A native Atlantan, Patsy Y. Porter is a Fulton County State Court Judge who presides over civil cases that involve medical malpractice, wrongful death, products liability and automobile accidents. The criminal cases involve driving under the influence, simple battery, domestic violence, theft and possession of marijuana offenses.
In keeping with her commitment to the Atlanta community, Judge Porter is actively involved in numerous professional and civic associations. She is a member of the Judicial Qualifications Commission, Chairperson of the Board of Community Concerns Inc., member of the Advisory Board of Atlanta Legal Aid Society and past president, member and past president of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA), member of the Gate City Bar Association, member of the Board of Directors of the Andrew & Walter Young YMCA, past chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Bar Foundation, and past chairperson of the Board to Determine Fitness of Bar Applicants. Her professional and community experience extends well beyond the legal community. She is a Leadership Atlanta Alumnus.
Judge Porter has received numerous awards and commendations for her work in the community. Among them are the Pinnacle Leadership Award from The Fortitude Educational and Cultural Development Center, Inc., Young Family YMCA Volunteer of the Year Award, the Leah Ward Sears Award for Distinction in the Profession, Jurist of the Year Award from Mount Moriah Grand Masonic Lodge, Judge With A Heart Award from the Minority Judges of Georgia, Leadership Award from the Atlanta Job Corps Center, the Spirit of GABWA Award presented by the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, and the Millennium Award of Excellence In Law from the Women For Morris Brown College.
She received her law degree from Woodrow Wilson College of Law and her undergraduate degree from Georgia State University.
Judge Porter is married and has two grandchildren.