Joyette Holmes

Director

Joyette Holmes is a partner and member at the Marietta law firm of Gregory, Doyle, Calhoun & Rogers, LLC.  Prior to joining GDCR, she served in the elected offices of District Attorney and Chief Magistrate Judge for the Cobb Judicial Circuit. Joyette made Cobb County history by becoming the first female and African American to serve in both of those roles.

Joyette was selected as the 2019 Cobb County Citizen of the Year and one of Cobb Life Magazine’s “20 Rising Stars under 40.” The Cobb NAACP and the Cobb Ministerial Alliance have both honored her with awards named for United States Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Joyette has also received the Community Service Award named for one of her mentors and retired Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham.

Joyette is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and serves in the Rho Zeta Omega – Cobb County Graduate Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. while also service on the boards of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Must Ministries, and Davis Direction Foundation and is a Life Member of the Cobb County NAACP Chapter.

Joyette, a Valdosta native earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Joyette is married to Smyrna native Bridges Holmes. They have two teenage daughters.