municipal Court and the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. She has been an active member and officer of Cascade United Methodist Church for nearly three decades; and she also is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Judge Adams has been the recipient of several honors and awards, most notably, Who's Who in Law and Business by the Atlanta Business Chronicle; 2011 Superwoman by The Atlanta Tribune Magazine; Woman of the Year - "Ordinary Woman With Extraordinary Talents" by Women Looking Ahead News Magazine, Special Unit Trial Attorney of the Year by the Fulton County District Attorney's Office, the Gate City Bar Association Thelma Wyatt Moore Legacy Award and the Alvin McKenna Distinguished Alumnus Award by the Notre Dame Law School Black Law Students Association. Judge Adams is a 2012 recipient of the Pinnacle Leadership Award from the East Point/College Park Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and she was named to the Atlanta Business League’s 2012 List of Atlanta’s Top 100 Women on Influence. She is an alumnus of Leadership Atlanta and Leadership Georgia. In addition, Judge Adams frequently serves as a speaker, moderator and panelist on topics ranging from the law and professionalism to education and the family.
Judge Adams earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and her Juris Doctor Degree from the Notre Dame Law School. She resides in Atlanta with her husband, Michael. They are the proud parents of a son, Michael, who attends Xavier University of Louisiana.