John J. Strauss was appointed as a Cobb County Magistrate Court Judge in 2005. He received a BMME Degree from the University of Miami (FL) in 1975 and earned his Juris Doctor from the Atlanta Law School in 1980. Since 1982, he has been engaged in private practice, and is currently practicing in the areas of personal injury, domestic relations, landlord-tenant, general business litigation, and some criminal matters.
He has been a resident of Cobb County since 1985. In 1990, he was a recipient of the S. Philip Heiner Award for pro bono indigent defense, awarded by the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. Judge Strauss is a professional trumpet player and a member of the Cobb Wind Symphony, a premier adult community band in Cobb County.