Samir Patel has been appointed to fill the District Attorney vacancy in the Cherokee Circuit Court (Bartow and Gordon counties) by Gov. Brian Kemp.
Patel will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Rosemary Greene as Superior Court Judge of the Cherokee Judicial Circuit.
Samir Patel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Sciences and General Management from East Tennessee State University and a law degree from Georgia State University. Since 2010, Patel has served as Associate Attorney of White & Choate, in Cartersville. Since 2017, Patel has also served as Municipal Court Judge of Euharlee, GA. Patel previously served as a Part Time Instructor at ITT Technical Institute in Kennesaw, teaching criminal law, constitutional law, and ethics. Patel was also an Assistant Public Defender in the Cherokee Judicial Circuit for five years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Advocates for Children. Patel has previously served as president of the Bartow County Bar Association and the Bartow County Exchange Club. He has served as a High School Mock Trial Instructor and graduated from the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce Leadership program in 2014.
From his White & Choate bio:
Samir was born in Houston, Texas, on October 18, 1978. He attended East Tennessee State University and graduated with his B.S. and his B.B.A. in 2001. Then went on to Georgia State College of Law and graduated with his J.D. in 2005.
Samir was admitted to the Bar in 2005 as well as Georgia, U.S. District Court, Northern District, Georgia Court of Appeals, and Supreme Court of Georgia. Then U.S. Court of Appeals and 11th Circuit in 2009.
Specializes in: Criminal Defense, Family Law, General Litigation