Christopher T. Portis


Christopher T. Portis

Judge Christopher T. Portis was appointed to serve as judge in the Municipal Court of Atlanta by Mayor Kasim Reed in 2015. Judge Portis presides over the Housing and Code Enforcement Division. He is a native Atlantan and earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Morehouse College and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Prior to his appointment, Judge Portis served part-time as a Fulton County Magistrate Judge. As a practicing attorney, Judge Portis represented clients in business litigation matters. He served as Special Counsel to the National Monuments Foundation, he was "of counsel" with the Parks Group, P.C., and also served as General Counsel to Communique-USA, Inc., a marketing firm in the Atlanta area.

Judge Portis continues his commitment of service to the community he loves. He is a former board member of the National Monuments Foundation; a member of the Kiwanis Club of Northside Atlanta; and a past chairman of the Pastoral Council at St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church. Additionally, Judge Portis is a graduate of the Young Lawyers' Division of the State Bar of Georgia Leadership Academy. He was recently awarded the Council of Municipal Court Judges’ Special Recognition Award for the creation of Atlanta’s Homeless Court.


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