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***Important Note:

The Johns Creek Police Department(JCPD) and Municipal Court administrative offices will move to the new City Hall building located at 11360 Lakefield Drive as of Monday, May 13. *Please note: All Municipal Court hearings (arraignments, trials, etc.) will still be held at 11445 Johns Creek Parkway until June 3.

For example, if you need to pay a traffic ticket as of Monday, May 13, please come to City Hall (11360 Lakefield Drive); if you have a scheduled court appearance during the month of May, please head to the Municipal Court building (11445 Johns Creek Parkway).

The following City meetings will still be held at 11445 Johns Creek Parkway until June:
- Recreation & Parks Advisory Committee Meeting, Wednesday, May 15
- City Council work session & regular meeting, Monday, May 20

Beginning June 3, all city meetings will be held at the new City Hall building, 11360 Lakefield Drive.

View the city calendar for more information. View more information about the new City Hall building.

Johns Creek Municipal Court holds court two times a week. Each judge was appointed and approved by City Council.

Donald Schaefer, Chief Judge 

Judge SchaeferDon 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 CarterScott 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.

Kalin Jones, Judge 

Judge JonesKalin Jones was the General Counsel of the Colonial Pipeline Company for 20+ years and presently consults on legal issues affecting businesses.
He attended Davidson College and the University of Georgia School of Law, where he on the editorial board of the Georgia Law Review. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Council of Municipal Judges.