Judge Michael A. Penn joined the Fulton County Magistrate Court bench in 2015. Prior to serving on the Magistrate Court bench, Judge Penn sat as one of the first Municipal Court judges in the City of Johns Creek upon the initial incorporation of that city in 2006. Judge Penn is also a certified mediator with the Georgia Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution.
Judge Penn maintains a private law practice as a partner at the Alpharetta firm of Briskin, Cross & Sanford, LLC, where his practice concentrates in the areas of (i) general corporate and business law; (ii) mergers & acquisitions; (iii) intellectual property; (iv) franchise law; and (v) commercial litigation. Judge Penn has received the highest peer and client rating of “AV Preeminent Lawyer” by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, for business law, litigation, and general legal practice.
Judge Penn received his J.D. from the Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware in 1993 and received his B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1990.
Judge Penn is a past-president of the North Fulton Bar Association and continues to serve on the board of directors of the NFBA. Judge Penn volunteers as an attorney coach with the Johns Creek High School Mock Trial team and is a graduate of Leadership North Fulton. For many years he coached youth baseball and was involved with the Boy Scouts of America, including serving as Cubmaster of Pack 1818 in Alpharetta. Michael lives with his wife and four children in Alpharetta, Georgia.