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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

Excluding Holidays

Judge Brown is the Presiding Judge of the Clayton County Magistrate Court. He has served the citizens of Clayton County as a Clayton County Magistrate Court Judge for nine years. Prior to this he served as a Clayton County Senior Assistant District Attorney and as an adjunct professor (Criminal Law & Procedure) at Clayton State University. Judge Brown is also a 2010 Graduate of Leadership Clayton and the (Atlanta) Regional Leadership Institute.

Judge Brown is also a former employee of the City of Atlanta where he served as a Senior Assistant Public Defender and Internal Affairs Prosecutor. He also served as Legal Director for the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless. Judge Brown is also a graduate of the City of Atlanta Police Training Academy and a member of the State of Georgia, Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T).

Judge Brown received his Juris Doctorate from Woodrow Wilson College of Law, a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science (Criminal Justice) from Georgia State University. Judge Brown and his wife, Janice, moved to Clayton County 25 years ago. Both of their children (Richard Jr. and Raven) are products of the Clayton County School system from which they graduated with honors.