Judge Johnny Panos – Division A-4

Office Address

DeKalb County Courthouse
556 N. McDonough St
Decatur, GA 30030
Suite 2230


Courtroom C
2nd Floor




Rebecca Crutchfield
Kate Schuessler
Monika Scales-Mitchell
Lana Brooks
Jackie Washington
Judicial Assistant
Senior Law Clerk
Criminal Case Manager
Civil Calendar Clerk
Court Reporter


Judge Johnny Panos was elected to the DeKalb County State Court bench in 2002.  He attended Emory University Law School and received his JD in 1983 from Woodrow Wilson College of Law.


Judge Panos is a member of numerous professional organizations and has received numerous honors and awards during his lifetime, the most memorable being the Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service given to him on March 10, 2009.  Judge Panos was recognized for his work with Project Achieve, a program he launched in 2004 to assist disadvantaged youth get their GED and go to college and obtain jobs.


Judge Panos is a member of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation. He regularly volunteers his time during the Greek Festival every year cooking greek food.

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