Judge JaDawnya C. Baker was appointed to serve as judge in the Municipal Court of Atlanta by Mayor Kasim Reed in 2015. She currently presides over general traffic matters. Judge Baker is a proud graduate of Spelman College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and History graduating with honors in 2001. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2004.
Prior to her appointment, Judge Baker started a boutique practice, The Butler Law Group, LLC., where she served the greater Atlanta community as a solo practitioner. Later, she joined the Office of the Fulton County District Attorney as a Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney in the non-complex and complex trial, community prosecution, public integrity, and crimes against women & children divisions, respectively. Judge Baker was a guest legal analyst from 2012- 2015 on HLN for the following television shows: "On the Case," "Evening Express," and "HLN After Dark."
Judge Baker is the current President of the Georgia Council of Municipal Court Judges. She previously served as the President of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA) and is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, National Bar Association, and State Bar of Georgia's Board of Governors. She is a member of the 2013 Outstanding Atlanta Class and LEAD Atlanta. Judge Baker is the founder of GABWA's national award-winning Judicial & Public Office Academy and Trial Masters Boot Camp.
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