Judge Todd Ashley was appointed to the Magistrate Court of Fulton County as a full-time judge on March 20, 2019. Prior to joining the Court, he served for nearly six years as the Deputy Director of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of Georgia. At PAC, he was a key contributor on many legal and legislative issues and participated in over 70 trainings on topics ranging from the 4th Amendment/Search & Seizure to Open Records. He also served 12 years in the Fulton County DA’s Office filling a variety of roles and rising to the level of Executive Assistant District Attorney, a position he held for four years as the DA’s representative serving all of northern Fulton County. Todd began his legal career by serving for two years in the Cobb County Solicitor General’s Office. He also served for a year as the Solicitor General of the city of Lilburn Municipal Court.
Judge Ashley gives freely of his time. He was an appointee of Former Governor Sonny Perdue to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council where he served a term as Vice-Chair of the Crime Victims Compensation Committee. He was an appointee of Former Governor Nathan Deal to the Juvenile Justice State Advisory Group. He is a Past President of the North Fulton Bar Association and has been engaged with the NFBA for nearly 15 years. He served a term as Co-Chair of the Multi-Bar Leadership Council, an organization dedicated to supporting diversity and inclusion programs across the Bar. He has been a member of the Local and Voluntary Bars Committee of the State Bar of Georgia for six years. He is a member of the Elkins Pointe Middle School Dad’s Club and a supporter of the Georgia State Golf Association. He is blessed with his wonderful wife Stephanie and his amazing daughter Sarah. Todd is a graduate of Georgia State University (BS, 1993) and Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (JD, cum laude, 1999). When not on the bench or volunteering, you will likely find him on a golf course.