Judge A. Gregory Poole
Judge Poole was elected to the Cobb County Superior Court in July of 2012, taking office January 1, 2013. Prior to joining the Superior Court, Judge Poole served on the Cobb County Juvenile Court for nearly ten years. As a Superior Court Judge he presides over a wide variety of cases including family law matters, civil and criminal trials (both jury and non-jury), and actions involving land and equity.
Upon graduating law school, Judge Poole joined the law firm later known as Dupree, Poole & King, where he practiced law for eighteen years. While with that firm his areas of concentration included criminal, civil, family, and education law. He represented the Marietta Board of Education from 1990 until his appointment to the Juvenile Court.
Judge Poole graduated from Presbyterian College in 1982. He attended Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, where he received his juris doctor in 1985. He was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in June of that year. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia (Bench and Bar Committee; Consumer Assistance Program), the Cobb County Bar Association, the Cobb Justice Foundation, The Weltner Family Law American Inn of Court (where he is Master of the Bench and serves on its Executive Committee), The Marietta Lawyers Club, and The Lawyers Club of Atlanta. He served as President of the Georgia Council of Juvenile Court Judges in 2012 and is a past Trustee of the Georgia Institute of Continuing Judicial Education and member of the Judicial Council of Georgia. In 2004 he was awarded the Distinguished Judicial Service Award by the Younger Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Georgia. In 2016 was received the West Cobb County Citizen of the Year Award. Judge Poole is involved with several local charities, including the Marietta Schools Foundation and Symphony on the Square.
Judge Poole was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia, attending its public schools. He is married to Lucia Poole, who teaches advanced mathematics at Harrison High School. Together, they have five children. They are members of Marietta First United Methodist Church.