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Magistrate Court Judges

Chief Magistrate Judge Joyette M. Holmes

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Chief Magistrate Judge Joyette M Holmes

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.

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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.

She received the Thurgood Marshall Graduation Service Award there. She began her professional career as a litigation associate in the prestigious law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine in Seattle, Washington. She has also prosecuted criminals as an Assistant District Attorney in several Prosecutor's Offices located in Washington, New Jersey, and Georgia. Attorney Brown served as In House Counsel for ASARCO, Inc. and was responsible for the environmental legal management from Mississippi to the West Coast. She was the first African American lawyer in the company since 1812. Before her appointment to the bench, Attorney Brown successfully ran her own litigation firm, specializing in criminal, family, personal injury, and guardian ad litem law. She has conducted hundreds of trials on all sides of the bench and has taught others how to be an effective, knowledgeable attorney of integrity. Her Mentees can be found in the government sector, the private sector, and even on the bench.

Judge Brown has been honored to serve as a Judge by Designation for the State Courts of DeKalb and Cobb County, the Recorders Court of DeKalb County and the Superior Court of DeKalb County. It is that wealth of experience she brings to currently advocating for her clients in her own firm the Moore Brown Law Group in the areas of criminal, family and personal injury. Judge Brown is actively involved in legal and community organizations, including the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, the Georgia Association of Black Women Lawyers, the Cobb Bar Association, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She is married to Felipe Brown, a law enforcement officer, with whom she shares three children, Malaysia, Ciara, and Christopher, as well as two dogs, Thor and Loki.

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.

In this position, she manages the legal department and regularly handles a vast array of legal matters, including but not limited to real estate, contracts and employment law.  Prior to her current position as General Counsel, Judge Carrington worked for large creditor rights firms where she frequently wrote summaries on updates to Georgia law and travelled to large mortgage servicers to lecture on Georgia law.  She also lectured at the 2011 ICLE Title Standards seminar. 

Judge Carrington is currently a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel (Georgia Chapter) and Junior League of Atlanta.  She is also a program volunteer with Kate’s Club, an organization which aims to empower children after the death of a parent, guardian, or sibling. 

Judge Charles Chesbro

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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.

He has been a state certified mediator in the Superior Court since the program's inception in 1993. Judge Chesbro is co-founder of the Cobb Justice Foundation, an organization providing civil representation for low-income individuals in Cobb County. He is past Chair of the Georgia Magistrate Court Council Research Committee, updating Magistrate Judges statewide on cases and changes in the law.

Judge Chesbro is an active faculty member of the Institute for Continuing Judicial Education, having taught courses in evidence, ethics, contracts, trial, injury, foreclosure and updating civil case law. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Kennesaw State University, teaching legal research, mock trial, and constitutional law courses. He has also taught Magistrate Court seminars for the public on Small Claims Court and Bad Check Claims.

Judge Louis Feingold

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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.

He has been a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Atlanta Bar Association and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta. Louis was involved for many years with Kids Chance, an organization which raises money for scholarships for the children of Georgia Workers who have been seriously injured in work related accidents. Judge Feingold and his wife, Susan, have three children and have resided in Cobb County for 17 years.

Judge Don Hicks

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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 Hill moved to Georgia after law school and began her professional career. Prior to her appointment as a judge in the Cobb County Magistrate Court, she practiced as a trial attorney in the public and private sectors. Judge Hill began The Kellie Hill Legal Group, a private criminal defense and legal consulting firm in Cobb County after serving as managing attorney for a plaintiffs' personal injury firm in Atlanta. Judge Hill also served the citizens of Georgia as a prosecuting attorney in Fulton and Dekalb counties. Before retiring from prosecution, Judge Hill served as the Chief Trial Assistant District Attorney, Director of the Public Integrity Unit and as the lead trial attorney on many of the most notable cases in the state of Georgia, to include the Fulton County Courthouse shootings.

Judge Hill and her work have been featured on national and international media outlets such as live "Gavel to Gavel" coverage on the network formerly known as Court TV and NBC's "48 Hours", to name a few. She has also appeared as a legal expert on nationally and locally aired programs and news segments. Judge Hill has been recognized for her trial work in the Georgia House of Representatives' Resolution 1994, by the National District Attorneys' Association, and has received the "Lewis Slaton Highest Achievement Award" twice for her contributions to the Fulton County District Attorney's Office. She is a National Black Lawyers' "Top 100 Lawyers" and a Who's Who "Executive Professional Award" recipient. Judge Hill and her husband Lesley have two children and they have made Cobb County their home for more than twenty-five years.

