About Cheveda McCamy

Cheveda McCamy has practiced law in Georgia for more than 20 years, as a prosecutor and civil attorney. She currently serves as Chief Assistant District Attorney for the Henry County District Attorney’s Office, where she supervises more than 40 employees.

Her work with Project Safe Neighborhood, which is a partnership with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, has been successful in having dangerous and violent offenders prosecuted federally and removed from the community.  She has trained new assistant district attorneys on professionalism and advocacy during the Fundamentals of Prosecution conference and Basic Litigation course presented by the Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia. 

Cheveda has served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Fulton and DeKalb District Attorney’s Offices, working in the Crimes Against Women and Children, Major Case and Public Integrity Units.  She has prosecuted hundreds of felony cases including murder, child molestation, rape, drug trafficking, armed robbery, public corruption, gangs and other felony cases.  

With the Henry County District Attorney’s Office, Cheveda has been instrumental in the implementation of the Pretrial Diversion and Power Moves programs.  Pretrial Diversion is a program geared toward young, non-violent offenders that provides an opportunity for them to be held accountable for their actions without receiving a felony conviction on their records.  The fees collected through the Pretrial Diversion program fund the D.A.’s Office’s Power Moves program. 

Power Moves is a middle school program that addresses leadership development, conflict resolution, and encourages good decision making.  A central goal of the Power Moves program is to keep kids in school and out of the criminal justice system.  Cheveda has also worked with various accountability courts, including drug court, mental health court, and veterans court.

Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Cheveda worked as an associate attorney for the insurance defense firm previously named Hall, Booth, Smith and Slover, P.C. and the general practice firm of Lisa R. Roberts and Associates, P.C.  Cheveda also has the experience of managing her own law practice.  In private practice, Cheveda handled matters involving criminal law, family law, personal injury, estate planning and real estate. Additionally, she has taught torts and criminal law to paralegal students at Atlanta Metropolitan Technical College.

Cheveda is a leader in her community.  She is a member of the Newton County Bar Association, Walton County Bar Association, NewRock Legal Society (Co-Chair of Community Service Committee), and the Henry County Bar Association. She is the creator and a founding board member of Beyond The Bar Scholarship Foundation which is a collaborative effort between the NewRock Legal Society, Walton County Bar Association, Newton County Bar Association and the Rockdale County Bar Association to award scholarships to high school seniors from each of the 3 counties to assist with college costs. She is also a member of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (Judicial Review Committee), Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers and the National District Attorneys Association.

She serves as Co-Chair for the Newton County Domestic Violence Task Force, a board member for the Newton County Boys and Girls Club, community service committee member for the Kiwanis Club of Covington, and with the Newton Chamber of Commerce. She is an active member of Springfield Baptist Church, where she serves in various ministries including as a leader of the Couples Ministry. 

Cheveda was born and raised in Covington, Georgia.  Her parents, Walter and Olivia (Peggy) Grier raised her to value education and public service. Her mother taught elementary school children for more than 30 years in Social Circle.  Cheveda graduated with honors in 1991 from Social Circle High School and was class president.  In 1995, she graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law in 1998.

Cheveda and her husband, Marcellus McCamy have been married for 20 years.  They have two children, a daughter, Nala, who is a freshman at the University of Georgia and a son, Nolan, who is a sophomore in the Academy of Liberal Arts at Newton High School.