Earl Adams Jr., of counsel in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., law offices of DLA Piper, has been named a member of Bowie State University Board of Visitors. The board serves as an advisory group that assists with the advancement of the university’s mission and vision. They work directly with the university president and provide feedback on the university’s initiatives and strategic direction. Adams is active in a wide range of civic organizations. In his legal work, he represents national clients before all branches of federal, state and local government, including various administrative agencies, and in development transactions involving public-private partnerships.