Gwinnett County Magistrate Court

Gwinnett County Magistrate Court’s jurisdiction encompasses civil claims of $15,000 or less, county ordinance violations, applications for and issuance of arrest and search warrants, preliminary hearings, dispossessory writs, and distress warrants. No jury trials are held in this court. Appeals from decisions in landlord, tenant and civil cases are made to the Superior and State courts.


Each of the judges who staff the bench is elected to four-year terms of office.

  • Chief Magistrate Judge Kristina Hammer Blum
  • Judge William F. Brogdon
  • Judge Gene Cantrell
  • Judge Keith Miles
  • Judge Jennifer Mann
  • Judge Bob Mitchum
  • Judge Bert Norton
  • Judge Laura Tate
  • Judge Robert D. Walker Jr.
  • Judge Ken Parker
  • Judge Kimberly A. Gallant
  • Judge Phyllis Russell
  • Judge John K. Ireland
  • Judge Deepak Jeyaram
  • Judge Jammie Taire
  • Judge Jon W. Setzer
  • Judge Regina J. Matthews
  • Judge Anna W. Pearce
  • Judge Rahn L. Gatewood
  • Senior Judge James R. Argo Jr.
  • Senior Judge Valeria Elbaz Head

Magistrate Administration

  • Philip M. Boudewyns, Court Administrator
  • Tiana p. Garner, Clerk of Magistrate Court

Location & Contact Information

Gwinnett County Magistrate Court – Civil Division
75 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Phone: 770-822-8088


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