Judge Kellie S. Hill was recently elected to serve on the Superior Court of Cobb County, Georgia and currently holds the distinct honor of being one of the first judges of color elected to the bench. Prior to her election to the Superior Court, she served full-time on the Cobb County Magistrate Court, presiding over both civil and criminal matters. Judge Hill is a native of Jersey City, New Jersey and moved to Georgia after completing her education. She is a proud graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations, with a concentration in International Business. Judge Hill also received her Juris Doctorate degree from the Rutgers University School of Law.
Prior to her appointment as a Magistrate Court Judge, which included the privilege of presiding over Superior Court cases in Cobb County, Judge Hill practiced as a trial attorney in both the public and private sectors within the Metro-Atlanta area. She established “The Kellie Hill Legal Group”, a private civil, criminal defense and legal consulting firm with offices in both Atlanta and Marietta, Georgia. Prior to managing her own firm, Judge Hill was the managing attorney for a civil law practice in Atlanta, Georgia. She served as an adjunct professor at the John Marshall School of Law and taught “Trial Advocacy” in addition to her twenty-two years of service as a prosecuting attorney in both Fulton and DeKalb counties.
As a prosecutor, Attorney Hill held positions such as the Chief Trial Assistant District Attorney, Director of the Public Integrity Unit, Chief Senior District Attorney over the Trial Division, and as the lead attorney on many notable and complex cases in the state of Georgia, including the Fulton County Courthouse shootings.
Judge Hill and her work have been featured on national and international media outlets including, “Gavel to Gavel” coverage on Court TV, cases highlighted on “Dateline” and “48 Hours”, just to name a few. She has appeared as a legal expert on nationally and locally aired programs and news segments in addition to being recognized by the Georgia House of Representatives in Resolution 199 for her work as a trial attorney. Judge Hill was inducted into the National District Attorneys’ “Homerun Hitter’s Club”, an award given to prosecutors whose outstanding work is recognized nationally in addition to receiving the “Lewis Slaton Highest Achievement Award” twice for her contributions to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. Judge Hill’s additional acknowledgments include being named a “Top 100 Lawyer” by the National Black Lawyers’ Association, a “Who’s Who Executive Professional” and as one of Cobb County’s “15 Women of Achievement” for 2020.
Judge Hill has a strong passion for inspiring and mentoring the youth of our community. She currently serves as a member of the Zion Baptist Church Academy Board of Directors in Marietta, Georgia. Her goal is to serve as an example and reinforce the message, “You CAN be what you see and more”. Judge Hill is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is married and the mother of two young adult children. Judge Hill is honored to serve her local community.