Judge Jennifer M. Inmon

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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.

She is also an active member of the Leadership Cobb Alumni Association and volunteers for the Cobb County Youth Diversion Program, the Consequences of Crime Education Program and Cobb County Family Resources.

Judge Quinn M. Kasper

A Gwinnett County native, Quinn McGill Kasper earned her B.A. in 2007 from Auburn University and her J.D in 2010 from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama. She is admitted to practice in Georgia. She currently serves as the Senior Attorney with a national creditor’s rights law firm in Marietta.  Outside of practicing law, Judge Kasper is an active member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Gamma Phi Beta Alumni Association volunteering at various community events.  Judge Kasper, her husband, Sean, and her stepson have resided in Cobb County since 2012.

Judge Jonathan Marigliano

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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 Marigliano represents injured parties, companies and individuals involved in business disputes and athletes, coaches and others involved in sports-related matters. He has lived in Atlanta since 1993 and Cobb County since 2009.

Outside of practicing law, Judge Marigliano has volunteered with the Atlanta Community Food Bank, the Emory Board of Visitors, and the Shepherd Center. He also assists the Georgia Athletic & Entertainment Commission as an event official and judge at state-sanctioned mixed martial arts and boxing events, making sure all combat sport promotions are in compliance with state rules and regulations. He has also served as a professional scout for the Oakland Raiders for sixteen years.

Judge H. Luke Mayes IV

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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

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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).

She was a recipient of the UT Freshman Alumni Scholarship and the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Scholarship. While attending Tennessee, Judge McKamey was active in the UT Trackettes and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Zeta Phi Beta actively supported the Knoxville Ronald McDonald House where Judge McKamey was a regular volunteer.

Judge McKamey went on to receive her JD from North Carolina Central University School of Law (Durham), where she was awarded the James A. Martin Scholarship and the Am Jur Book Award for Torts. She was a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and served as its Vice-Justice during her attendance at NCCU.

Judge McKamey was in private practice for over a decade prior to entering the collections field as an attorney supervising the call center, garnishment and arbitration departments at Gerald E. Moore & Associates, PC in Marietta. While employed by Mr. Moore, Judge McKamey received her Tennessee law license in 2007. She went on to become Managing Attorney of Hollander Law Offices, LLC’s (Earth City, MO) Marietta Office until they closed their doors in 2009.

From October 2009 – September 2011, Judge McKamey was an Associate at Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor. In September 2011, she went into private practice, focusing primarily on collections, Alternative Dispute Resolution, domestic relations, juvenile and contracts matters. In addition to her private practice, she was Of Counsel at the Molden Law Firm from 2014-2016, focusing on contracts, HOA collections and employment matters. Judge McKamey maintains her practice in Cobb County.

Judge McKamey is active in her community, serving as a volunteer at Holy Family Catholic Church, her daughter’s high school, Friends Against Domestic Violence in Cobb County, pro bono legal work through the Cobb Justice Foundation and the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, DragonCon and the American Cancer Society. In her spare time, she enjoys her children, cooking, watching college football, science fiction genre media and events, and anything Disney.

Judge Gerald Moore

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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 Moore remains an active alumni to Santa Clara through his continued support of scholarships and moot court competitions related to the study of Human Rights Law at the International Global Policy Institute. Judge Moore and his wife, Erin, have two sons and have resided in Cobb County for twelve years.

Judge Clayton D. Moseley

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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 Moseley and his wife, Sara, have two children and have resided in Cobb county since 2005.

Judge John L. Strauss

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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.

He has been a resident of Cobb County since 1985. In 1990, he was a recipient of the S. Philip Heiner Award for pro bono indigent defense, awarded by the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. Judge Strauss is a professional trumpet player and a member of the Cobb Wind Symphony, a premier adult community band in Cobb County.

Judge Timothy W. Wolfe

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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.

Prior to becoming a judge, he practiced law for 23 years, in both the civil and criminal fields. Judge Wolfe is an avid photographer and has lectured at seminars for judges on the subject of photographic evidence. His community volunteer work includes teaching a GED class and performing magic shows for hospital patients.

Judge Wolfe has been a resident of Cobb County since 1979.