Craig Adams, legal adviser for the past 20 years to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, has been appointed a Superior Court commissioner.
Adams will be sworn in Monday during a private ceremony. He was a court commissioner earlier in his career that includes work in private practice and as a state assistant attorney general.
Adams will fill the vacancy created last year when Gov. Chris Gregoire appointed Commissioner Patrick Oishi as a King County Superior Court judge.
Pierce County Superior Court judges also voted to make one other change, approving Commissioner Meagan Foley’s shift from civil to criminal cases.
Pierce County’s eight Superior Court commissioners preside over a variety of legal proceedings, enabling judges to handle more trials.