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11445 Johns Creek Pky, Johns Creek, GA 30097
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
In person from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or online
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Johns Creek Municipal Court holds court 2 times a week. Each judge was appointed and approved by City Council.

Donald Schaefer, Chief Judge

Judge Schaefer on the benchDon Schaefer is in private practice in Roswell after 26+ years practicing in the Decatur law firm of Brownlow and Schaefer, specializing in traffic and criminal law, as well as wills and estates.

He served in the Atlanta City Court as a bailiff and clerk from 1980-86 and then as a Judge Pro Hac Vice from 1994-2003. In addition to Atlanta, he has been a part-time judge in Alpharetta, Loganville, and DeKalb Recorder's Court. He currently sits as judge in Johns Creek and Sandy Springs.

Schaefer is currently a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the North Fulton Bar Association and the Council of Municipal Court Judges.

Scott Carter, Judge Pro Tem

Judge Carter on the benchScott Carter, in private practice in Chamblee since 2000, has been a Municipal Court Judge in the City of Doraville, Georgia for 18 years.

He worked with the Georgia board of Workers' Compensation from 1989 to 2000, first as a Staff Attorney, then Prosecuting Attorney, then Division Director. He served as the lead counsel/prosecutor for the Board's "Fraud and Compliance Division."

Carter received a law degree in 1988 from the Woodrow Wilson College of Law, with a BA in Psychology from University of West Georgia in 1981.

Carter is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Bar Association and the Council of Municipal Judges.



  • 678-512-3444
    Court Services:
  • 678-512-3243
    Court FAX:
  • 678-474-1600
    Police Records:
  • 770-673-8085 ext. 2
  • Fulton County Superior Court:

Email: johnscreekcourts@johnscreekga.gov


Detention Facilities

Fulton County Jail / Alpharetta
2565 Old Milton Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Phone: 404-612-3434

Lumpkin County Sheriff Office
385 East Main Street
Dahlonega, GA  30533

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