About Judge Cheveda D. McCamy

Judge Cheveda D. McCamy was appointed to serve as a Superior Court Judge by Governor Brian Kemp in October of 2020.

Prior to her appointment, she practiced law in Georgia for more than 20 years, as a prosecutor and civil attorney. She served as Chief Assistant District Attorney for the Henry County District Attorney’s Office, where she supervised 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, was successful in having dangerous and violent offenders prosecuted federally and removed from the community.  She has trained assistant district attorneys on professionalism, ethics and advocacy during the Fundamentals of Prosecution conference, Summer and Winter Conferences and Basic Litigation course presented by the Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia. 

Judge McCamy 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.  

Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Judge McCamy 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.  She also has the experience of managing her own law practice.  In private practice, she 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.

Judge McCamy is a leader in her community.  She is a member of the Newton County Bar Association, Walton County Bar Association, and NewRock Legal Society (Co-Chair of Community Service Committee). She is the creator and a founding board member of Beyond The Bar Scholarship Foundation which is a collaborative effort between NewRock Legal Society, Walton County Bar Association, Newton County Bar Association and Rockdale County Bar Association to award scholarships to high school seniors from each of the 3 counties to assist with college costs. The scholarship was renamed in 2020 in honor of the late Judge Horace J. Johnson Jr., whom Judge McCamy seceded.

Judge McCamy is the inaugural president of the East Metro Chapter of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers. She is a member of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (Judicial Review Committee), and Gate City Bar.  She is also the secretary for the Black Alumni Council of Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law.

She serves on the boards for the Newton Mentoring, the Newton County Boys and Girls Club and the Krimson Cornerstone Foundation. She is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Covington (Scholarship Committee), the Walton Chamber of Commerce and the Newton Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of the 2021-2022 Leadership Walton Class. She is an active member of Springfield Baptist Church, where she serves in various ministries.  

Judge McCamy was born and raised in Covington. Her parents, Walter and Olivia (Peggy) Grier raised Judge McCamy to value education and public service.  Her mother, Olivia, taught elementary school children for more than 30 years in Social Circle.

Judge McCamy graduated with honors in 1991 from Social Circle High School and as 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.

She and Marcellus McCamy, her husband of 21 years, have two children, a daughter who is entering her third year at the University of Georgia, and a son who is a rising senior in the Academy of Liberal Arts at Newton High School.