Ms. Julie Adams Jacobs
Cobb Circuit Superior Court
Judge Julie Adams Jacobs was appointed to serve as a Superior Court Judge in Cobb County on August 15, 2022.
Prior to being appointed to this position, Judge Jacobs served in the Georgia Attorney General’s Office for almost 20 years. She began her legal career in the Criminal Division where she conducted more than 200 bench trials in superior courts across Georgia and personally handled more than 40 criminal appeals in the Georgia Supreme Court, including habeas corpus and murder appeals.
Judge Jacobs subsequently transferred to the Business and Finance Section where she represented the State of Georgia in numerous civil litigation matters in state and federal courts, including trial and appellate litigation. She also provided general representation to state agencies and authorities in the areas of contract disputes, procurement, banking, lottery operations, bankruptcy, securities, hospital acquisitions, and general business litigation matters. As part of her practice, she also assisted the Attorney General with the regulation of charitable and nonprofit entities. In addition, she served as the hearing officer in more than a dozen hospital acquisitions involving the Attorney General’s review under the Georgia Hospital Acquisition Act.
Judge Jacobs became the Section Chief of the Business and Finance Section in 2014, and the Deputy Attorney General of the Commercial Transactions and Litigation Division in 2020. As Deputy Attorney General, Judge Jacobs managed more than 40 attorneys and support staff, and her responsibilities included the management of the financial and property interests of state government in the areas of business and finance, tax, real property, construction, and transportation.
The Fulton County Daily Report recognized Judge Jacobs with its 2016 “On The Rise” award as one of the top 25 attorneys in Georgia under the age of 40. She is a member of the 2019 class of Leadership Cobb and the 2020 class of Honorary Commanders. She is a member of the Cobb Bar Association and the Atlanta Lawyers Club.
Judge Jacobs is a 2003 graduate of Emory University School of Law, and she received her B.A. in political science from Georgia State University. Judge Jacobs is a longtime resident of Cobb County where she lives with her husband Chad and two children.