TIFFANY CARTER SELLERS,
1st CHIEF JUDGE ~ CITY OF SOUTH FULTON
Tiffany Carter Sellers, a native of Paterson, New Jersey, has always, since childhood, excelled academically. Graduating second in her high school’s graduating class, she was selected as the Class Salutatorian. Following high school, she attended South Carolina State University on a full academic scholarship majoring in Political Science with a concentration in Public Administration. A four-time Presidential scholar for consistently excelling academically, she graduated from the institution in 2003 summa cum laude, with the highest G.P.A. in Political Science. Tiffany furthered her education by enrolling in the University of Georgia School of Law where she continued to excel academically. In 2005, she was elected as the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law’s first African-American Managing Editor. She was also a member of the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Team, which won the 2006 National Championship. She graduated from UGA Law cum laude in 2006.
Following law school, Tiffany was hired by Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins, LLP, the oldest minority-owned law firm in Atlanta. While there, she defended governmental and quasi-governmental corporations, including the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, the Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta, and the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority. She also defended other Fortune 500 companies, such as State Farm Automobile Company, Ford Motor Company and Coca-Cola. Following her tenure at Thomas Kennedy, Tiffany joined Insley & Race, LLC, a litigation boutique firm specializing in premises liability and medical malpractice defense. Shortly after leaving Insley & Race, she opened her own practice, where she continued to defend the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority against claims of premises liability, as well as, represented individuals injured as a result of medical and dental malpractice.
On September 17, 2017, Tiffany was appointed by Mayor William “Bill” Edwards as the first Chief Judge of the Municipal Court of the City of South Fulton, where she was tasked with establishing the Municipal Court of the third largest city of the Fulton County and the fifth largest city in the State of Georgia. Under her leadership, the Municipal Court was established in record-time, forty (40) days; processed nearly 6000 citations between November 2017 and February 2019; and provided several progressive programs such as Second Chance South Fulton, South Fulton’s Pretrial Program, the “Green Team”, South Fulton Municipal Court’s community service program, and the “Be What You Can See” program, South Fulton Municipal Court’s Youth Shadowing Program. She presently serves as a Pro Tem Judge in several Municipal Courts in Georgia, including Union City, Riverdale, and Forrest Park.
She is the recipient of several awards, including the 2018-2019 Law and Justice Woman of the Year Award, a 2018 Atlanta Women of Distinction Finalist, and one of POLITICO’s 2018 Women of Impact.
Tiffany is married to her college sweetheart, Bernardo, and the couple have two children, Aiden and Jordyn. She is an active member of Elizabeth Baptist Church, and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She also serves in several professional organizations, including Atlanta Bar Association Judicial Section, 2018 Member-at-Large, Georgia Council of Municipal Court Judges, 2018-2019 District Five Representative, Gate City Bar Association and Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
- South Carolina State University, B.A. Political Science, summa cum laude, 2003
- University of Georgia School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 2006
- Chief Judge, South Fulton Municipal Court (2017-2019)
- Pro Tem Municipal Court Judge- Union City, Forest Park and Riverdale (2019-present)
- POLITICO’s 2018 Woman of Impact
- 2018-2019 Law and Justice Woman of the Year, Georgia’s Most Powerful and Influential Attorneys
- 2018 Atlanta Women of Distinction Finalist
- Professional Memberships
- District Five Representative, Council of Municipal Court Judges
- Executive Committee Member, Atlanta Bar Association Judicial Section
- Member, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
- Member, Gate City Bar Association
- Member, Elizabeth Baptist Church
- Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.