ZONE 1 COMMUNITY PROSECUTOR
Office Address: 930 Sells Avenue Unit 1002 Atlanta, Georgia 30310
Danielle Simpson is from Minneapolis, Minnesota and is passionate about community advocacy, education, and engagement. She earned her B.S. in Criminal Justice and B.A. in Sociology from North
Dakota State University in Fargo. While at the University of North Dakota School of Law, in Grand Forks, her studies focused on Public Interest Law such as civil rights, poverty, immigrants’ rights, women’s rights, and consumer rights. As a zealous advocate, she served as the Student Director for the Employment and Housing Discrimination law clinic. During law school, she also received several awards, including the Nontraditional Student of the Year.
After graduating from law school with distinction, she was hired as the Coordinator of the Fulton County Citizens’ CourtWatch community advocacy program. There, she merged her community advocacy enthusiasm with her marketing skills to bring a unique perspective to the District Attorney’s Office and promoted community engagement and judicial education throughout Fulton County. She focused on making CourtWatch more accessible to the community via various Social Media platforms. Her efforts were recognized at the District Attorney’s Office and she received the Employee of the Year award in her first year as the CourtWatch Coordinator.
After engaging with the Fulton County community for several years, and passing the Georgia Bar Examination, she was given the opportunity to change roles from Coordinator of the CourtWatch program to Assistant District Attorney. This shift gave her the skills and training to further her passion for prosecution and victim advocacy. As an Assistant District Attorney, she has worked in the Complaint Room – the entry point for most felony cases in Fulton County – and the Non-Complex Trial Division – aka the “Rocket Docket”, with the highest volume of cases. Both of these positions gave her invaluable knowledge that she is excited to apply as the Zone 1 Community Prosecutor. Danielle was also named Community Prosecutor of the year in 2017. In her free time, she volunteers with various youth organizations including the Legal Lives 5th Grade Mock Trial Competition as well as a youth softball and baseball programs. She is dedicated to making Zone 1 a better place to live, work and play.
ZONE 2 COMMUNITY PROSECUTOR
Office Address: 2996 Grandview Avenue, Suite 109B Atlanta, Georgia 30305
ZONE 3 COMMUNITY PROSECUTOR
Office Address: Villages at Carver, 201 Moury Avenue, Apartment 114 Atlanta, Georgia 30315
Abby Potter is the new Zone 3 Community Prosecutor. Abby is an Atlanta native and a recent graduate from Emory University School of Law School. While in law school, Abby focused her studies on family law and juvenile advocacy. She was a Student Attorney with The Barton Child Law & Policy Center Juvenile Defender Clinic, and also participated in several juvenile law Moot Court competitions. Abby earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Justice and Public Policy from American University in Washington, D.C. Abby moved back to Atlanta after graduation and worked as a legal assistant in both the Non-Complex Division and Gang Unit. While in the Gang Unit, Abby assisted in the preparation and successful prosecution of Fulton County’s first gang trial. Abby is excited to be back with the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office and honored to serve the residents of Zone 3.
ZONE 4 COMMUNITY PROSECUTOR
Office Address: 2472 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30311
Assistant District Attorney Shari Amour Jones II is a firm believer that the only ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the community … are the ones who do! Although Shari’s roots were planted in San Francisco, California, she considers herself to be a Georgia peach and has made Atlanta her home. Shari comes from an amazingly well-rounded background. She was Valedictorian and Summa Cum Laude of her 2007 graduating class at the prestigious Clark Atlanta University of the historic Atlanta University Center.
During her college years, she studied abroad at Yangzhou University in Yangzhou, China where she minored in Mandarin Chinese. Shari is a Black Belt in Shaolin Kenpo Karate; however, one of her most proud acts of service is her work with the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as the Morale Chairperson. Shari is a 2010 graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. During her law school career, she was a champion of the Intra School Negotiation Competition beating out 12 teams to become Grand Rapid’s Campus Best Negotiator. Upon passing the Georgia Bar, Shari practiced civil litigation before both Superior and Federal Judges.
Shari is a valued addition to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. Shari is a fast-rising young star. She began prosecuting in the District Attorney’s specialized unit of Crimes Against Women and Children.
She is now serving the citizens of Atlanta as the Zone 4 Community Prosecutor and prosecutes quality of life felonies. Shari was acknowledged by Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr. as the 2015 Community Prosecutor of the Year. Most recently, she was given the 30 Minute Trial Verdict Award for prosecuting an Entering Automobile Repeat Offender, having the Jury return a Guilty Verdict in 20 Minutes.
