A Lawrenceville resident who currently serves as Gwinnett County Juvenile Court Judge was recently appointed to the county's superior court circuit, Gov. Brian Kemp announced.
Tadia Whitner, who has worked for the juvenile court since Oct. 2016, her LinkedIn profile says, was named to the new position on Tuesday.
"After serving our country as a captain in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard, Tadia Whitner brought invaluable leadership and legal expertise to her work as a prosecutor, private attorney and judge for municipal and juvenile court," Kemp said. "Now, I am honored to appoint her to the Gwinnett Judicial Circuit Superior Court where I am confident that she will govern her courtroom with the utmost integrity and impartiality."
Whitner graduated from Howard University, where she received both her bachelor’s and law degree, then served as an attorney and earned the rank of captain in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard.
Following her military service, Whitner prosecuted cases for the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Justice and then the Florida Office of the Attorney General, then represented clients through the Savannah Office of the Public Defender. She also served as a staff attorney for the Chatham County Juvenile Court.
From 2009 to 2011, Whitner was a solo practitioner at the Whitner Law Firm, later becoming the managing partner of Porter and Whitner Law Group, P.C.
She previously served as an associate judge for the Municipal Court of Snellville prior to her most recent work as a Gwinnett juvenile court judge.
Whitner is a member of Leadership Georgia’s Class of 2019 and is involved in the Air Force Association, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Georgia Association of Women Attorneys, Gwinnett County Bar Association, National Council of Negro Women and United Way of Greater Atlanta.
She is also a graduate of Leadership Gwinnett’s Class of 2018. Whitner lives in Lawrenceville with her husband and two children.