Citing “racist and disrespectful behavior to court staff,” two judges have banned an Atlanta divorce lawyer from coming to the fifth floor of the DeKalb County Courthouse without an escort.

In their July 15 order, DeKalb Superior Court Chief Judge Anne Workman and Judge Gregory A. Adams refer to “events occurring on July 14, 2008,” for their unusual limit on Paul R. Koehler’s access to the fifth floor, where the judges have chambers.