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Judge Quinton G. Washington

Judge Quinton G. Washington
Office Address:                           Phone:
Justice Center Tower
185 Central Avenue SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303


Judge Washington was appointed to the Magistrate Court of Fulton County in August of 2016.  Prior to joining the bench, he was a founding partner of Bell & Washington LLP, a full service law firm with offices in Atlanta and Gainesville, Georgia.  Quinton has successfully represented clients in over 30 counties throughout Georgia.  His experience, combined with the relationships he has built, have allowed him to quickly rise in the profession to become a respected advocate for his clients.  Judge Washington is a member of all of the local courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court and a member of the federal bar.

A native of Warner Robins, Georgia, Judge Washington received a full scholarship to Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida.  While matriculating at Florida A&M University, he graduated with a major in Public Management with honors.   

Judge Washington was awarded the prestigious Harry S. Truman Fellowship and the Woodrow Wilson Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship, and used those awards to attend Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  There, Judge Washington received his Master’s Degree in Public Policy. He also worked for the late Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, a true pioneer in the interpretation of constitutional law. 

Judge Washington attended law school at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia.  While attending Emory, he was a member of the Black Law Students Association, the Moot Court Society, and the Lamar Inn of Court.  Additionally, Judge Washington worked at some of the country’s top law firms and corporations, where he honed his legal skills working with some of the country’s top legal minds.  He also completed an externship with Justice Robert Benham, former Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, where he familiarized himself with appellate advocacy. 

Judge Washington focuses his private practice on legal matters involving families in conflict, personal injury, worker’s compensation, and representing individuals and small companies in personal and professional disputes.   Judge Washington also has criminal defense experience with an emphasis on DUI representation.  He has handled hundreds of smaller cases from uncontested divorces and child support matters to complex multi-state family law litigation involving millions of dollars in assets.  Judge Washington was chosen to participate in the Bill Daniels Criminal Defense Institute, where only 50 young lawyers from around the state undergo extensive criminal defense training each year. 

Judge Washington was also chosen as a member of the 2007 Leadership Georgia Class, selected as an Outstanding Atlantan in 2008, and was chosen to be a member of the Leadership Buckhead Class of 2009.  Additionally, he was recognized by the National Bar Association as one of the Nation’s Top Advocates Under 40 in 2011 and as a 2013 Georgia Rising Star by Super Lawyers.

Judge Washington is a married father of twins. When not with his wife and kids he is a coach of a championship basketball team at his church the Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church in Decatur, GA.