McCamy nominated to replace Johnson on Alcovy Judicial Circuit Superior Court


Gov. Brian Kemp has nominated Cheveda McCamy to the the Alcovy Judicial Circuit Superior Court to replace the late Judge Johnson.

“It truly is an honor to be selected to serve my community as your next Superior Court Judge. I am excited to bring my energy, experience and vision to the court system in Newton and Walton Counties,” McCamy said. “Thank you to Governor Kemp for having confidence in me to follow the legacy of fairness and justice that Judge Johnson embodied in the Alcovy Circuit. I am grateful to my family, my colleagues and everyone who supported me in this journey. Together with our community, I will ensure that my courtroom is a place where all voices are heard.”

MCCamy and her family live in Covington. She is a graduate of Social Circle City Schools.

Cheveda McCamy holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia and law degree from Mercer University. As an associate attorney, she worked at Hall, Booth, Smith & Slover, P.C. and Lisa R. Roberts & Associates. McCamy later transitioned to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, where she served as a senior assistant district attorney. She served in that same role with the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office before becoming the chief assistant district attorney with the Henry County District Attorney’s Office. She is a member of the NewRock Legal Society, Newton County Bar Association, Walton County Bar Association, Henry County Bar Association, Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, National District Attorneys Association, and the National Black Prosecutors Association. McCamy and her family reside in Covington.

Initial story

The Judicial Nominating Commission has submitted recommendations to fill a vacancy within the Superior Court of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit.  According to the press release, the following two names were submitted to Gov. Brian Kemp to consider to fill the vacancy was created by the passing of the Honorable Horace J. Johnson.

The Governor’s Office will contact candidates to schedule interviews.

The following names were submitted to Kemp:

  • Hillary W. Edgar – managing member, Edgar Law Firm, LLC
  • Cheveda D. McCamy – Chief Assistant District Attorney, Henry County District Attorney’s Office

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