Cherokee County Divorce and Family Law Resources

  • The Honorable Jackson Harris, Chief Judge
  • The Honorable Ellen McElyea
  • The Honorable David Cannon
  • The Honorable Keith Wood, Judge of Probate Court
  • Patty Baker, Cherokee County Clerk of Court

The Honorable Jackson Harris, Chief Judge

Mills Justice Center
90 North Street, Suite 260
Canton, GA 30114
Phone: (678)-493-6260
Administrative Assistant: Rena Morris
Staff Attorney: Lara Schuster

  • Emory University, B.A.
  • Mercer University, J.D.

Judge Harris has served in the Superior Court of the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit (Cherokee County) since 2001.  He began his career in 1983 as a staff attorney in the Superior Courts of Georgia.  From 1983-1996, he was in private practice.  Prior to being elected to the Superior Court bench, Judge Harris was a judge of the Cherokee County Juvenile Court.

The Honorable Ellen McElyea
Mills Justice Center 
90 North Street, Suite 260 
Canton, GA 30114 
Administrative Assistant: Doug Barnes
Staff Attorney: Logan Moseley
Phone: (678)-493-6240  Fax: (678) 493-6244

  • Furman University, B.A.
  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D.

Judge Ellen McElyea is the first woman to serve as a Judge of the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit Superior Court. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Cherokee Bar Association, and Lawyer's Foundation of Georgia. Prior to being appointed to the bench in 2006, she served as Presiding Judge of the Cherokee County Juvenile Court.  From 1985-2000, Judge McElyea was in private practice.

The Honorable David Cannon
Mills Justice Center
90 North St, Suite 270
Canton, GA  30114
Administrative Assistant: Tracy Zucker
Staff Attorney: Rachel Conley
Phone: (678) 493-6270

  • The University of Georgia, B.B.A.
  • Mercer University, J.D.

Judge Cannon was elected to the bench of the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit Superior Court in 2012 and has served since 2013.  He had previously been the Chief Prosecutor of the Cherokee County State Court since 2003.  Judge Cannon began his legal career in private practice with his father.  He is Past President of the Cherokee County Bar Association and is married with two children.

The Honorable Keith Wood
Cherokee County Judge of Probate Court

90 North St.
Canton, GA  30114
Phone: (678) 493-6160

Patty Baker
Cherokee County Clerk of Courts
90 North Street
Canton, GA  30114
Phone: (678) 493-6511  Fax: (770) 479-0467

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