The Honorable Judge Johnny Panos Full Biography



Grady High School in Atlanta, Georgia

Georgia State University from June 1976 to June 1979. I received a Bachelors of Arts Degree.

During my tenure at Georgia State University, I was elected as the Chief Justice of the

Student Court. In addition, I was licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to transmit over various radio frequencies and hence, I worked at Georgia State’s radio station W.R.A.S. 88.5.

Emory University Law School from August 1979 to July 1980.

Transferred to Woodrow Wilson College of Law where I received my Juris Doctorate Degree in 1983.


Professional Accomplishments and Admissions:

  1. Judge, DeKalb County State Court- Elected September 10, 2002.
  2. Attorney at Law admitted in DeKalb County – Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit – Admitted: 7-11-83.
  3. Federal District Court, Northern District, Atlanta, Georgia – Admitted: 12-12-83.
  4. Federal District Court, Middle District, Macon, Georgia – Admitted: 9-95.
  5. Georgia Court of Appeals – Admitted: 9-20-83.
  6. Georgia Supreme Court – Admitted: 9-20-83.
  7. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, Atlanta, Georgia – Admitted: 1-5-84.
  8. U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, D.C. – Admitted: 12-4-89.
  9. District of Columbia Bar, Washington, D.C. – Admitted: 1-10-90.
  10. District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Washington, D.C. – Admitted 1-10-90.

Honors, Certificates, Prizes, Awards, or Other Forms of Recognition

  1. The 10th Annual Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service
  2. The Women in NAACP-DeKalb Award of Excellence
  3. A certificate of completion from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy – April/84. The certificate certifies that I have completed a week long program designed to enhance trial skills.
  4. State of Georgia Certificate of Recognition for Pro Bono Legal Services. This certificate is in recognition for performing free legal services for the poor.
  5. A certificate of Recognition from the DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. This certificate is in recognition for performing free legal services for the poor in DeKalb County
  6. Certificate of Appreciation for being a Judge during the Georgia High School Mock Trial Competition
  7. Certificate of Appreciation for Volunteering for Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless
  8. Certificate of Appreciation for presenting Career Day programs at various elementary, middle and high schools
  9. Certificate of Recognition from the DeKalb County Juvenile Court Youth Diversion Program
  10. Pro Bono legal services for the DeKalb County Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

Past and Present Bar Associations and Professional Societies

  1. Georgia Bar Association
  2. American Bar Association
  3. Atlanta Bar Association
  4. Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  5. Capitol Area Kiwanis Club
  6. District of Columbia Bar Association

Court Admissions:

  1. United States Supreme Court
  2. United States Courts Of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit
  3. United States District Courts in Georgia
  4. Georgia Supreme Court
  5. Georgia Court Of Appeals
  6. D.C. Supreme Court
  7. D.C. Court of Appeals
  8. All Trial Courts in the State of Georgia and the District of Columbia

Past and Present Memberships, Certifications & Professional Organizations

  1. State Bar Of Georgia. Active since 1983
  2. Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  3. American Trial Lawyers Association
  4. American Bar Association
  5. Atlanta Bar Association
  6. District of Columbia Bar Association
  7. Decatur Bar Association
  8. DeKalb County Bar Association
  9. Courthouse Committee of the DeKalb Bar Association
  10. Pride Rings in Stone Mountain
  11. Participation in the Third Annual Public Safety Luncheon.
  12. DeKalb County Board of Health – Review applications for the Tobacco Action Grant Program.
  13. Chanter and Member of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation
  14. Parent Leader for helping the Shamrock Middle School Band.
  15. Emory-LaVista Parent Council Member.
  16. Career Day Speaker
  17. NorthLake Alliance Member.
  18. Community Volunteer for Oakhurst, Decatur, Stone Mountain and NorthLake.
  19. National Council of Negro Women in DeKalb Member.
  20. DeKalb Council of the Arts Member.
  21. DeKalb County Civic Coalition Member.
  22. Tucker Business Association Member.
  23. Decatur Business Association Member.
  24. League of Women Voters of DeKalb Member.
  25. Bell Ringer for the Salvation Army.


My family and I are members of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation