Honorable Eric K. Dunaway | Chair, Judicial Section


Judge Eric K. Dunaway
Superior Court of Georgia
Atlanta Judicial Circuit
Judge Eric K. Dunaway currently serves as a Judge on the Superior Court of Georgia, Atlanta Judicial Circuit. Judge Dunaway was elected to the Superior Court in July, 2016 and was sworn in January 2017.

Judge Dunaway is a Georgia native, born in Atlanta at Grady Memorial Hospital and raised in South Fulton County. He is the proud son of a schoolteacher and a small business owner. He grew up watching his Dad run his own courier service and spent many summers working in the family business.

Judge Dunaway graduated Cum Laude from Morehouse College in 1993 and then earned a three-year scholarship to Mercer Law School graduating in 1996.

After law school, Judge Dunaway chose to return home to Atlanta. He began his legal career in the City Court of Atlanta prosecuting DUI cases, and then spent nearly 11 years in the Fulton County District Attorney’s office where he worked on major felonies including sexual assaults and homicides. He later went on to work in Paulding County as a Senior Assistant District Attorney for two years where he prosecuted child molestation cases. For the next six years he worked in the DeKalb District Attorney’s office, where he served as Deputy Chief District Attorney over the sexual assault and domestic violence units. Protecting Metro Atlanta women and children became the hallmark of his twenty year career.

Judge Dunaway is an active member of several bar associations, including the Atlanta Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, North Fulton Bar Association, Gate City Bar Association where he serves as Chair of the Judicial Section, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA), American Bar Association, Georgia Hispanic Bar Association and Stonewall Bar Association.

Judge Dunaway is a board member of Mercer Law School Alumni Association Board of Directors, member and past vice president of Mercer Law School Black Alumni Association, Leadership Atlanta class of 2019 and Morehouse College Alumni Association.

Judge Dunaway is married to fellow attorney, Julie Kert. Together they are raising two daughters.

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