Judge Kenya Johnson

Fulton County Probate Judge Kenya M. Johnson made history in June 2020 when she became the first minority judicial candidate in Georgia to win a landslide victory in a 3 person election without a run-off. Prior to her historic win, Judge Johnson served as Chief Deputy Solicitor and Chief Deputy District Attorney in Fulton County. Kenya served for over 8 years as the South Fulton Community Prosecutor where she led crime-prevention initiatives and held youth anti-gun violence presentations in south Fulton high schools to over 5,000 students.

As the Chief Probate Judge in Georgia’s largest county, Judge Johnson’s mission is to educate communities about estate planning and generational wealth and to make probate services more assessable to communities in need. In her first year in office, Judge Johnson developed free probate law clinics, provided free wills to communities using volunteer attorneys, led gun-safety events and restructured court operations for an improved and technology -based customer experience.

Judge Johnson has served on the Executive Boards of the National Black Prosecutors Association, The Links, Incorporated, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, and the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers. Judge Kenya, as she is affectionately called by the youth she mentors, co-created “Summer of Peace” an anti-violence initiative for at-risk high school students using music influencers. Judge Johnson is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University and attended Georgia State University’s College of Law and she is also a Silver Star member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She is married to Attorney Eric Johnson and resides in the city of South Fulton with her two children.







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