T. RusselL McClelland Chief Judge, State Court

Phone: 770-886-2850
Fax: 770-886-2821

Angela Hill, Judicial Secretary
James Wilson, Staff Attorney
Belinda Ramon, Calendar Clerk

Mailing Address
101 East Courthouse Square
Suite 4016
Cumming, GA 30040

Leslie C. Abernathy-Maddox Judge, State Court

Phone: 770-205-4670
Fax: 770-205-4577

Paula Holbrook, Judicial Secretary
Anne-Marie Wilson, Staff Attorney
Gwinn Abbott, Calendar Clerk

Mailing Address
101 East Courthouse Square
Suite 4070
Cumming, GA 30040

State Court exercises jurisdiction over all misdemeanor violations, including traffic offenses and all civil actions, regardless of amount claimed, unless the superior court has exclusive jurisdiction. State Court is also authorized to hold hearings for and issuance of search and arrest warrants; and for preliminary hearings. Constitutional authority to review lower court decisions as provided by statute.


State Court has authority over the following matters:

  • The trial of criminal cases below the grade of felony
  • The trial of civil actions without regard to the amount in controversy, except those actions in which exclusive jurisdiction is vested in the superior court
  • The hearing of applications for and the issuance of arrest and search warrants
  • The holding of courts of inquiry
  • The punishment of contempt by fine not exceeding $500.00 or by imprisonment not exceeding 20 days, or both
  • Review of decisions of other courts as may be provided by law

Contact Us

 Address: 101 East Courthouse Square
Cumming, GA 30040
 Phone: 770-781-2130
 Fax: 770-886-2821
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

State Court exercises jurisdiction over all misdemeanor violations, including traffic offenses and all civil actions, regardless of amount claimed, unless the superior court has exclusive jurisdiction. State Court is also authorized to hold hearings for and issuance of search and arrest warrants; and for preliminary hearings. Constitutional authority to review lower court decisions as provided by statute.