John Kevin Franks

Phone: 404-613-9071
Kevin Franks

Judge John Kevin Franks was raised in Fulton County and is a graduate of

the Fulton County Public School System. He attended Morehouse College,

graduating in 1993 with a B. A. in Political Science, cum laude. Judge

Franks obtained his J. D. from the Georgetown University Law Center,

graduating in 1996. While in law school, he worked as an intern with the

Internal Revenue Service in the Office of Chief Counsel.

After passing the Georgia Bar, Judge Franks began his legal career in the

office of U. S. Senator Max Cleland, working as a Legislative Assistant and

Counsel in Washington D. C. He returned to Atlanta in 1998, working as a

prosecutor in the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, then working as

an Associate with the law firm of Thomas Kennedy Sampson and

Patterson. Judge Franks has also worked as an Associate Counsel for


In addition to serving as a Part-Time Magistrate, Judge Franks practices

law in other counties in Georgia. Judge Franks has been married for more

than 20 years and lives in South Fulton with his wife and three children.


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