Henry County will have a new Superior Court judge beginning January 1, 2022. Judge Danielle Roberts will fill the new judgeship created during the 2020 legislative session. In addition, Governor Kemp appointed Ralph Bailey, Jr. to serve on Henry County State Court. Both judges will serve terms ending on December 31, 2024.
The Honorable Danielle Roberts has served as Henry County State Court Judge since October 2020. She previously served as Henry County Magistrate Court Judge between 2018-2020. Prior to becoming a judge, in 2008, Roberts co-founded and was managing partner for Axam~Roberts Legal Group, a criminal and civil litigation firm where she represented clients throughout the state of Georgia. From 2003 to 2008, Roberts served AXAMLAW as Office Manager / Paralegal before serving as an associate attorney and litigated both criminal and civil matters.
She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia. She has also served as a Georgia high school mock trial coach since 2008. Roberts received her Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration from Howard University and received her Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law. She is married to her husband of 18 years and has twin, 15-year-old boys.
Ralph Bailey, Jr.
The Honorable Ralph Bailey, Jr. has served as a Senior Trial Attorney for Allstate Insurance Company since May 2019. Bailey has an extensive background in the legal field, including serving on active military duty in the U.S. Army as a Jag Officer from 2002 to 2006. Upon completion of his active military service, he continued serving in the military by joining the U.S. Army Reserves. He presently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and works as a Brigade Judge Advocate.
After leaving active military duty, Bailey continued working for the U.S. Army as an Attorney Advisor at Fort McPherson. Afterward, Bailey served as a Senior Assistant District Attorney for the Fulton County District Attorneyâ€™s Office from 2007 until 2010. He opened his own law firm, Genesis Law Group, LLC, in 2011. There, he represented clients in civil, family, traffic, and criminal law cases. In 2013, Bailey served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Henry County District Attorney’s Office. He later became an Attorney Advisor for the Social Security Administration (SSA), in 2017, where he drafted social security decisions for administrative law judges. Bailey has held part-time positions as an Associate Magistrate Judge for the Henry County Magistrate Court in 2019.
Bailey has worked as an Adjunct Professor at Mercer University as well as St. Leo University. Bailey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Police Administration from the University of Louisville, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law, and a Master of Business Administration from Mercer University School of Business. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and also serves as a mentor in the Henry County Veteranâ€™s Treatment Court. Bailey resides in McDonough with his wife and two daughters.
Featured image shows Judge Danielle Roberts and Governor Brian Kemp in October 2020. Photo credit Governorâ€™s office. Biographies were copied from the state press release.