June 12, 2024

Congratulations to Sonya Allen, Class of 1999, District Attorney-Elect for Cobb County


Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) congratulates Fulton County Deputy District Attorney Sonya Allen, Class of 1999, on her recent election as the District Attorney for Cobb County. Allen won the seat over the incumbent in the democratic primary and will be unopposed in the November general election. She will be sworn into the post in January 2025.

Allen is the first African American woman to be elected as Cobb County District Attorney. With over 30 years of legal experience, Sonya has dedicated her career to public service and justice. As a Deputy District Attorney and a veteran of the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office, her extensive background in high-profile criminal and public corruption cases makes her an exemplary leader for this role.

Allen shared with her alma mater,

“I am deeply honored and humbled that the voters of Cobb County have entrusted me to serve as Cobb County’s next District Attorney. My journey has been driven by relentless determination and a commitment to justice, qualities I developed while attending John Marshall Law School and while also working full-time at the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office.

To every student and aspiring attorney out there: your dreams are within reach. Stay focused, work hard, and never let the doubts of others deter you. I am living proof that with perseverance and dedication, you can achieve your goals. Our legal system needs passionate and driven individuals like you to make a difference for others.”

Please join us in congratulating Sonya Allen on this well-earned accomplishment. We are immensely proud of her achievements and confident that she will excel in her new position, paving the way for future leaders in law and justice.