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Associate Judge Robert F. Dolph

Judge Robert F. Dolph was born in Rome, Georgia in 1937 and attended public schools in Rome until his graduation from high school in 1955. He worked for Lockheed Corp. and attended West Georgia College and Georgia State College. He went on to finish his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Southwest Louisiana in 1962. He taught in high school and in elementary school in Rockmart, Georgia before going to the University of Georgia where he earned his Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling in 1965. He then served as one of Clayton County’s first three elementary school counselors. He went back to the University of Georgia and earned his Specialist Degree in School Psychology and returned to Clayton County to serve as a School Psychologist for a number of years during which time he also earned a Specialist Degree in School Administration. He earned his Ph.D. in School Administration in 1983 at which time he was accepted to the School of Law at Georgia State University. He received his law degree in 1989.

Judge Dolph served the Clayton County Board of Education in various capacities for 30 years and was the Hearing Officer for Student Discipline Tribunals upon his retirement in 1997. After passing the bar exam in 1989 he also maintained a law practice and worked as a part-time Magistrate Court Judge. He was appointed as a full-time Associate Judge of the Magistrate Court of Clayton County in 1997.

Judge Dolph and his wife Maija have resided in Clayton County for forty - eight years. They are the parents of an adult son and daughter and the grandparents of two. They are members of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Fayetteville, Georgia.


Justice Center

Chief Magistrate Court Judge:
Wanda L. Dallas
Harold R. Banke Justice Center
9151 Tara Boulevard
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: (770) 477-3444
Fax: (770) 473-5750
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
Excluding Holidays

Judicial Assistant
LaKesha Tann



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