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Kimberly Gallant Selected as Full-Time Magistrate ​

Wednesday, January 8, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Kimberly Gallant (Russell Chapter) Selected as Full-Time Magistrate 

Today, the Superior Court Judges and Chief Magistrate selected Judge Kimberly A. Gallant to succeed Judge Angela Duncan as Gwinnett's next full-time Magistrate. Judge Duncan will be sworn in by Governor Kemp on January 9, 2020.

The list began with 20 candidates seeking the appointment.   The Superior Court Bench and Chief Magistrate interviewed seven extraordinarily well qualified candidates. After deliberation, Judge Kimberly Gallant was selected.

Judge Gallant, who is currently a part-time Magistrate, brings significant training, legal experience and community involvement to this position, including:

  • Magistrate, Gwinnett County, appointed 2015;
  • Chief Judge, City of Snellville Municipal Court, appointed 2019;
  • Associate Judge, City of Suwanee Municipal Court, appointed 2017;
  • Family Violence Judge, Gwinnett County Superior Court;
  • Certified as an Accountability Court Judge for both Mental Health Court and Drug Court;
  • Former Staff Attorney for Judge Karen Beyers;
  • Former Asst. District Attorney in both DeKalb and Gwinnett Counties; and
  • Former Asst. Solicitor, DeKalb State Court.

She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in 1997 and her Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University School of Law, graduating in 2000. Accordingly, she brings 19 years of legal experience to her new position.

Judge Gallant is also a graduate of Leadership Gwinnett, Class of 2017, and for the past two years, she has served as the Justice Day Co-Chair. She also serves as a faculty member at the Emory Kessler-Edison Program for Trial Techniques. Judge Gallant is also very involved in the State Court S.M.I.L.E. Program (Summer Mentoring in Legal Education), Girl Scouts, PTA, and has served on the board for Phi Alpha Delta, Law Fraternity International. 

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