Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed Fulton County Magistrate Judge Shukura Ingram Millender as Superior Court judge of the Atlanta Judicial Circuit.Millender will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Alford Dempsey Jr. The appointment will take effect upon swearing in, the governor said in a news release Monday.
Millender has served as judge of the Magistrate Court of Fulton County since May 2015, Deal noted. She previously served as an assistant solicitor in the Atlanta Municipal Court and as an assistant district attorney in the Atlanta Judicial Circuit.
Millender also spent time in private practice. In 2007, Millender joined Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins, according to her bio on the magistrate court website. As a senior associate at the firm, she handled a variety of matters, including wrongful death, personal injury, medical malpractice, insurance defense, premises liability and contract cases. She also supervised and managed the work of junior associates, the bio notes.
She is a past president of the Gate City Bar Association and is a member of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and the Atlanta Bar Association. She previously served as chair of the Atlanta Board of Ethics, and on the board of the Arthur Blank Family Youth YMCA. She currently serves on the State Bar of Georgia’s Committee on Professionalism.
She earned a bachelor’s degree from Clark Atlanta University and a law degree from the Georgia State University College of Law. Millender and her husband, Marlon, have two children and live in Atlanta.
The Daily Report chose Millender for the “On the Rise” award in 2007.