Temika Murry, who has 15 years of experience in child advocacy, has been appointed as a DeKalb County Juvenile Court judge, effective Nov. 1.
Murry is currently a senior supervising attorney with the DeKalb County Child Advocacy Center, where she has worked since the agency’s inception in 2003.
Prior to working as a child advocate, Murry completed a public interest fellowship through Washington, D.C.,-based Equal Justice Works (EJW). As an EJW Fellow, Murry served as a legal advocate with Atlanta-based nonprofit, Forever Family, formerly known as Aid to Children of Imprisoned Mothers Inc.
A graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, Murry also holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and a master’s degree of business administration from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.
Murry serves on the board of the Georgia Association of Counsel for Children, and is a certified child welfare legal specialist through the National Association of Counsel for Children. She also is a member of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers.
Murry is a past president of the DeKalb Lawyers Association and graduate of the DeKalb County Bright Futures Emerging Executives Leadership Program certified by the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. She also was the inaugural recipient of the Chief Justice P. Harris Hines Child Advocacy Award presented by the Georgia Supreme Court Committee on Justice for Children in 2017.
Murry and husband Dorian, a fellow attorney, are the parents of two girls.