Attorney Chris Dyal Becomes City Court Judge

We are very excited to announce that one of Dyal Jenkins’s very own has recently been appointed as a city court judge in Georgia. Back in November 2022, our Attorney Christopher Dyal was appointed to the position by the Lavonia City Council. A motion was made by Councilman Guarnella to appoint Chris Dyal as temporary Municipal Judge. Motion was seconded by Councilman Hicks carried unanimously 6-0.

So, what does it take to become a judge in the state of Georgia?

To become a city court judge in Georgia, there are certain requirements that must be met. Here are the general requirements:

  1. Education: Candidates for city court judge must be a member of the State Bar of Georgia and have a law degree (J.D.) from an accredited law school.
  2. Experience: Candidates must have been admitted to practice law in Georgia for at least seven years prior to their appointment or election as a judge. Chris Dyal has practiced law as a personal injury lawyer, criminal defense attorney, and prosecutor throughout his career.
  3. Residency: Candidates must be a resident of the city in which they are seeking to serve as a judge.
  4. Appointment or election: City court judges in Georgia are appointed by the city council or elected by the voters in non-partisan elections. The specific process may vary depending on the city.
  5. Additional requirements: In some cases, city court judges may also be required to pass a background check and meet certain ethical standards.

Becoming a city court judge in Georgia requires significant legal experience, a strong understanding of the law, and a commitment to upholding justice and fairness in the community. Chris Dyal has now practiced as both an Attorney and Judge, having a comprehensive understanding of the law across most legal areas.


Not only do we now have judges on our legal team at Dyal Jenkins, but we also have a team of experienced paralegals and personal injury lawyers in Atlanta and Elberton. As a team of personal injury lawyers, our top priority is to ensure that our clients receive the compensation they deserve for the injuries and damages they have suffered. We understand that the aftermath of an accident can be a difficult and overwhelming time, and we are here to guide our clients through the legal process and fight for their rights. Whether it's negotiating with insurance companies or litigating in court, we are dedicated to helping our clients obtain justice and the maximum possible compensation for their injuries.

And although we focus primarily on personal injury, we look forward to helping you understand your case no matter the circumstances. We are happy to discuss any legal questions you may have. If we cannot help you, we have a very strong network of attorneys in Atlanta and can refer you to someone with expertise in your area of need.

If you would like to get in touch with either of our personal injury lawyers in Atlanta or Elberton, contact us through our website or call us directly:


Atlanta Office: (404) 919-7297
Elberton Office: (706) 283-8240

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Atlanta GA, 30345

Telephone :
(404) 919-7297
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Elberton, GA 30635

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