JUDGE ELAINE L. CARLISLE
MUNICIPAL COURT OF ATLANTA
Judge Elaine Carlisle has over seventeen years of progressive experience as a Municipal Court Judge in Atlanta with expertise in trying offenses against City ordinances. Judge Carlisle received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication in 1977 from Howard University. She went on to receive her Juris Doctorate graduating Magna Cum Laude from John Marshall Law School in 1982. Judge Carlisle has been an Atlanta Municipal Court Judge since 1989; she was the Assistant City Solicitor at the Atlanta Municipal Court from 1983 until 1989; and a Law Clerk at the Office of the City Solicitor at the Atlanta Municipal Court from 1982 through 1983. Judge Carlisle has received numerous certifications including but not limited to Municipal Court Judges Training Council in 1989-2003, American Judicature Society in 1992, American Judges Association Educational Certification in 1996, and the American Academy of Judicial Education in 1997.
Judge Carlisle has authored several publications and proposals including, “When You Must Go to Municipal Court,” an in-service training manual for the Atlanta Police Department and a proposal for a “Drug Free Fulton County,” which helped to establish a comprehensive drug plan as an alternative to institutionalization. She has received numerous awards including but not limited to an Outstanding Woman Achiever in the Judiciary Award in 1990, an award from the Gate City Bar Association, the R. Pruden Herndon Service Award in 1987, and the Wig and Gavel Outstanding Scholar Award in 1982. Judge Carlisle is a member of The National Association of Women Judges, The American Judges Association, the NAACP(a life member), The State Bar of Georgia, The Atlanta Bar Association, The Gate City Bar Association, The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Howard University Alumni Association and the Atlanta Alumni Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.