• Judge Brian Ross

    Judge Brian K. Ross grew up in West Central Georgia and went on to attend Florida A & M University where he received a Bachelor's degree in Political Science. Upon graduation, he served as a Field Artillery officer in the United States Army, where he was deployed to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. After his military service, Brian left the Army to attend the University of Georgia School of Law, where he participated on the award-winning Moot Court team, and was selected to be a member of the Order of Barristers honors organization.


    In his legal career prior to his appointment to State Court, Brian served as a senior prosecuting attorney and as an attorney in private practice.


    In June 2013, Brian was named as the head of the Crimes Against Women section of the Clayton County District Attorney’s Office. In that position, he was responsible for reviewing and prosecuting all cases involving crimes against female victims ages 13 and older in multiple courtrooms in the Clayton Judicial Circuit.

    On July 30, 2015, Brian was named to serve as a Judge on the State Court of DeKalb County by Governor Nathan Deal. Shortly thereafter, he was selected to serve as the Traffic Division's first Presiding Judge.


    He is married to Eleanor L. Ross and they are the proud parents of two daughters.



    * Juris Doctor - The University of Georgia School of Law (1999)

    * Bachelor's of Science - Florida A & M University (1993)

    Legal Organizations

    *DeKalb Bar Association

    *DeKalb Lawyers Association (Former President)

    Personal and Community

    *Florida A & M Alumni Assn. Metro Atlanta Chapter (Life Member)

    *New Life Baptist Church

    *Leadership DeKalb - Class of 2018

    Military Service

    *United States Army Field Artillery Officer (1994-1996), Ft. Benning, GA

    *Graduate of Army Airborne School

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  • About State Court

    The State Court was created by the acts of the Legislature of 1951, as amended. The State Court became a Constitutional Court in 1983, and has jurisdiction within the territorial limits of DeKalb County.


    The State Court has concurrent jurisdiction with the Superior Court over misdemeanor criminal cases as well as civil cases except for those which Superior Court has exclusive jurisdiction.


    State Court Traffic Division judges are not limited in their ability to hear and decide any matter within the jurisdiction of the court, although they only hear and decide matters assigned to them by order of the Chief Judge of the State Court.

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