- Courtney Johnson
In 2016, Judge Johnson was selected by her colleagues to serve as Chief Judge of the DeKalb County Superior Court. As Chief Judge she is responsible for several administrative duties including overseeing the day-to-day management of the courthouse and various programs administered by the Superior Court including the Law Library and Family Law Information Center. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Johnson served as a Senior Assistant District Attorney and as an Assistant Solicitor-General in DeKalb County.
A native of DeKalb County, Judge Courtney Johnson is a graduate of Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government. Judge Johnson graduated from Emory University School of Law and had the opportunity to prosecute her first case as a third-year law student. Today, she judges local high school mock trial competitions each year and hosts high school interns in her chambers every summer.
Since taking the bench, Judge Johnson has worked hard to streamline the disposition of cases to significantly reduce the overall caseload in Division One and ensure that cases are handled as efficiently as possible. Each division of the Superior Court handles approximately 1,000 cases each year. Chief Judge Johnson is also proud to say that her staff is competent, courteous, and responsive.
Values We Share
Courtney Johnson's parents instilled in her a strong sense of commitment to the community. After spending time in the courtroom as a prosecutor, she understands the importance of having someone on the bench who not only knows the law but is competent and compassionate in applying it. Judge Courtney Johnson treats everyone who enters her courtroom with fairness, respect, and dignity.
Let's Keep Judge Courtney Johnson Working For Us!
Courtney is honored to be a Superior Court Judge in the county she was raised in. She looks forward to continuing to serve the citizens of DeKalb County by upholding the law in a fair and impartial manner.
confidence on Tuesday, May 22nd.