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Swearing in ceremony for Amber N. Patterson, juvenile court judge

(Marietta, Ga. – Sept. 19, 2016) The swearing in ceremony for Amber N. Patterson, juvenile court judge will be Thursday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. in the ceremonial courtroom, 2nd floor, Superior Court building 70 Haynes Street. Cobb County Chief Superior Court Judge Schuster will administer the oath. A reception will be held immediately after the ceremony.

Patterson has spent the last five years as a guardian ad litem attorney for the Cobb County Juvenile Court cases where she has represented and counseled children in all manners of proceedings. She has also served as a guardian ad litem attorney for the Cobb County Family Dependency Court.

Prior, Patterson served as a SAAG 9 special assistant attorney general) associate in the Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services; and as a child advocate attorney, guardian ad litem attorney and staff attorney for the chief judge in Fulton County Juvenile Court.

“Amber’s extensive experience in Cobb Juvenile Court and Family Dependency Court gives her a deep knowledge base and the practical experience necessary to hit the ground running from day on,” said Cobb Superior Court Chief Judge Stephen Schuster. “Her background, cominbined with her passion for children, will make her an exemplary juvenile court judge.”

Patterson has a Bachelor of Science degree from Valdosta State University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Cobb Juvenile Court judges are appointed by the Cobb County Superior Court judges. Patterson was selected from 39 applicants. Judge Stedman began her term in September 2001 and retired Aug. 12, 2016.

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For additional information contact:
Amanda Marshall
Cobb County Superior Court
770-528-1884
Amanda.Marshall@cobbcounty.org