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Patrise Perkins-Hooker Confirmed as Fulton County Attorney Veteran | Print |

By a unanimous vote, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners confirmed Patrise Perkins-Hooker as Fulton County Attorney. On December 16, 2015, Ms. Perkins-Hooker was named the sole finalist for the post. Ms. Perkins-Hooker has served as Vice President and General Counsel for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) for the last 6 years.

 
“I want to thank the Commissioners for appointing me to this position and I am humbled by their confidence in me,” said Patrise Perkins-Hooker, the new Fulton County Attorney. “I am excited about the opportunity to work with the team at Fulton County and to continue the tradition of delivering quality legal services of behalf of its residents.”
 
“When we were looking to fill the vital position of County Attorney, the Board of Commissioners was looking for a legal mind who understands the unique concerns of a governmental entity,” says Fulton County Board of Commissioners Chairman John H. Eaves. “Ms. Perkins-Hooker’s work with the Atlanta BeltLine and much of her prior experience demonstrates that unique understanding of many of the legal issues facing Fulton County.”
 
Patrise Perkins-Hooker has worked as a practicing attorney for more than 2 decades and is the Immediate Past President of the State Bar of Georgia. Prior to joining the Atlanta Beltline, Ms. Perkins-Hooker was a partner with the law firm of Hollowell, Foster & Gepp, PC and the owner of her own law firm, Patrise Perkins-Hooker and Associates, PC. Ms. Perkins-Hooker is an honors graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and earned both a Juris Doctor and a Master of Business Administration degree from Emory Law and Business Schools respectively. She is admitted to the Georgia, Federal District and Tax Courts. She has served as a Past President of both the Emory Business School Alumni Association and the Gate City Bar Association. The latter organization also inducted Ms. Perkins-Hooker into its Hall of Fame.
 
Ms. Perkins-Hooker is a former Trustee of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Alumni Association and was selected as its Outstanding Young Alumnus for 1988. She has served her community in various capacities for civic and community organizations including Hosea Feed the Hungry. She has received numerous honors for her service to the legal profession and the community, including receiving the Leah Ward Sears Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession and the Eleonore Raoul Greene Trailblazer Award from Emory University Law School.
 
Patrise Perkins-Hooker is married to Douglas R. Hooker and they have two children and eight grandchildren. She is scheduled to assume her new duties on January 14, 2016. For more information, visit Fulton County’s website at www.fultoncountyga.gov or connect with Fulton County government on Twitter at @FultonInfo or Facebook at Fulton County Government.

 

 
 

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