Stephen Knights sworn in as newest State Court Judge

Photo of Stephen Knights alongside the other Henry County State Court Judges Bailey, Lewis and Lotti (special photo).
(From Left to Right) Henry County State Court Judges Ralph Bailey, Chaundra Lewis, Stephen Knights and Vincent Lotti. (special photo)

The Honorable Stephen Knights is the newest judge for Henry County State Court following his swearing-in on Monday, September 26. Governor Kemp announced the appointment in August.

Judge Knights has experience as a Clayton County and Henry County Magistrate Court Judge, assistant district attorney for the Clayton and Griffin circuits, and assistant solicitor general in Clayton County. He fills the vacancy left by David Brown’s resignation earlier this year.

About Stephen Knights

Stephen Knights Jr. most recently served as a judge on the Henry County Magistrate Court. Prior to his appointment in October of 2020, he worked in a variety of public and private legal offices. Judge Knights was previously the senior attorney in the private firm of Knights Law Group, Magistrate Court Judge and Pro Tem Judge of the Clayton County Magistrate Court, Senior Litigation Assistant District Attorney (ADA) in the Clayton Judicial Circuit, ADA in the Griffin Judicial Circuit, and Assistant Solicitor General for Clayton County.

Judge Knights earned a doctorate in criminal justice from Capella University, his law degree from Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and a bachelor of arts in Criminology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He resides in Locust Grove with his wife and their four children.

Judge Stephen Knights will serve alongside the three other members of Henry County State Court: Judges Bailey, Lewis and Lotti.

Featured image shows the four Henry County State Court Judges as of September 2022. Special photo. Stephen Knights’ resume reprinted from the governor’s press release.

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