Judge Janis Gordon of DeKalb County State Court graduated from Emory University in 1975 and received an M.A. degree in political science from the University of Chicago in 1976. In 1979, she graduated from Duke University School of Law. She spent the next 23 years prosecuting complex multi-defendant criminal cases in the U.S. attorney’s office in Atlanta. In 2002, Gov. Roy Barnes appointed her to the DeKalb County State Court bench.

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