Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Prior to joining the bench, McAdam served as a full-time judge pro tem at the San Diego Juvenile Court, where he presided over juvenile delinquency cases. He also chaired the Drug Court Steering Committee and the Delinquency and Truancy Subcommittee.
"Judge McAdam has undertaken some of the toughest assignments on the bench in Family and Juvenile court,'' said Presiding Superior Court Judge Robert Trentacosta. "He has approached his cases with a concern and compassion for the individuals involved. He has been both a friend and colleague and he will be missed.''
A decorated combat infantry Marine and Vietnam War veteran, McAdam began his law career as a legal officer at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego in 1969. He practiced general and civil litigation in San Diego and Idaho before returning to San Diego in 1988, where he worked as in-house counsel for the Lusardi construction company.
In 1991, the UC Berkeley and Loyola Law School graduate joined a law firm where he handled insurance defense and construction defects cases.
Though he's stepping down from the bench, McAdam plans to keep busy.
"I am very much looking forward to my new career as in-house counsel for Infant Hearing Screening Specialists, a California company providing infant screening services for hospitals in California and hopefully across the country,'' he said.