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Judge Gail S. Tusan

Judge Gail S. Tusan

Judicial Assignments

  • 2019-Present: Senior Judge
  • 1995-2019: Superior Court of Fulton County (Chief Judge:2015-2018)
  • 1992-1995: State Court of Fulton County
  • 1990-1992: City Court of Atlanta
  • 1986-1990: Fulton County Magistrate
  • 1984-1986: City of Atlanta Administrative Law Judge


  • Juris Doctor: George Washington University School of Law (1981)
  • BA, Psychology: University of California at Los Angeles (1978)

Professional Experience/Associations

  • Visiting Distinguished Lecturer, Spelman College
  • Board Member, Dispute Resolution Section, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Board Member, Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement, Inc. (“GLISI”)
  • Board President, The Pave Foundation, Inc.
  • Former Adjunct Professor, Emory School of Law
  • Faculty, National Judicial College and Georgia Institute of Continuing Judicial Education
  • Past Chair, Judicial Sections of Atlanta Bar Association and Gate City Bar Association
  • Chair, Supreme Court’s Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency
  • Past Member, Georgia Commission on Family Violence and Commission on Child Support
  • Founding Member and Past President (1983) of Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
  • Past President of Atlanta Legal Aid Society
  • Past Vice Chair of Legal Clinic for the Homeless
  • Past President, Camp Fire Boys and Girls, Georgia Council
  • Past Board Member, National Council of Christians and Jews 
  • Past President, Buckhead/Cascade City Chapter, The Links, Incorporated