Judge Doris L. Downs


Judge Doris L. Downs

Judicial Assignments

  • 1996-Present: Superior Court of Fulton County 

Education

  • Juris Doctor, cum laude: University of Georgia (1981)
  • BA, cum laude, Political Science: University of Georgia (1977) 

Professional Experience/Associations

  • Drug Court Judge, 2002 – present
  • Mental Health Court Judge, 2007 – present
  • Chief Judge, Fulton County Superior Court, 2004 – 2010
  • Fifth District Administrative Judge, 2004 – 2010
  • Member, Judicial Council of Georgia, 2004 – 2010
  • Member, Judicial Workload Assessment Committee, 2004 – 2010
  • Member, Standing Committee on Drug Courts, 2004 – 2010
  • Member, Nominating Committee for Board of Court Reporting, 2004 – 2010
  • Chair/Pre-Indictment Committee, 1998 – 2000
  • Assistant District Attorney, Fulton Superior Court, 1985 – 1996
  • Associate, Cotton, White & Palmer, 1984 – 1985
  • Attorney, Child Support Recovery Division, Fulton County, 1981 - 1984
  • Pillar of Maimonides Award, Maimonides School, Brookline, Massachusetts, 2010
  • EPIC Inspiration Award, Emory Public Interest Committee / Emory Law School, 2010
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Leadership Award, 2009
  • The St. Thomas More Award, St. Thomas More Society, Inc., 2007