Judge Gary E. Jackson was appointed to serve as judge in the Municipal Court of Atlanta by Mayor Shirley Franklin in 2005. He currently presides over general traffic matters. Judge Jackson is a native Atlantan, having graduated from Northside High School (now North Atlanta) in 1968. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1972 and graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1975, where he was a Senior Editor of the Georgia Law Review.
Prior to his appointment, Judge Jackson began his career as an Assistant Legislative Counsel to the General Assembly of Georgia and opened his private law practice in 1977 concentrating in commercial collection matters. In 1984, Judge Jackson was appointed by Mayor Andrew Young as a hearing officer for the Atlanta Bureau of Taxi Cabs and Vehicles for Hire. He was later appointed by Fulton County State Court Chief Judge Charles Carnes as a Pro Hac Magistrate Judge. In 1988 Judge Jackson was appointed as a Pro Hac Judge to the City Court of Atlanta and in 1995 as a Pro Hac Judge in the Municipal Court of Atlanta. Judge Jackson also served as a full-time judge in the City Court of Atlanta in 2000.
Judge Jackson is a past President of the Council of Municipal Court Judges of Georgia. He has been a featured lecturer for the Atlanta Bar Association, Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the National Business Institute. He continues to serve the Council as a 5th District Representative to its Executive Committee. He recently received the Frost Ward Lifetime Achievement Award and the President's Award from the Council of Municipal Court Judges.
Special Assistant: Sylvia Zazueta
Case Manager: Jarrett Arnold
Judicial Assistant: Charlene Stewart