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Honorable Henry R. Thompson

Courtroom 5200

Ashley Fleurine, Administrative Assistant

Thomas Davis, Staff Attorney

Kelli Jones, Court Reporter

About Judge Thompson

Judge Henry Thompson

Judge Thompson was born and raised in Carroll County, Georgia, and earned his undergraduate degree from Emory University in 1990, and his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1994.  After graduation, he opened a private law practice in Athens, but soon afterward accepted a position as an Assistant District Attorney for the Western Judicial Circuit, covering Athens-Clarke and Oconee Counties, where he served from January 1995 to September 2000.  In October of 2000, he accepted a position as an Assistant District Attorney in Cobb County, where he served for three years, before becoming a partner in a criminal defense practice in Marietta.  Between 2003 and 2006, he represented clients in numerous courts across the metropolitan Atlanta area, before returning to the Cobb District Attorney’s Office, where he became a Senior Assistant District Attorney.  Judge Thompson was appointed to the Cobb County State Court bench on February 18th, 2013, by Governor Nathan Deal, and was re-elected in 2014 and 2018. When the Georgia General Assembly voted to expand  the Cobb Superior Court bench from ten to eleven judges,  Judge Thompson was appointed by Governor Brian Kemp to fill the new judgeship effective January 1st, 2022, giving him the distinction that he shares with Judge Robert Leonard of having been appointed to Cobb County judgeships by two different Governors.  

Judge Thompson has been a faculty member for the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia, teaching Basic Litigation and Fundamentals of Prosecution at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.  He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Georgia, the University of Georgia School of Law, the Emory University School of Law, and has taught Professionalism for attorneys at the State Bar of Georgia. 

Judge Thompson is married and has four children, all of whom attended Cobb County public schools.  He is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Marietta, and has been an active supporter of youth sports in Cobb County, coaching football, baseball, and wrestling.

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