Cobb County Government

 

Judge Joyette M. Holmes is a native of Valdosta, Georgia. Upon graduation from Valdosta High School, Judge Holmes went on to attend The University of Georgia where she earned dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice. Judge Holmes then went on to earn her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law in Maryland.

Prior to being appointed as the Chief Magistrate Judge for the Cobb County Judicial Circuit, Judge Holmes served the citizens of Cobb County and the State of Georgia in numerous roles. Judge Holmes served as a prosecutor under District Attorney D. Victor Reynolds and Solicitor Barry Morgan. Judge Holmes also operated and served clients in private practice in the Law Office of Joyette Holmes.

Judge Holmes’ professional memberships include being a member in the Georgia Bar Association, the Cobb County Bar Association and the Northwest Georgia Bar Association. Her community involvement includes serving as a board member for the Boys and Girls Club and the Music on Wheels Foundation of America. She is also a member of the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. Judge Holmes is a member of Second St. John Full Gospel Church where she serves as the Scholarship Committee Chair and the Middle and High School Youth Mentor.

Judge Holmes was featured as one of Cobb Life Magazine’s “20 Rising Stars Under 40” and named as a Woman of Achievement for the Cobb County NAACP. Judge Holmes is married to Smyrna native Bridges Holmes and they have two daughters.

 

 

Judge Angela Z. Brown, Esq.

Judge Angela Brown, a native of Philadelphia, has been an attorney for approximately 29 years and has a wealth of legal experience in diverse areas. She is the proud daughter of a school teacher and a Tuskegee Airman. She graduated from Brown University in 1989. After being awarded the Dean's Outstanding Scholar Full Academic Scholarship, Attorney Brown attended the University of San Diego Law School where she received her J.D. in 1993.

Judge Deniece Carrington

Deniece Carrington is a native of Canada and received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada).  She received her Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law in 2008.  Judge Carrington joined Cobb County Magistrate Court in 2017.  She is admitted to practice in Georgia and currently serves as General Counsel for a not-for-profit corporation.

Judge Charles Chesbro

Charles Chesbro has been a Magistrate Judge for Cobb County since April 1990. Judge Chesbro graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso, in 1984, and earned his Juris Doctor from Georgia State University of College of Law, cum laude, in 1987. He is admitted to practice law in Georgia, Colorado and the District of Columbia. Judge Chesbro maintains a mediation practice in Cobb County in the areas of general, commercial, family law, and civil litigation.

Judge John P. Farrell

John Farrell received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Kennesaw State University in 1998 and his Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University in 2003.  John is licensed to practice law in Georgia and Tennessee.  Judge Farrell maintains a private law practice with his wife, Stacey Farrell, near the Marietta Square, where he focuses on Estate Planning and Probate.  Judge Farrell has lived in Cobb County for thirteen years with his wife and two sons.

Judge Louis Feingold

Louis Feingold was born in Camilla, GA. He received his undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Georgia and his law degree from Georgia State University College of Law. Judge Feingold currently practices at a large national collections law firm located in Marietta. He is a member in good standing in the State Bar of Georgia and the Cobb County Bar Association.

Judge Don Hicks

Donald Hicks has been a Magistrate Judge for Cobb County since 1987. Judge Hicks graduated from Emory University in 1974 and earned his law degree from Woodrow Wilson College of Law in 1980. He currently is practicing in the area of real estate foreclosure law at the firm of McCalla, Raymer, Padrick, Cobb, Nichols and Clark. Judge Hicks is a member of the Atlanta Track Club and USA Triathlon association. He is currently serves as a Trustee for the Atlanta Track Club Foundation.

Judge Kellie Stevens Hill

Judge Kellie Hill is a native of Jersey City, New Jersey. Upon graduating from The Academy of Saint Aloysius high school, she attended the University of Pennsylvania where she obtained her Bachelors of Art degree in International Relations with a concentration in International Business and her Juris Doctorate degree from the Rutgers University School of Law.

Judge Jennifer M. Inmon

Jennifer Inmon received her B.A. in Business from Wittenberg University in 1992. She went on to receive her J.D. from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee in 1995. Judge Inmon served as the law clerk for the Cobb County Magistrate Court and the Cobb County Drug Court from 1996 until 1999 when she was appointed Cobb County Magistrate Court Judge. She maintains a private law practice in Cobb County concentrating on corporate and business law.

Judge Jonathan Marigliano

Jonathan Marigliano earned his law degree Emory School of Law in 1996. He received his undergraduate degree in finance in 1992 from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Judge Marigliano began his legal career at Hall, Booth, Smith & Slover, PC in 1996 and was elected to the partnership in 2001. He co-founded the civil litigation firm of Slover, Prieto, Marigliano & Holbert, LLC in October, 2012.

Judge H. Luke Mayes IV

A lifelong resident of Cobb County, H. Luke Mayes IV received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Emory University in 1996 and his Juris Doctor from Emory University in 1999. He was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 2000. After serving as a law clerk in the Cobb County Superior Court, he entered private practice. Judge Mayes maintains a private law practice in West Cobb County which focuses on estate planning, business law, and civil litigation.

Judge Janné Y McKamey

Judge Janné Y. McKamey has been licensed to practice law in Georgia and a Cobb County resident since 1993. She has extensive experience in legal compliance, contracts, domestic relations, collections and small business matters.

She earned her BA in Political Science with a minor in General Business from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville).

Judge Michael McLaughlin

Michael McLaughlin has been a part-time Magistrate since 1985, presiding over civil small claims cases, as well as, the issuance of criminal warrants.

Judge McLaughlin graduated from Florida State University in 1976 and John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1980. He maintains a private law practice in Cobb County, concentrating in family law, and personal injury.

Judge Gerald Moore

Gerald Moore received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Davis and his law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. Judge Moore is admitted to practice law in California, Georgia and Arizona.

He currently serves as a principle in his own creditor rights law practice. In addition to his private practice, he was appointed in 2003 by the State Attorney General to serve as a Special Assistant Attorney General representing the Georgia Department of Revenue.

Judge Clayton D. Moseley

Clay Moseley was born and raised in McKinney, Texas. He received his B.B.A.from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in 1998 and went on to receive his J.D. and M.B.A. from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in 2005.

Judge Moseley is a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia and currently acts as Managing Litigation Attorney for a large national civil litigation firm located in Marietta.

Judge Hugh Robinson

Judge Hugh Robinson graduated from State University of New York in 1959 with his B.S. in Marine Transportation and Economics. After graduating from college, Judge Robinson served on active duty in the U. S. Navy. He then went on to receive his LLB from St. John's University School of Law, New York in 1965. He served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1965 to 1969.

Judge Carletta Sims

Carletta Sims, a Cobb County resident for more than 20 years, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Management from Fisk University, in Nashville, TN and her Juris Doctorate degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.

Judge John L. Strauss

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.

Judge Timothy W. Wolfe

Timothy W. Wolfe was appointed as a part-time magistrate judge in December 2005. He has also been an associate judge with the Municipal Court of Smyrna since 2004. Judge Wolfe received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Emory University in 1975, and then earned his Juris Doctor from Emory Law School in 1978. In addition to his judicial duties, Judge Wolfe also conducts mediations in civil cases.