Congratulations to Judge Nelly Withers
Nelly Withers was recently sworn in as Chief Recorders Court Judge by Judge Coursey. Judge Withers’s husband, John, is by her side.
Nelly Withers was recently appointed chief judge to the DeKalb Recorders Court and sworn in by Judge Coursey on Jan.7. Judge Withers has worked in DeKalb County for 17 years, first as an assistant district attorney under Bob Wilson, and again when she was appointed as an associate Recorder’s Court Judge in 2002. After working in the DA’s office, Withers practiced law part-time while her children were small, working on projects with the AOC, and as a SAG for the Attorney General’s Office doing 1983 litigation in the middle and northern districts and in the Eleventh Circuit. Before her appointment to the Recorders Court, she worked at McNally, Edwards and Bailey doing general practice and criminal defense. Judge Withers is married to John Withers and has two children, both students at the University of Georgia.