David Adams

Sault St. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan

Attorney, Parnell & Adams Law

Former Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice

Before co-founding Parnall & Adams Law, David Adams was an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) with the Department of Justice and an attorney for a Pueblo in New Mexico. As an AUSA David was responsible for prosecuting major crimes and also served as a Tribal Liaison to the 22 Pueblos and Nations located throughout New Mexico. His appointment as an AUSA was preceded by an appointment as a Special Assistant United States Attorney where he was responsible for prosecuting cases that fell under a pilot program with the Office of Violence Against Women. His work and outreach under that program led to receiving recognition by the United States Attorney General for his significant contributions to enhancing public safety in Indian Country and his commitment to combating violence against women.

Prior to his work with the Department of Justice, David also worked for a Pueblo in New Mexico for five years lending his expertise in civil and criminal law. David has presented at conferences and trainings around the Country on areas of violent crime and how to incorporate best practices to better serve victims/survivors. David received a degree in economics and professional management from Albion College and a Juris Doctor from the University of New Mexico School of Law. David is a member of the Sault St. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan, and resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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