Judge Cheveda D. McCamy

Judge McCamy PictureJudge Cheveda D. McCamy

Office Address:
Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr. Judicial Center
1132 Usher Street, Room 220
Covington, Georgia 30014

Stephanie Sims, Judicial Assistant
Phone: (770) 784-2080 Fax: (770) 784-2130
Drayton Ballard, Law Clerk

Email: stephanie.sims@georgiacourts.gov

Court Reporter
Cindy Trevizo


         The Court expects you to speak to your clients BEFORE you are called in front of a Judge.  It takes time out of the Court’s schedule to have attorneys called before the Judge and then ask for time to go and speak with their clients.  All Judges want this done PRIOR to the Judge taking the bench.  At least 30 minutes or more is wasted per person when the Court has to wait on attorneys to contact their clients during the actual calendar call, and it disrupts the flow of criminal court proceedings and the Court’s time and resources.”

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Cheveda McCamy was appointed to serve as a Superior Court Judge by Governor Brian Kemp in October of 2020. Since that time she has presided over numerous hearings and trials. Prior to her appointment, she practiced law in Georgia for more than 20 years, as a prosecutor and civil attorney. She served as Chief Assistant District Attorney for the Henry County District Attorney’s Office, where she supervised more than 40 employees. Her work with Project Safe Neighborhood, which is a partnership with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, was successful in having dangerous violent offenders prosecuted federally and removed from the Henry County community. She instructed new assistant district attorneys on professionalism during the Fundamentals of Prosecution conference presented by the Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia (PAC) and was a part of the Council’s faculty for Basic litigation. Basic is a week-long trial training course for prosecutors. She has presented on ethics and professionalism at the Summer and Winter Conferences presented by PAC. She served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Fulton and DeKalb District Attorney’s Offices, working in the Crimes Against Women and Children, Major Case and Public Integrity Units. She has prosecuted hundreds of felony cases including murder, child molestation, rape, drug trafficking, armed robbery, public corruption, gangs and other felony cases.

She has worked as an associate attorney for the insurance defense firm previously named Hall, Booth, Smith and Slover, P.C. and the general practice firm of Lisa R. Roberts and Associates, P.C. She was a partner in McCamy and Seals-Starke, LLC. During her career, Judge McCamy worked in private practice and handled matters involving criminal law, family law, personal injury, estate planning and real estate. Additionally, she has taught torts and criminal law to paralegal students at Atlanta Metropolitan Technical College.

Judge McCamy is a leader in her community. She is a member of the Newton County Bar Association (Vice-President/President Elect), Walton County Bar Association (2021 Member of the Year), and NewRock Legal Society (Co-Chair of Community Service Committee). She is the creator and a founding board member of Beyond The Bar Scholarship Foundation which is a collaborative effort between NewRock Legal Society, Walton County Bar Association, Newton County Bar Association and Rockdale County Bar Association to award scholarships to high school seniors from each of the 3 counties to assist with college costs. The scholarship was renamed in 2020 in honor of the late Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr. whom Judge McCamy succeeded.

Judge McCamy was the inaugural president of the East Metro Chapter of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers. She is a member of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (Judicial Review Committee), and Gate City Bar. Judge McCamy is a member of the Professionalism Committee with the State Bar of Georgia and a member of the Council of Superior Court Judges (Pattern Jury Charges Committee, Access to Justice Committee and Co-Chair Parental Accountability Court Committee). She is a graduate of the 2022 classes of Leadership Georgia and Leadership Walton.

She serves on the boards of Newton Mentoring (Chair and is a mentor to two high school students), Newton County Boys and Girls Club (2021 Board Member of the Year, 2019 Rookie Board Member of the Year), the Newton County Arts Association, the Krimson Cornerstone Foundation and Athens Technical College Local Board of Directors. She is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Covington (Scholarship Committee). She is also an UGA mentor. She is an active member of Springfield Baptist Church, where she serves on the Hospitality ministry.

Judge McCamy was born and raised in Covington, Georgia. Her parents, Walter and Olivia (Peggy) Grier raised Judge McCamy to value education and public service. Her mother, Olivia, taught elementary school children for over 30 years in Social Circle, Georgia. Judge McCamy graduated with honors in 1991 from Social Circle High School and as class president. In 1995, she graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law in 1998.

She and Marcellus McCamy, her husband of over 20 years, have two children, a daughter who is also a graduate of the University of Georgia and a son who is attending the U.S. Naval Academy. Both graduated with honors from Academy of Liberal Arts at Newton High School.