Chief Magistrate Judge Appoints New Court Administrator
Cobb County Chief Magistrate Judge Brendan F. Murphy has named Tahnicia Phillips as the next Magistrate Court Administrator. She is the first African-American female Court Administrator in Cobb County history.
Phillips has worked for the Magistrate Court for more than 18 years, working her way up from part-time clerk to a Court Administrator responsible for a staff of more than 70 people and a budget of $4.3 million. She has spent the last seven years as Clerk of Court for the Magistrate Court of Cobb County, having worked under three different Chief Magistrates.
“Tahnicia is a true American success story, working her way up from part-time clerk to the top leadership position at the Magistrate Court,” said Murphy. “I know she will continue to use her experience to efficiently and effectively serve the people of Cobb County in this new role.”
The Marietta native is a graduate of Marietta High School, Clark Atlanta University and Keller Graduate School of Management. She is also a graduate of Cobb County/University of Georgia EXCEL program.
Phillips is the co-founder and executive director of the Leonard Phillips Foundation, Inc., a non-profit that provides financial assistance to motorcyclists who have been physically injured while riding. The organization was established in honor of her late father, who was killed by a hit-and run driver.
She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority and serves on the board for Ezra William SCORE for Kids Foundation. Phillips is also a co-chair of Works of Heart Benefit for the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy.
“I am excited about the challenge and very much looking forward to all the wonderful things the future has for the Magistrate Court,” Phillips said.
Jessica Glicker | Cobb County Communications | [email protected]