Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today named the Cobb Judicial Circuit’s Chief Magistrate Judge Joyette Holmes as its incoming District Attorney. Holmes will be the first female and first African-American to serve in this capacity.

“Judge Holmes is a servant leader in her community, and I am very excited to select her as Cobb’s new District Attorney," said Governor Brian P. Kemp. "I know Joyette will put the safety of Cobb families first and always do the right thing - even when no one is watching."

"I am honored to have the opportunity to continue to serve the people of Cobb County, and I thank Governor Kemp for the trust that he has placed in me," said Judge Holmes. "I look forward to ensuring Georgians within my jurisdiction remain safe and continue to prosper in our great state."

More about Joyette Holmes

Joyette M. Holmes is a native of Valdosta, Georgia. After graduating from Valdosta High School, Holmes went on to attend the University of Georgia where she earned dual bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice. Holmes went on to earn her law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law in Maryland. Before her appointment as the Chief Magistrate Judge for the Cobb County Judicial Circuit, Holmes served the citizens of Cobb County and the State of Georgia in numerous roles, including as a prosecutor under District Attorney D. Victor Reynolds and Solicitor Barry Morgan. Holmes also represented clients in private practice in the Law Office of Joyette Holmes. Holmes’ professional memberships include the Georgia Bar Association, Cobb County Bar Association, and Northwest Georgia Bar Association. Her community involvement includes serving as a board member for MUST Ministries and the Cobb Community Foundation. She is also a member of the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, and Second St. John Full Gospel Church where she serves as the Scholarship Committee Chair. Holmes was featured as one of Cobb Life Magazine’s “20 Rising Stars Under 40” and named as a Woman of Achievement for the Cobb County NAACP. Holmes is married to Smyrna native Bridges Holmes, and they have two daughters.

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