Robert James is the former District Attorney of DeKalb County Georgia, where he supervised the prosecution of 8,000 felony cases each year and DeKalb’s Juvenile Court. Robert gained national renown during his tenure as DeKalb’s top prosecutor. He was lead trial attorney in some of the most high profile cases in DeKalb’s history. Robert’s courtroom victories include but are not limited to: State v. Hemy Neuman, State v. Andrea Sniderman, State V. William Woodard, and State v. Burrell Ellis. In 2013 Robert was recognized as the News Maker of the Year by the Fulton County Daily Report.
Robert is also the former Solicitor General of DeKalb County, where he supervised the prosecution of 13,000 misdemeanors each year. These crimes include DUI, Vehicular homicide and Domestic violence. He also served as the president of the Georgia Association Solicitors General.
Robert is an expert trial lawyer who teaches and mentors other lawyers and law enforcement official s in trial techniques. He has served as a litigation instructor for the Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia’s basic litigation course and has lectured on topics including lawyer ethics, opening statement and closing argument. He is also a former guest instructor at the Georgia Police Academy.
From 2011 to 2016 Governor Nathan Deal appointed Robert to serve as a member of the Judicial Nominating Commission, where he interviewed and recommended lawyers for Judicial positions including, State Court, Superior Court, Georgia Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court. Robert currently serves as a member of the State Bar of Georgia’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures committee, where helps draft rules that governs the conduct of all lawyers in the State of Georgia.
Robert is married to Karria James and they have four children: Brookelyn, Elizabeth, Robert III and Mary. Robert and his family are members of Ray of Hope Christian Church.