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Kimberly A. Alexander joined the Office of the County Attorney in August 2015 as a Staff Attorney in the Public Safety Division. She is currently assigned to the Revenue Enhancement Division. She has experience in both criminal and civil trial practice and appellate litigation. Ms. Alexander is an experienced attorney, who served as a Legal Officer for the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, as an associate with Brown, Geiger & Associates, as an associate with Brock, Clay, Calhoun & Rogers, as a staff attorney in the Fulton County Child Attorney’s Office, as an Assistant Solicitor General in the Cobb County Solicitor General’s Office, and as a judicial law clerk for Judges Duncan Wheale and Michael Annis on the Augusta Judicial Circuit (Superior Court). Ms. Alexander graduated, cum laude, from Georgia State University with a degree in English and a Minor in Secondary Education. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University Of Georgia School Of Law. Ms. Alexander is an active member of the Georgia Bar and is admitted to practice law in the federal, state, and appellate courts of Georgia.

MICHELLE ARRINGTON is a Staff Attorney on the Public Safety Team. She has practiced both Civil and Criminal law throughout her career and holds a Juris Doctor from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Prior to joining the Fulton County Attorney’s Office, Ms. Arrington worked as a Staff Attorney with the Honorable Patsy Y. Porter in the State Court of Fulton County handling all civil litigation matters pending before the Court, including medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury and contract matters. She is a member of the Georgia State Bar, where she previously chaired the Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession. Ms. Arrington continues to serve her profession as a member of the Political Action Committee and Judicial and Public Office Academy of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and as a member of the Gate City Bar Association. Additionally, she serves her community as a Board Member of Georgia Appleseed, a member of the Legislative & Advocacy Advisory Committee for the YWCA of Atlanta and as a member of the Pi Alpha Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Ms. Arrington was born and raised in Atlanta and is a graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. She attended Howard University where she graduated cum laude receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism.

PAT D. DIXON, JR. joined the Office of the County Attorney in January 2009 as a Staff Attorney in the Risk Management and Revenue Enhancement Division. He started his legal career in the General Counsel Office of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in Washington D.C. For several years he was a partner in an Atlanta firm specializing in civil trial litigation before becoming General Counsel to a national technology company where he practiced in the areas of government procurement law, employment law, and regulatory law. Prior to joining the Office of the County Attorney, Mr. Dixon served as Of Counsel to the Atlanta law firm of Johnson and Freeman, LLC. Mr. Dixon earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Tennessee State University and a Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law in Washington D.C. He has served as Attorney–Member of the City of Atlanta License Review Board, Judge Pro Hac Vice in the City Court of Atlanta, and as Special Master in the Superior Court of Fulton County. He is an active member of the Georgia Bar and is admitted to practice law in the federal, state and appellate courts of Georgia.

Parsa Fattahi joined the Office of the County Attorney in July 2016 as a Staff Attorney in the Personnel & Human Resources division. Before joining the County, he spent nearly five years in private practice focusing on labor and employment, business, and tort litigation. Mr. Fattahi earned both his undergraduate degree and Juris Doctor from The University of Iowa. He is an active member of the Georgia Bar and the Atlanta Bar Association and is admitted to practice before all state-level trial courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

TERRY J. GRANDISON joined the Office of the County Attorney in May 2008 as a Staff Attorney in the Infrastructure and Development Practice Division. Presently, he works in the Public Safety Division. Prior to joining the County Attorney's Office, Mr. Grandison served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Atlanta. He also served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Clayton County District Attorney’s Office, and as an Assistant Public Defender with the City of Atlanta’s Public Defender’s Office. Mr. Grandison served as the Director of Enforcement for the Professional Licensing Boards Division, Office of the Secretary of State. He also served as an attorney and lobbyist for a national veterans group in Washington, D.C. Mr. Grandison earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of South Alabama, and he earned his Juris Doctorate from Mercer University School of Law. He is an active member of the Georgia and District of Columbia Bars, and is admitted to practice law in all federal and state trial and appellate courts. He is also a veteran of the United States Navy.

EMILY HIRST is a Staff Attorney on the Environment and Infrastructure Team.   She is a member of the Bar Associations of Georgia and California, as well as England and Wales, and the jurisdiction of Gibraltar. Ms. Hirst has gained experience in many fields of law throughout her career, including contracts, tort, family, and criminal.   Ms. Hirst has worked in both the non-profit and private sectors, as a Barrister-at-Law in Gibraltar, within the Corporate Social Responsibility field for DNV GL’ s sustainability division, and later on contracts and grants for the Neurological Surgery team at the University of California San Francisco.   Over a period of five years Ms. Hirst volunteered her time to the Center for Justice and Accountability in San Francisco, an International Human Rights non-profit, where she was also a founding member of their junior board. Ms. Hirst grew up in California, the United Kingdom, and Ireland, but now resides in the neighborhood of Edgewood serving her community as Parliamentarian of the Martin Luther King Middle School PTA.  

