District Attorney

Vic Reynolds

About Vic

Vic Reynolds was born and raised in Rome, Ga., and is a graduate of Floyd County public schools. In 1979 he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia Southern University, in Statesboro.

After graduating, Vic returned to Rome, where he was in law enforcement for four years. In 1986, Vic graduated from law school at Georgia State University and began prosecuting felony cases as an assistant district attorney in Fulton and Cobb counties. He was a prosecutor in Cobb when he was appointed as Chief Magistrate in 1994. Vic won election to a full term as Chief Magistrate in 1996, earning 72 percent of the vote. As Chief Magistrate, his duties included presiding over the Cobb County Drug Court. He left the bench in 1999 and began practicing criminal-defense law.

In July 2012, Vic was chosen by voters as the Republican nominee for District Attorney of the Cobb Judicial Circuit, and he won the office without opposition in the Nov. 6, 2012, general election.

He and his wife, Holly, who is also from Rome, have two daughters.

Internships offer insight into prosecution process

July 17, 2014 – More than 20 law-school and college students have spent the summer of 2014 interning in the Cobb District Attorney’s Office.

Under District Attorney Vic Reynolds, the office provides competitive internships in the law, investigations, and victim-witness assistance sections.

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Cobb DA's office creates apprenticeship with Emory Law

Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds announces that his office has established an apprentice program with the Emory Law School Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution.

The program will allow recent graduates of Emory and other law schools to work in the Cobb DA's Office for up to a year, gaining experience in criminal prosecution. Apprentices will investigate facts, interview witnesses, prepare indictments, argue bond and other pre-trial motions, negotiate plea agreements and assist in trials of felony cases.

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New law library at KSU named for Cobb ADA's father

KENNESAW -- The Joe R. Edwards Law Library at Kennesaw State University was officially unveiled on April 24. The library, part of the College of Continuing and Professional Education, includes more than 2,000 books worth approximately $35,000 and is a resource for students in the Legal Research and Writing classes.

Mr. Edwards' son, Dick Edwards, is an assistant district attorney in the appellate division of the Cobb DA's Office and, since 2008, has been a Paralegal instructor at KSU.

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Cobb DA's Office at forefront on animal abuse

Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds was among the invitees to witness Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signing into law House Bill 863, which alters provisions in Georgia's code relating to cruelty to animals and aggravated cruelty to animals. Also this week, the Cobb DA's Office hosted training for law enforcement on investigating animal abuse.

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Gov. signs bill strengthening penalties for unlicensed care homes

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday helped strengthen penalties for people who operate personal care homes without a license. A first violation will continue to be a misdemeanor, unless there is also abuse, neglect or exploitation, in which case the operator will be guilty of a felony resulting in imprisonment for one to five years. Second violations will result in imprisonment for one to 10 years. 

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McCoy honored at annual YWCA tribute

 Kim McCoy, director of the Victim Witness Assistance Unit in the Cobb DA's Office, was recently honored by with the Pat Head Dignity Award, given by the YWCA of Northwest Georgia.
The award is named for former District Attorney Pat Head, who, with Holly Tuchman, executive director of the YWCA, and Head's wife, Beverly, helps select the recipients.

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