County Attorney

Soo Jo

County Attorney
As the Fulton County Attorney, Soo Jo serves as general counsel for the largest county in Georgia where she leads an in-house legal department that handles all non-criminal legal matters for the County. The attorneys and legal professionals of the Fulton County Attorney’s Office (“FCAO”) protect the interests of the County, its departments and officials, residents and taxpayers through a high volume, fast-paced practice in which the FCAO drafts legislation, negotiates and drafts contracts, ensures compliance, provides daily advice and counsel, and litigates novel and complex issues that often set legal precedent.

Immediately prior to becoming the County Attorney, Ms. Jo was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Georgia, where she served in the civil defense and civil rights enforcement units. Ms. Jo’s public sector work has included serving as an attorney for the City of Atlanta, Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia Department of Human Services, and Magistrate Court of Gwinnett County. She has also served as an EEO manager for The Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. Ms. Jo has twenty-five years of broad ranging experience in civil and public sector law, with a particular focus on employment matters.

Ms. Jo is a graduate of Georgetown University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Languages and Linguistics, and holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Georgia State University College of Law.

Ms. Jo’s professional affiliations include membership in the State Bar of Georgia, American Bar Association, Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and the Access to Justice Committee of the State Bar of Georgia (Pro Bono Subcommittee). She has previously been recognized with the State Bar of Georgia Labor and Employment Law Section’s inaugural Mentorship Academy award for serving as a mentor (2017), the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s AAPI Trailblazer Award (2021), the Georgia Asian Times 25 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia Award (2022), and the Women Works Media Group’s Law and Justice Award (2022).