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Joyette M. Holmes portrait photoWednesday, Nov. 13, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Kennesaw, Prillaman Hall, Room 1105 

District Attorney Joyette M. Holmes is a native of Valdosta, Georgia. Upon graduation from Valdosta High School, Joyette went on to attend The University of Georgia where she earned dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice. Joyette then went on to earn her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law in Maryland.

Prior to being appointed by Governor Brian Kemp as the District Attorney for the Cobb County Judicial Circuit, Joyette served the citizens of Cobb County and the State of Georgia in numerous roles. For the past 4 ½ years, Joyette served as the elected Chief Magistrate Judge for the Cobb Judicial Circuit. Joyette served as a prosecutor under District Attorney D. Victor Reynolds and Solicitor Barry Morgan. She also operated and served clients in private practice in the Law Office of Joyette Holmes.

While Chief Magistrate Judge, Joyette served as the First Vice President of the Georgia Council of Magistrate Court Judges and through that role served on the State’s Judicial Council. The District Attorney’s professional memberships include being a member in the Georgia Bar Association, the Cobb County Bar Association and the Northwest Georgia Bar Association. Her community involvement includes being a member of a number of civic and service organizations and serving as a board member for MUST Ministries, the Boys and Girls Club and the Cobb Community Foundation. Joyette is a member of Second St. John Full Gospel Church.

District Attorney Holmes was featured as one of Cobb Life Magazine’s “20 Rising Stars Under 40”, received the BUY-Cobb Justice Robert Benham Award, honored with the Thurgood Marshall Award by the Cobb Ministerial Alliance, and named as a Woman of Achievement for the Cobb County NAACP. She is married to Smyrna native Bridges Holmes and they have two daughters.