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Judge Temika Murry – DeKalb County Juvenile Court

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Temika Murry

Judge of DeKalb County
Juvenile Court

The Gregory A. Adams
Juvenile Justice Center

4309 Memorial Drive
Decatur, GA 30032

Phone:

(404) 294-2397

Temika Murry is excited to join the judges at the DeKalb County Juvenile Court as they collectively serve DeKalb’s most vulnerable children and families.  Before her appointment to the bench, Judge Murry served as a Senior Supervising Attorney with the DeKalb County Child Advocacy Center where she had worked since the department’s inception in 2003. Prior to her work as a child advocate attorney, Judge Murry completed a public interest fellowship through Washington, D.C.- based Equal Justice Works (EJW).  As an EJW Fellow, Judge Murry served as a legal advocate with Atlanta-based non-profit, Forever Family (formerly known as Aid to Children of Imprisoned Mothers, Inc. – AIM).

A graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, Judge Murry also holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration (BBA) from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

Judge Murry currently serves on the Board of the Georgia Association of Counsel for Children (GACC), and is a certified Child Welfare Law Specialist through the National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC).  She is also a member of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA) and the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL).   Judge Murry is a past president of the DeKalb Lawyers Association and a 2016 inaugural graduate of the DeKalb County Bright Futures Emerging Executives Leadership Program certified by the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government.  Judge Murry was honored to be the inaugural recipient of the Chief Justice P. Harris Hines Child Advocacy Award presented by the Georgia Supreme Court Committee on Justice for Children in 2017.

Judge Murry and her husband, fellow attorney Dorian Murry, are the proud parents of two brilliant daughters.

Judge Murry is a lifelong resident of DeKalb County.  She is grateful for the opportunity to serve in her new role and work in furtherance of the DeKalb County Juvenile Court’s mission:  To protect the best interests of the child and the community, to restore the lives of children who have been neglected or abused, to redirect children who have admitted to or have been found in violation of the law to become law abiding, productive citizens, and to support the continuity of families by leaving children in their homes whenever possible.