Judge Ryan Locke was appointed to the Fulton County Magistrate Court in February 2022. He also practices injury and appellate law at Locke Law Firm and is an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law. Judge Locke began his career as a public defender in Fulton County. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric & Communication Studies and Psychology at the University of Richmond and a Juris Doctor from the University Of Georgia School Of Law, where he was inducted into The Order of Barristers and was a pupil in the Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court.
Judge Locke lives with his wife, an immigration attorney, and their three children in Midtown.