Judicial COVID-19 Task Force

The Judicial COVID-19 Task Force held its first meeting on May 19, 2020. The Committee is tasked with providing guidance to Georgia’s courts as they reopen in June.

Judicial Council of Georgia’s COVID-19 Task Force Roster

ChairJudge Shawn LaGruaFulton County Superior Court Judge
Supreme Court of GeorgiaChief Justice Harold D. MeltonSupreme Court of Georgia
Court of AppealsJudge Ken HodgesGeorgia Court of Appeals
Business CourtJudge Walter DavisBusiness Court
Council of State Court JudgesJudge Russ McClellandChief Judge, Forsyth County & Council President
Council of Juvenile Court JudgesJudge Lyndsay BurtonChief Judge, Hall County Juvenille Court
Council of Probate Court JudgesJudge Melanie BellProbate Judge of Newton County, Chief Magistrate, Newton County
Council of Magistrate Court JudgesJudge Brendan MurphyChief Judge, Cobb County Magistrate Court
Council of Municipal Court JudgesJudge Norman CuadraSuwanee Municipal Court Judge
State Bar of GeorgiaElizabeth FitePresident-Elect
Council of Superior Court ClerksCindy MasonColumbia County Clerk of Court, Council President
Council of Accountability CourtsJudge Reuben GreenChief Judge Cobb County Veterans Accountability Court
Administrative Office of the CourtsCynthia ClantonDirector
Georgia Department of LawBryan WebbDeputy AG – Gov’t Services & Employment Div
Institute of Continuing Judicial EducationDoug AshworthExecutive Director
Judicial Qualifications CommissionChuck BoringDirector
Atlanta Legal AidCathy VandenbergDeputy Director
Georgia Council of Court AdministratorsRobin RooksBell Forsyth Circuit Court Administrator
Prosecuting Attorneys’ CouncilRobert SmithGeneral Counsel
Georgia Public Defender CouncilJimmonique R.S. RodgersDeputy Director
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationAdam MaloneExecutive Vice President, GTLA
Georgia Defense Lawyers AssociationDavid NelsonDavid Nelson
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Don SamuelGeorgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 
Association County Commissioners of GeorgiaDebra NesbitAssociate Legislative Director
Georgia Chamber of CommerceWilliam CusterChamber Law & Judiciary Committee
Georgia Department of Public Health Kristin Miller General Counsel
Georgia Department of Community Health Marial Ellis Chief of Staff
Department of Community Supervision Phil Sellers Chief Information Officer
Georgia Sheriffs’ Association Terry NorrisExecutive Director
Prosecuting Attorney CouncilSheila Ross Director of Capital LitigationDirector of Capital Litigation
ACCG Larry Ramsey DeputyGeneral Counsel
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association Sally AkinsPast President/Secretary for State Bar of GA
Council of Juvenile Court Judges of Georgia Anne KirkhopeStaff Attorney
Council of Juvenile Court Judges of GeorgiaKirsten WallaceBudget Director
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Jill TravisExecutive Director
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation Michael LucasDeputy Director
Fulton County Board of Health Dr. Mark SwancuttStaff Physician – Fulton County Board of Health