Eddie Barker

Douglas County State Court
Title: Chief Judge
Chief Judge Eddie Barker

Professional Background
Serving as the Chief Judge of the State Court since January, 2018, Judge Barker has presided on the State Court Bench since August, 2010. Prior to that time he was a Senior Assistant District Attorney in Douglas County having served from 1993 to 2010. He was Assistant District Attorney for the Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit from July, 1992 through August, 1993. From 1989 to 1992, Judge Barker was in private practice.

Judge Barker graduated from Georgia State University/College of Law in 1989. He is a 1983 graduate of Mercer University and a 1979 graduate of Lithia Springs Comprehensive High School. He established the Douglas County DUI/Drug Court in April, 2013, and has presided over that Court since that time. Judge Barker is a member of the CACJ Funding Committee and DUI Court Judge’s Committee.

Personal Information
Judge Barker and his wife have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren and have resided in the Fairplay community for 35 years.  

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