Joyette  Holmes
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Joyette Holmes

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Joyette Holmes comes to GDCR Law after serving as the Cobb County District Attorney. Ms. Holmes works with the Litigation Practice Group, as well as all Practice Groups throughout the firm. She made Cobb County history by becoming the first female and African American to serve as both Chief Magistrate and District Attorney.

Practice
Education
J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law
B.A., University of Georgia
Awards
Cobb Life Magazine's "20 Rising Stars under 40” (2012)
Cobb NAACP Woman of Achievement Award (2013)
Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service (2015)
Cobb Ministerial Alliance United States Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall Award (2019)
Cobb County Citizen of the Year (2019)
Trailblazing Award – Concerned Black Clergy of Metro Atlanta (2019)
Living Legacy Award – Kennesaw Teen Center (2020)
Trumpet Award – Cobb County Republican Women’s Club (2020)
Citizen of the Year Award – Chi Gamma Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc (2020)
Admissions
Georgia
United States Supreme Court
Supreme Court of the State of Georgia
Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia (Member)
  • Cobb County Bar Association (Member)
  • Must Ministries (Board Member)
  • Cobb Community Foundation (Board Member)
  • Davis Direction Foundation (Board Member)
  • Cobb Chamber of Commerce (Board Member)
  • Cobb County NAACP Chapter (Life Member)
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Rho Zeta Omega Chapter (Member)
  • Criminal Defense Section of the Cobb Bar (President, 2011-2012)
  • State of Georgia Council of Magistrate Court Judges (Vice President, 2017-2019)
  • Northwest Georgia Bar Association (Member)
  • Committee to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Judiciary (Member, 2019)
Practice
Education
J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law
B.A., University of Georgia
Awards
Cobb Life Magazine's "20 Rising Stars under 40” (2012)
Cobb NAACP Woman of Achievement Award (2013)
Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service (2015)
Cobb Ministerial Alliance United States Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall Award (2019)
Cobb County Citizen of the Year (2019)
Trailblazing Award – Concerned Black Clergy of Metro Atlanta (2019)
Living Legacy Award – Kennesaw Teen Center (2020)
Trumpet Award – Cobb County Republican Women’s Club (2020)
Citizen of the Year Award – Chi Gamma Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc (2020)
Admissions
Georgia
United States Supreme Court
Supreme Court of the State of Georgia
Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia

Ms. Holmes began her career as a Defense Attorney in the District Courts of Baltimore County, MD. She has served as the Chief Magistrate Judge for Cobb County, as an Assistant District Attorney, as a private business owner in the Marietta-based Law Office of Joyette M. Holmes, and as an Assistant Solicitor General.

Her extensive experience led to her selection by the Georgia Governor to lead the District Attorney's Office.

She was named the 2019 Cobb County Citizen of the Year and one of Cobb Life Magazine's “20 Rising Stars under 40”.

The Cobb NAACP and the Cobb Ministerial Alliance have both honored her with awards named for United States Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. And she has received a Community Service Award named for one of her mentors - retired Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham.

Practice
Education
J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law
B.A., University of Georgia
Awards
Cobb Life Magazine's "20 Rising Stars under 40” (2012)
Cobb NAACP Woman of Achievement Award (2013)
Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service (2015)
Cobb Ministerial Alliance United States Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall Award (2019)
Cobb County Citizen of the Year (2019)
Trailblazing Award – Concerned Black Clergy of Metro Atlanta (2019)
Living Legacy Award – Kennesaw Teen Center (2020)
Trumpet Award – Cobb County Republican Women’s Club (2020)
Citizen of the Year Award – Chi Gamma Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc (2020)
Admissions
Georgia
United States Supreme Court
Supreme Court of the State of Georgia
Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia

Ms. Holmes’ steadfast dedication to the rule of law led to her appointment as the special prosecutor in the high profile Ahmaud Arbery case, which drew media coverage nationwide.

Practice
Education
J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law
B.A., University of Georgia
Awards
Cobb Life Magazine's "20 Rising Stars under 40” (2012)
Cobb NAACP Woman of Achievement Award (2013)
Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service (2015)
Cobb Ministerial Alliance United States Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall Award (2019)
Cobb County Citizen of the Year (2019)
Trailblazing Award – Concerned Black Clergy of Metro Atlanta (2019)
Living Legacy Award – Kennesaw Teen Center (2020)
Trumpet Award – Cobb County Republican Women’s Club (2020)
Citizen of the Year Award – Chi Gamma Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc (2020)
Admissions
Georgia
United States Supreme Court
Supreme Court of the State of Georgia
Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia