The State Court is composed of five (5) Judges. All are elected by the citizens of Clayton County and serve four (4) year terms. State Court is a trial court with limited jurisdiction covering misdemeanor and traffic violations, prosecuted by the office of the Solicitor General, and all civil actions, regardless of the amount, unless the Superior Court has exclusive jurisdiction.

judge cowen
Chief Judge Linda S. Cowen
judge garrett
Judge Michael T. Garrett
judge hayward
Judge Tammi Hayward

judge spencer

Judge Margaret Spencer


Judge Shalonda Jones-Parker