County Attorney

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County Attorney’s Office
700 Poplar Street Room 309 | P.O. Box 247
Macon, GA  31201

P: (478) 751-7651

F: (478) 751-7672

The County Attorney is chief legal counsel to the municipal corporation of the Macon-Bibb County government and its two Pension Boards.

The County Attorney’s Office reviews and drafts legal documents, such as contracts, ordinances, resolutions, and policies; provides legal opinions and advice to the Mayor, County Commissioners, Department Directors, and Pension Boards; represents the County and Pension Boards in judicial and administrative proceedings; manages all litigation in which the County or the Pension Boards are a party; and attends all meetings of the Macon-Bibb County Commission, and Pension Boards.

Macon-Bibb County Attorney

Judd Drake

Judd Drake came to Macon-Bibb in October 2011 as the City’s Senior Assistant Attorney and was named Interim City Attorney in by Mayor Robert Reichert in November 2012.

Prior to serving at the City of Macon, Judd practiced law in his hometown of Metter, Georgia for more than eleven years. His law practice focused on representing clients in matters related to local government law, education law, and real estate. He served as Candler County attorney for eleven years beginning in 1999 and as attorney for the Candler County Board of Education from 2001-2004. After serving as the Chief Magistrate Court Judge of Candler County from 2000-2004, Mr. Drake was elected State Court Judge of Candler County and served until he began his work in Macon.

Judd Drake received his undergraduate degree in business from the University of Georgia and his law degree from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law. While serving as pastor of the Irwinton-Toomsboro-Salem Charge of the United Methodist Church in Wilkinson County, he pursued his Masters of Divinity degree from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.

He is married to the former Lee Abernathy of Cartersville, Georgia, they are blessed to have three wonderful children: Abby, age 16; Austin, age 13; and Maddox, age 8. Judd enjoys spending time with his family, teaching Sunday school, and following the Georgia Bulldogs.

Macon-Bibb County hereby gives public notice of its policy to uphold and assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and all related statutes.  Title VI and related statutes prohibiting discrimination in federally-assisted programs require that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal Assistance. Macon-Bibb County, as a federal grant recipient, assures that all of its services and activities must be delivered and administered in a manner compliant with the requirements of federal law. Furthermore, Macon-Bibb County is committed to enforcing the provisions of Title VI and to taking positive and realistic affirmative steps to ensure protection of rights and opportunities for all person affected by its programs.

Any person who believe they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice regarding Macon-Bibb County’s programs has the right to file a formal complaint. Any such complaint must be in writing and submitted to Macon-Bibb County’s Compliance Officer.

Tilte VI Complaint Form

If you feel you have been discriminated against in any program because of race, color, or national origin, please contact the Macon-Bibb County Compliance Officer:

Crystal Jones
(478) 751-7651
700 Poplar Street
Macon, GA 31201