Gregory A. Adams

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DeKalb County Courthouse
Room 5240

Phone: 404-371-2211

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First DeKalb County Judge to have a building named in his honor: The Gregory A. Adams Juvenile Justice Center was unanimously designated by the DeKalb County Commissioners on April 10, 2007

  • Member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia since 1984
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Continuing Judicial Education of Georgia (2008 – 2010)
  • Past President of the DeKalb Lawyers Association
  • Past President of the DeKalb Bar Association
  • Former Chairman of Leadership DeKalb
  • First African American Jurist to have portrait displayed in a DeKalb County Building

Recent Awards and Honors:

  • Living legend Award, The Greater Travellers Rest Baptist Church (2011)
  • Distinguished Service Award, DeKalb History Center (2010)
  • Outstanding Jurist Award, Gate City Bar Association – Judicial Section (2009)
  • 2009 Distinguished Alumni Community Service Award, Georgia State University Alumni Assoc. (2009) Distinguished Leadership Award 2008, The Community Leadership Association (2008)
  • Whitney M. Young Service Award, Boy Scouts of America (2007)
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Leadership DeKalb (2007)
  • Proclamation from the United States House of Representatives (2007)
  • Spirit of Scouting Award, Boy Scouts of America (2007)
  • Justice Benham Community Service Award, State Bar of Georgia (2006)
  • Community Service Award, DeKalb Council for the Arts (2006)
  • Pioneer Award – Working with Children with Disabilities, KES Day, Inc. (2006)
  • Plaque of Appreciation, DeKalb For Seniors, Inc. (2006)
  • Destiny Award for Community Justice, Project Destiny (2005)
  • Champion of Community Excellence Award, New Life Ministries, Inc. (2005)

adams_bldg_2Judge Gregory A. Adams of the DeKalb County Superior Court standing in front of the

Gregory A. Adams Juvenile Justice Center.

Dedicated on June 22, 2007 Served by designation on the Georgia Supreme Court on the appeals in Hall, Warden v. Lance (S09A1536) and Lance v. Hall, Warden (S09X1538) 9/17/09


Sharyn Belisle Judicial Assistant 404.371.2211
April Jeffries Staff Attorney  404.371.2342
Jaketta Pippen Civil Case Manager and Calendar Clerk 404.371.4707
Inez Owen Criminal Calendar Clerk 404.371.2183
Kelly Tyndale Court Reporter 404.371.2995