JUDGE GARY E. JACKSON
MUNICIPAL COURT OF ATLANTA
Judge Gary E. Jackson is a native Atlantan, having graduated from Northside High School (now North Atlanta) in 1968. Judge Jackson received a BS from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1972 and graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1975, where he was a senior editor on the Georgia Law Review.
Judge Jackson was an Assistant Legislative Counsel to the General Assembly of Georgia in 1975-76 and opened his private law practice in 1977. Judge Jackson returned to General Assembly to serve as Legal Aid to Lt. Governor Zell Miller in 1978-79, and continued practicing law, concentrating in commercial collection matters, for over 25 years.
In the 1984, Judge Jackson was appointed by Mayor Andrew Young as a hearing officer for the Atlanta Bureau of Taxi Cabs and Vehicles for Hire and later by Fulton State Court Chief Judge Charles Carnes as a pro hac Magistrate Judge in Fulton County. In 1988 Judge Jackson was appointed as a pro hac Judge to the City Court of Atlanta and in 1995 as a pro hac judge in the Municipal Court of Atlanta. Judge Jackson became a full-time judge in the City Court of Atlanta in 2000 and on June 30, 2005, was appointed by Mayor Shirley Franklin as a judge in the Municipal Court of Atlanta.
Judge Jackson has been a featured lecturer for the Atlanta Bar Association, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Institute of Continuing Judicial Education, and the National Business Institute. He hosted the "Legal Action with Gary Jackson" program on WSB radio for eight years and was the founder of the Gate City B'nai B'rith "Pinch Hitter Project", the recipient of President George H. Bush's 335th point of Light Award.