Shari’s passion to balance the Jones of justice is what makes her such a treasured asset to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office and her Zone 4 Community. Zone 4 stretches from Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive South to the Atlanta Boarder (Camp Creek) and Westbound Lee Street to the Atlanta Boarder (well beyond Interstate 285). Its Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs) are H, I, P, Q, R, S, and T.
Shari believes that the Community Prosecution Division and CourtWatch Program is the bridge between the Courthouse and the Community. To reach your Zone 4 Community Prosecutor Shari Jones, please do not hesitate to call 404.449.6737 or send an e-mail to Shari.Jones@FultonCountyGa.Gov.
ZONE 5 COMMUNITY PROSECUTOR
Office Address: 315 Boulevard, Suite 350, Atlanta, GA
Megan McCulloch is originally from Sacramento, California, and has always been passionate about a life in public service. In 2013, Megan received her Bachelor of Arts from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. Megan received her Juris Doctorate from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. During law school, Megan became active with the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (“GAWL”), a group focused on the empowerment of women in the legal profession. During her final year of law school acted as the John Marshall Law School Chapter President.
Megan has adopted Atlanta as home, and throughout law school worked for the City of Atlanta, in the Office of Constituent Services and in the Office of Councilmember Andrea L. Boone. In her spare time, Megan volunteers with the Junior League of Atlanta.
Upon passing the Georgia Bar exam, Megan joined the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, where she excited to serve as the Zone 5 Community Prosecutor to combine her legal skills and her community engagement skills to make Zone 5 a better place to live, work, and play.
ZONE 6 COMMUNITY PROSECUTOR
KEITH LAMAR, JR.
Office Address: 340 Boulevard NE Suite 500 Atlanta, GA
Phone: 404-840-3624 Office
Senior Assistant District Attorney Keith Lamar Jr. joined the District Attorney Office in February 2012. After a brief stint in the Complaint room, Mr. Lamar was assigned to the Non-Complex Trial Division. While in the Non- Complex Division, he was awarded Non-Complex Attorney of the year. The following year Mr. Lamar was honored again when he received the Fulton County District Attorney Employee of the Year.
As a Community Prosecutor, Mr. Lamar is committed to taking proactive steps in enhancing his community by reaching out to the community members and local business owners about issues within the community and working with them in implementing plans to prevent crime before it occurs. He is steadfast on prosecuting repeat offenders and banishing them from Zone 6.
Mr. Lamar also serves as the Southeast Regional Chair for the National Black Prosecutor Association which includes the states of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Mr. Lamar is a graduate of Morehouse College and Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. He is committed to the residents of Zone 6 and honored to be their Community Prosecutor.
NORTH FULTON COMMUNITY PROSECUTOR
Office Address: 11575 Maxwell Road Suite 222 Alpharetta, Georgia 30009
Phone: 404-612-0681 Office
Assistant District Attorney Bailey Rogers is the new North Fulton Community Prosecutor covering Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Milton, and Roswell. A native of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Mrs. Rogers graduated from Lyon College (Batesville, AR) with a degree in Political Science. She graduated from Vermont Law School with a joint Juris Doctorate and Masters of Environmental Law and Policy.
After moving to Atlanta, Mrs. Rogers served as an AmeriCorps volunteer serving the metro Atlanta area. Prior to joining the Fulton County District Attorney’s office Mrs. Rogers interned at the U.S. Dept. of Energy, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and work at King and Spalding LLP. Mrs. Rogers is active with North Point Ministries and lives in Fulton County with her husband Travis and dog Ansley.
SOUTH FULTON COMMUNITY PROSECUTOR
Office Address: 5440 Fulton Industrial Boulevard Suite 180 Atlanta, GA 30336
Phone: 404-612-4206 Office
Assistant District Attorney Jocelyn R. Watkins is the South Fulton Community Prosecutor serving the largest and southern most areas of Fulton County, which include the cities of Chattahoochee Hills, City of South Fulton, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Palmetto, and Union City.
Ms. Watkins an Atlanta native with strong family and community ties to the Metro-Atlanta area. Ms. Watkins is an Illinois and Georgia licensed attorney and graduate of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago where she earned her Juris Doctor with certification in Trial Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution in May 2014.
She is also a proud graduate of Hampton University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude with University Honors, in Psychology and Political Science in May 2011. Ms. Watkins’ professional experiences have given her the opportunity to serve societal interests at the local, state, and national level through litigation and administrative processes.
Immediately prior to joining the Office of the Fulton County District Attorney, Ms. Watkins was a George N. Leighton Fellow at The John Marshall Law School where she represented plaintiffs in federal civil rights violations and human trafficking matters. Ms. Watkins brings prosecutorial experiences from the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.
She is passionate about public service and committed to protecting the residents of South Fulton.