While Jorgia’s array of legal experience is remarkable, it is her experience and work ethic beyond the legal community that caught our eye. Jorgia moved to Atlanta in 1967. She attended The Lovett School, obtaining a partial scholarship and working part-time during high school to pay tuition. She went on to Davidson College where she graduated with honors in May 1984 helping to pay her way with student loans and work-study programs there as well.
After returning to Atlanta, Jorgia initially began a career in retail where she eventually found herself responding to a jury summons. Her interest in law was sparked. Continuing the theme of working her way through school, Jorgia’s schedule soon became consumed with full-time work in retail by day and Georgia State Law School at night. Through law school, Jorgia interned with the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources before graduating in 1993 and starting her legal career in Gwinnett County.
Jorgia comes to Legion after extensive training and after 19 years with the Courts of Gwinnett County. Jorgia’s last assignment was perhaps most noteworthy: Associate Judge of the Gwinnett
County Probate Court. As a neutral, she is registered in: General Civil Mediation, Domestic Relations Mediation, Specialized Domestic Violence Mediation, and Non-binding Arbitration. She has mediated Probate, Domestic, and a vast array of civil cases of various types throughout her time as a neutral.
In addition to her time on the Bench, Jorgia has been a Staff Attorney and Senior Staff Attorney for the Superior, Probate and Magistrate Courts of Gwinnett County, where she gained experience in a wide variety of types of actions, as well as a law firm Associate with a General Civil Litigation firm in Lawrenceville where she specialized in school law and municipal law. Jorgia was even a part-time Instructor for Georgia State University School of Business teaching Legal and Ethical Environment of Business and Business Law.
Perhaps most interesting, is Jorgia’s artistic side. Through the years, she has enjoyed performing both classical and popular music with several groups, including church and secular choirs, high school and college groups, and bands such as Mrs. Paul and the Fish Heads. Euphoric Jilts, and Raising Lake, playing a variety of instruments including flute, keyboards, bass, percussion and guitar.
Married for the past 38 years with a son in Asheville, North Carolina, Jorgia is an avid volunteer for a variety of Community Service organizations, both legal and non-legal, and continues to enjoy hiking across the North Georgia mountains. Jorgia embraces the chance to help folks resolve just about any type of dispute imaginable.