136 Pryor Street SW
Fulton County Courthouse
Suite C-927 / Courtroom 9G
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-335-2883: Fax Number
404-613-4185: Judicial Assistant
404-613-4187: Staff Attorney
404-613-4188: Case Manager
404-613-0349: Court Reporter
Cynthia D. Wright serves as the Chief Judge of the Superior Court of Fulton County. She was appointed to the Court by then Governor Zell Miller on November 1, 1996. She has since been elected to three terms without opposition. Prior to assuming her current judgeship, she served as a Judge of the State Court of Fulton County.
She also served as chief legal counsel to Governor Zell Miller for his first term (1991-1995). During that period of time, she authored the legislation and constitutional amendment which established the Lottery for Education. Prior to working with Governor Miller, earlier in her career, she was assistant legal counsel to Governor George Busbee (1978-1980).
Judge Wright’s private practice of law included work as an associate with the law firm of Troutman Sanders and as a partner in the law firm of Corlew, Smith and Wright. Judge Wright also served as corporate counsel to the Georgia Housing and Finance Authority. Upon first graduating from law school, Judge Wright served as a research associate with the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government. As a law student, Judge Wright pursued her interest in politics, public policy and law by interning with Senator Sam Nunn.
Judge Wright graduated magna cum laude from Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia in 1974 and received her juris doctorate in law from the University of Georgia in 1977.
Lawdragon, a guide to the nation’s best lawyers and judges, recently selected Judge Wright as one of the 500 Leading Judges in America. The Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia presented the 2006 Jack P. Turner Award to Judge Wright for her outstanding contributions and achievement in family law in Georgia. In 2000, Judge Wright also received the Joseph T. Tuggle, Jr. Professionalism Award from the Family Law Section of the State Bar Association of Georgia.