March/April 2015

Retirement: Magistrate Judge Terry L. Adelman

U.S. Magistrate Judge Terry I. Adelman is retiring after 22 years of service on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. He was appointed on August 13, 1992, and served his last day on April 15, 2015. He served as Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge from November 2001 to September 2008. He succeeded U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson and is succeeded by Judge John Bodenhausen.

Judge Adelman was born August 20, 1945, in East St. Louis, Illinois. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in 1967 and his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1970.

He served as Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1971- 1979 and as First Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1979-1992, before his appointment to the federal bench. He was involved in prosecuting many white-collar criminals and “corrupt” officials.

Judge Adelman is widely known as an expert on difficult issues of federal criminal procedure and has been teaching a seminar on white-collar crime at Saint Louis University School of Law from 1991 to present.

He looks forward to spending more time in retirement following St. Louis Cardinals baseball and Saint Louis University Billikens basketball with his wife, his two grown sons, and all of his extended family.

Congratulations, Judge Adelman!