Paressa Amjadi

Paressa Amjadi

Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney
Pareesa currently supervises the Non-Complex Unit of the Trial Division in the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. This unit covers First Appearance (when a defendant sees a judge for the first time and hears their charges), trial division courtrooms that handle non-violent felonies, bond calendars for unindicted cases, and the fledgling ORCA Court, which is dedicated to tackling case backlogs in Fulton County.

Pareesa first developed an interest in criminal prosecution during her first internship with a judge in Los Angeles County. She later interned with DeKalb County's District Attorney's Office where she worked with the Gang Prosecution Unit and the Public Integrity Unit. Following her graduation from law school, Pareesa continued to work at DeKalb County with their Accountability Courts programs and then their High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Unit. She then began working at the Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office, where she worked in a Trial Division courtroom, followed by working in the office's Juvenile Court Division. She finished her tenure with Gwinnett County working as the Electronic Evidence Assistant D.A. Following a brief foray into civil practice, she has returned to criminal prosecution at Fulton County's Office of the District Attorney.

Pareesa graduated from U.C.L.A. with a double major in Political Science and European Studies. She moved to Atlanta to attend Emory University's School of Law, graduating in 2011. She has been admitted before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States.