Celebrating Powerhouse Women salutes and recognizes women who are making an impact, whether it’s in business, philanthropy, public service, or elsewhere.
Erica Dove/Municipal and Magistrate Court Judge
Municipal and Magistrate Court Judge Erica Dove will begin her term as Gwinnett State Court Judge in January 2023.
Erica was born in Washington, D.C. and moved to Georgia in 1980. She has been a resident of Gwinnett County since 1981 where she attended elementary, middle, and high school. Upon graduating Howard University law school and passing the Georgia Bar in 2002, she began her career at King & Spalding, LLC. Later, she served as a misdemeanor prosecutor in the State Court of Gwinnett County for 10 years, where she served on the DUI Accountability Court team, and assisted in the creation of the Mental Health Diversion program utilized in Gwinnett State Court.
She also served as a prosecutor in several Municipal Courts including Norcross, Suwanee, Lilburn, and others. In 2015, she established her own law firm, The Law Office of Erica K Dove, handling various types of matters, working on the Indigent Defense list, serving as an advocate for clients with Special Needs and Mental Health issues, and also Veterans on the State Court Veterans Accountability Court team. Since 2015, she has handled over 1,000 matters in Gwinnett State Court alone. In 2022, she was sworn in as Associate Municipal Court Judge in the cities of Lilburn and Chamblee.
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