Alfred "Jonathan" Jackson is a Staff Attorney on the Public Safety team who has also served on the Personnel team.   Jonathan is a 2013 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and former editorial board member of the Virginia Journal of Criminal Law.   Prior to joining Fulton County, Jonathan worked for the City of Atlanta Law Department.   Jonathan is a member of the Georgia Bar Association and he is admitted to practice in all federal, state, and appellate courts in Georgia. He currently serves on the Young Lawyers Division Litigation Committee of the Georgia Bar, and is a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Atlanta. Jonathan grew up in Savanah, Georgia and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The University of Georgia.  

DAVID R. LOWMAN joined the Office of the County Attorney in January 2013 as a Staff Attorney in the Public Safety Division. He has since joined to the Finance, Elections and Taxation Division. He has extensive experience as sole or lead counsel in both civil trial practice and appellate litigation. He began his legal career at a large Atlanta law firm where he practiced products liability litigation. He then transitioned to complex insurance services litigation. Prior to joining the Office of the County Attorney, Mr. Lowman was corporate litigation counsel for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company in Atlanta where he represented the company and State Farm insureds in civil litigation throughout the Metropolitan Atlanta area. Mr. Lowman graduated from Duke University with a degree in Psychology. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Duke University School of Law. Mr. Lowman is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia Bar. He is admitted to practice law in the federal, state and appellate courts of Georgia.

LAURA MOORE joined the Office of the County Attorney in October 2011 as a Research and Trial Assistant. In March 2012, she became a Staff Attorney in the Risk Management and Revenue Enhancement Division. Prior to joining the Office of the County Attorney, Ms. Lewis served as an intern with Atlanta Legal Aid and the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence. Ms. Lewis has a passion for public service and she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs with a minor in French from the University of Georgia where she graduated cum laude. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Emory University School of Law, and she is an active member of the Georgia Bar.

Paula Raffertyjoined the Office of the County Attorney in August 2015 as a Staff Attorney in the Personnel and Human Resources Division. She started her legal career in the litigation section of Long Aldridge & Norman and then opened her own trial practice with an emphasis on dispute resolution for high profile clients. Prior to joining the County Attorney’s Office, Ms. Rafferty was employed by the Georgia Advocacy Office where she served as Counsel to the program for Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (PADD). She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law where she graduated cum laude, and she has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, also from the University of Georgia. Ms. Rafferty is a registered neutral with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, and she is admitted to practice law in the federal, state and appellate courts of Georgia.

Nancy Ladson Rowanis a Staff Attorney within the Office of the County Attorney where she presently serves on the Public Safety Team, representing the Fulton Sheriff Office, Police Department, and Marshall’s Office. Prior to joining the County Attorney’s Office, Ms. Rowan had the pleasure of serving as an Assistant Solicitor at the Fulton County Solicitor’s Office and an Assistant District Attorney, at the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. She has also worked in private practice in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Defense, and Employment Discrimination. Ms. Rowan earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina and her Juris Doctorate Degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is an active member of the Georgia Bar and is admitted to practice law in federal and state trial and appellate courts.

Elizabeth M. Roberts joined the Office of the County Attorney in July 2016 as a Staff Attorney in the Revenue Enhancement Division. She has experience in both criminal and civil trial practice and litigation. She started her legal career in a smaller local law firm and title company progressing to national firms by concentrating her practice on real property transactions and title litigation. Prior to joining the Office of the County Attorney, Ms. Roberts was a Senior Assistant Solicitor with the City of Atlanta, Solicitor’s Office where she prosecuted cases regarding real property code violations and other local ordinance crimes and also served as the prosecutor for the City of Atlanta’s Judicial In Rem Pilot Project. Ms. Roberts graduated from Stetson University with a degree in English. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Cumberland Law School and has a Masters in Science and Library Studies from Clark Atlanta University. Ms. Roberts is an active member of the Georgia Bar, Real Estate Section of the Georgia Bar and the Stonewall Bar Association. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Valley Brook Road Civic Association, DeKalb Cross Neighborhoods Committee and was past treasurer for the American Tiny House Association. She was honored in 2013 by the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer Foundation and Atlanta Bar Association with the Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service. Ms. Roberts is admitted to practice law in the federal, state and appellate courts of Georgia.

LOGAN WINKLES is a staff attorney on the Personnel team. Prior to joining the Office of the County Attorney, he was a partner at a small firm specializing in business and employment litigation. Mr. Winkles received his bachelor’s degree in history from Berry College and his law degree from the University of Georgia. After law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Walter Johnson, the U.S. Magistrate Judge in Rome, Georgia. Mr. Winkles was born in north Alabama and currently lives with his wife and two kids in Ormewood Park.

 
 

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