In June, the court established the deputy chief judge position, which serves a one-year term and is a member of the executive committee. Additional duties include filling in for the chief judge, presiding over designated meetings and committees and managing the internal governance committee.
Shoob currently serves as the chief judge of the Fulton County Superior Court Family Division. She joined the court in 1996. Prior to that, Shoob served four years on the State Court of Fulton County. A 1974 graduate of the University of Virginia with distinction and a 1977 graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, Shoob has more than 20 years of experience as a judge.
“I look forward to working with Chief Judge Tusan to efficiently manage court operations and promote accessibility to our Court,” she said.
Shoob was a partner in the law office of Warner, Mayoue and Bates before joining the bench in 1992. She also served as an assistant district attorney in Fulton and a trial attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Denver and Los Angeles.
Shoob is a past director of the Atlanta Bar Association, a former member of the board of governors of the State Bar of Georgia and a former board member of the Metro Atlanta YMCA and Mercer University Law School board. She is a member of the Junior League of Atlanta and Leadership Atlanta. She currently serves on the boards of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer Foundation and the Zaban Couples Shelter.
For the court, Shoob has chaired the courthouse security committee, the business court committee, the jury committee, the juvenile court committee, the family court and she has served on the court’s executive committee.
“I look forward to working with Judge Shoob,” Tusan said. “She is an excellent judge, a leader on our bench, and will offer a unique and experienced hand to the administration and management duties of the Superior Court of Fulton County, the busiest trial court in the state. Through joint and inclusive court leadership and collaborations on all levels of government and partnerships, both grassroots and corporate, academic and non-profit, our bench-wide goal of being the best run courthouse in this country is obtainable.”