Friday, January 8, 2010

Former DeKalb Solicitor General named to new Fulton Superior Court Judgeship

Former DeKalb County Solicitor General Shawn Ellen LaGrua has been named a judge of the Superior Court of Fulton County.

LaGrua was appointed to the new 20th judgeship of the Fulton Superior Court by Governor Sonny Purdue. This seat on the Superior Court was approved by the Georgia General Assembly in 2008.

LaGrua has served as the Inspector-General for the Georgia Secretary of State's Office since January 2007.

Previously, she was appointed by Perdue as DeKalb County Solicitor General in 2004 and named Georgia’s Solicitor General of the Year in 2006.

LaGrua also has extensive experience as an Assistant District Attorney in DeKalb and Fulton Counties. While in Fulton County’s DA’s Office, she worked as a Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney.

She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia in 1984 and her Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University School of Law in 1987 where she is currently a faculty member teaching Litigation.

LaGrua is expected to be sworn in as judge by Perdue in January. She will join the bench of Georgia's largest trial court with more than 30,000 cases filed annually The Fulton Superior Court is also among the leading courts nationally for innovative programs increasing access to justice for all.

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