December 16, 2022

2004 Alumna, Sonja Brown, Elected Cobb County Superior Court Judge


Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) congratulates 2004 alumna, Sonja Brown, who was recently sworn in as a Cobb County Superior Court Judge after winning a runoff election this past summer. Judge Brown was honored by AJMLS as a Distinguished Alumni recipient in 2009.

Prior to her election win in Cobb County, Judge Brown had served as a Cobb County magistrate judge, Fulton County Assistant District Attorney, Director of Offender Re-Entry Services with the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, and as Staff Counsel at Convergent Media Systems Corporation. 

Outside the courtroom, Judge Brown is the past president of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA), member of the State Bar of Georgia, Corporate Counsel for Women of Color, and served on the Board of the Restorative Justice Center of the Atlanta Community Court Division (Atlanta Municipal Court), and the Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Foundation. In 2006, she co-wrote “Fueled by Greatness – 10 Cutting Edge Strategies for Accelerating Your Destiny Now.”

While at AJMLS, Judge Brown was the Student Bar Association President and won the Aspen Book Award for Remedies, Civil Procedure I, and Civil Procedure II.

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is pleased to celebrate alongside Judge Brown and wishes her much success as she takes the bench.