Judicial Administrative Specialist
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Amber N. Patterson joins the Cobb County Juvenile Court Bench with a multitude of experience in Juvenile Law. In 2002, she began her career at the Alachua County Family/Civil Justice Center as a Guardian ad Litem. Patterson became an extern with the CASA Program in 2004, and then moved on to become a staff attorney for the Chief Judge of the Fulton County Juvenile Court in 2005. In 2007, Patterson became a child advocate attorney where she represented and counseled children in deprivation hearings in the Fulton County Juvenile Court.
In 2010, Patterson joined the Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services as a SAAG Associate, where she represented the department in various deprivation hearings and organized cases for trials. From 2011 to 2016, Patterson was a Guardian ad Litem Attorney for Cobb County where she represented and counseled children in all manners of dependency hearings. She was a Guardian ad Litem Attorney for the Cobb County Family Dependency Court, and also for the Cobb County Superior Court.
She is a frequent speaker on juvenile law and child advocacy. Patterson received her undergraduate degree in Education from Valdosta State University. She then attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she graduated with honors, and earned her J.D. Patterson resides in East Cobb with her husband and two children.