Indian American Samir Patel becomes district attorney in Georgia
INDIAN AMERICAN Samir Patel has been appointed as district attorney in northwest Georgia.
Governor Brian Kemp appointed Patel to fill the vacancy in the Cherokee Circuit Court, reports said.
He will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of Rosemary Greene as Superior Court Judge of the Cherokee Judicial Circuit. The Cherokee Judicial Circuit is comprised of Bartow and Gordon Counties.
Patel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in information sciences and general management from East Tennessee State University and a law degree from Georgia State University.
Since 2010, Patel has served as associate attorney of White and Choate, in Cartersville,
Since 2017, Patel has also served as municipal court Judge of Euharlee, Georgia.
Previously, he had served as a Part Time Instructor at ITT Technical Institute in Kennesaw, teaching criminal law, constitutional law, and ethics.
He was also an assistant public defender in the Cherokee Judicial Circuit for five years. He currently serves on the board of directors for Advocates for Children.
Earlier, he served as president of the Bartow County Bar Association and the Bartow County Exchange Club.
Besides, Patel has served as a High School Mock Trial Instructor and graduated from the Bartow County Chamber of Commerce Leadership programme in 2014.