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Judge Alford J. Dempsey, Jr.

Judge Alford J. Dempsey, Jr.

Judicial Assignments

  • 2018-Present: Senior Judge, Superior Court of Fulton County
  • 1995-2018: Superior Court of Fulton County 
  • 1992-1995: Magistrate Court of Fulton County


  • Juris Doctor: Harvard Law School (1976)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Morehouse College, Cum Laude (1972)

Professional Experience/Associations

  • Assistant City Attorney, City of Atlanta Department of Law (1977-1992)
  • Board of Directors, Families First, Inc.
  • Secretary, Board of Trustees New Hampton School
  • Master, Bleckley Inn of Court
  • Past Board President, Carrie Steele-Pitts Home, Inc.
  • Past Chair, Judicial Section Atlanta Bar Association
  • Past Chair, Judicial Section Gate City Bar Association
  • Past Vice President, Gate City Bar Association
  • Past Master, Charles L. Weltner Family Law Inn of Court
  • Judicial Council, National Bar Association
  • Past Chair, Benchbook Committee and Past Chair, Long Range Planning Committee, Council of Superior Court Judges
  • Chair Adult Offenders Committee, Georgia Supreme Court's Commission on Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Court System
  • Anti-Defamation League Certified Trainer on Race, Ethnic and Gender Bias for All Classes of Courts in Georgia
  • Past Database/Network Committee Chair, Georgia Courts Automation Commission
  • Former Adjunct Professor, Clark Atlanta University School of Social Work
  • Past Board Member, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (FKA Nexus Contemporary Art Center)
  • Past Board Member, Aniz, Inc.
  • Past Board Member, Breast Friends, Inc.
  • Past Chair South Atlanta District, Boy Scouts of America
  • Past Moderator, Past Deacon Board Chair and Past Trustee Board Parliamentarian, First Congregational Church, UCC
  • Past Board Member, Sisters-By-Choice, Inc.
  • Past Board Member, Southeast Conference, UCC