Hon. Wesley B. Tailor
Fulton County State Court
Judge Wesley B. “Wes” Tailor was appointed to the State Court of Fulton County in December of 2010. He currently serves as Chief Judge. In addition to his regular criminal and civil matters, Judge Tailor presides over the Fulton County Recovery Treatment Court Program and hears cases docketed in the Metro Atlanta Business Case Division of the Superior Court of Fulton County.
In 2021, Judge Tailor served as President of the Executive Committee of the Council of State Court Judges and was a member of the Judicial Council of Georgia. During his tenure, Judge Tailor created an ad hoc committee to work with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities to address competency evaluations in misdemeanor cases statewide. He currently is the Co-Chair of the Uniform Court Rules Committee.
Judge Tailor previously served as Chair of the Joint Governance Committee for the Fulton County State and Superior Courts; Chair of the Judicial Section for the State Bar of Georgia; Chair of the Lawyer Referral Information Services Board of Trustees for the Atlanta Bar Association; and as a Board Member of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.
Judge Tailor began his legal career in 1999 as a litigation attorney with Troutman Sanders LLP. He then served as a prosecutor in the Office of the Solicitor-General for DeKalb County. From 2007 to 2010, Judge Tailor served as General Counsel to the Georgia Secretary of State, Director of Elections for the State of Georgia, and Assistant Secretary of State.
Judge Tailor earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with concentrations in Finance and Economics, at the University of Richmond. After working for four years in the private sector, he then decided to go to law school and graduated summa cum laude and Order of the Coif from the University of Kentucky School of Law, where he was Associate Editor of the Kentucky Law Journal and served on the Honor Council.