A founding member of Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere, LLC, Cherie L. Adams has over twenty-eight years of legal experience devoted to the representation of management in education and labor and employment matters. Prior to starting the ASG&L firm, Ms. Adams was with Sills Cummis & Gross, one of New Jersey’s largest firms, for over 15 years.
Ms. Adams provides counseling to clients on a variety of education and employment-related matters, including special education, evaluations, discipline, the development of employment agreements, policy development and implementation, internal grievance and complaint mechanisms, contract administration and employee rights and responsibilities. Additionally, she handles all types of education litigation and employment litigation and defends against claims on behalf of public and private entities. Ms. Adams regularly represents clients in administrative proceedings, state and federal trial court and appellate litigation.
Ms. Adams has also developed a particular expertise in the area of special education and regularly represents districts in due process proceedings and federal litigation involving students with disabilities. In keeping with the firm’s emphasis on prevention, Ms. Adams consistently provides training and is a frequent presenter on special education and related issues at the local, state and national levels.
Martindale-Hubbell has given Ms. Adams the highest AV Preeminent rating for over 10 years. She has also been named by New Jersey Monthly magazine for several years as being among the top five percent of lawyers in the State. Recently, she was recognized as Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women. Ms Adams received her B.A. summa cum laude from Rider College and her law degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center.
Ms. Adams was Past President of the New Jersey Association of School Attorneys, Ms. Adams is also Secretary to the New Jersey Bar Administrative Law Section and a member of the Labor Law Section and School Law Committee of the New Jersey State Bar and the National Council of School Attorneys. She frequently lectures at seminars on labor and employment issues and education topics and has provided training to administrators and employees on education issues.
Ms. Adams’ legal experience is supplemented by her role as a board member in Monmouth County. She currently serves as President of the Monmouth County School Boards Association.