Judge Clarence Cuthpert, Jr. is the Probate Judge of Rockdale County. Prior to being elected in November 2016, Judge Cuthpert practiced law throughout the State of Georgia for 20 years. His areas of practice included Probate, Employment, Administrative, Discrimination, Criminal, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death law.
Judge Cuthpert received his Bachelor of Science degree from Savannah State University, Master of Public Administration degree from Georgia Southern University, and Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University. He is admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts, Georgia; Supreme Court of Georgia, Georgia Court of Appeals; Superior and State Courts of Georgia; and is a registered Mediator and Arbitrator through the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.
In April 2020, Judge Cuthpert was appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia to the Commission on Dispute Resolution as the first ever probate judge to serve on the Commission. In March 2018, Judge Cuthpert was appointed as the representative for the Council of Probate Court Judges of Georgia, on the Judicial Council’s Standing Committee on Access to Justice. The Committee is Chaired by Georgia Supreme Court Justice Charles J. Bethel. Committee members include representatives from the Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia, Superior, State, Magistrate and Probate Courts, and several legal organizations. The Committee’s mission is to improve the public’s trust in the judicial branch by promoting meaningful and effective access to courts and fairness for all.
Judge Cuthpert is also a member of the Rockdale Bar Association, Gate City Bar Association and New Rock Legal Society.
The Probate Court handles estate matters, vital records, marriage licenses, weapons carry licenses, guardianships, conservatorships, miscellaneous and ceremonial duties.
Sheriff Levett was born, raised, and currently lives in Rockdale County, Georgia. At the young age of 14, he had a passion for law enforcement and was eager to be a part of the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Explorer Program. Sheriff Levett served as a volunteer Explorer from 1988 to 1992. In 1991, Sheriff Levett began working in the E911 Center of the Sheriff’s Office. In 1992, after graduating from Rockdale County High School, he was hired to work full-time in the Communications Center as an E911 dispatcher.
After briefly serving his community as a dispatcher, Sheriff Levett became a certified Detention Deputy in the Rockdale County Jail, and later became a peace officer, assuming the role of Deputy Sheriff. In addition to working at the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Levett has worked in law enforcement at the Conyers Housing Authority, as well as other area law enforcement agencies. This has given Sheriff Levett a different perspective on how other organizations and law enforcement agencies operate and conduct business. Sheriff Levett has worked as a Community-oriented Policing Services (COPS) Deputy, School Resource Officer (SRO) and as an Investigator. In addition, Sheriff Levett has served in supervisory positions as Corporal and Sergeant. Prior to taking a leave of absence to campaign for the Office of Sheriff, he was a supervisor assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division of the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Levett was sworn in as the Rockdale County Sheriff by Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol W. Hunstein on December 30, 2012, and he assumed office on January 1, 2013.
Sheriff Levett is a graduate of the Columbus State University Professional Management Program, and is currently enrolled at Thomas University, where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
Sheriff Levett has been married for 16 years to his wife, Lavette. They have been blessed with two children, Christian and Colin. The Sheriff and his family are members of Springfield Baptist Church in Conyers.
Sheriff Levett is an active member of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association and represents Georgia’s sheriffs on the Area 7 (metropolitan Atlanta area) All-Hazards Council. Sheriff Levett is also a member in the Rotary Club of Conyers, Leadership Rockdale Class of 2014, and Atlanta Metropol.
Alisha Adams Johnson was appointed District Attorney of Rockdale County by Gov. Nathan Deal. Johnson will succeed District Attorney Richard Read, who announced his resignation, effective Dec. 31, 2017.
Johnson has worked with the Rockdale County District Attorney’s Office for more than 12 years, beginning as an intern during her third year of law school at Georgia State University. Johnson received her undergraduate degree from Spelman College.
Johnson was named an Assistant District Attorney in Rockdale following graduation from law school, initially working on misdemeanor crimes in State Court. She was later promoted to prosecute felony cases, ranging from theft to murder, in Superior Court. DA Johnson is a member of the 2018 class of Leadership Rockdale. She is married to Ashanti Johnson and the mother of four children.