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Hon. Wendy L. Shoob

Hon. Wendy L. Shoob Senior Judge

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Practice Areas
Business & Commercial
Employment Law
Family Law
Personal Injury/Torts
Professional Liability
Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities
Background and Education

Hon. Wendy L. Shoob, Senior Judge, joins JAMS after 24 years on the Fulton County State Court and Superior Court benches. During two decades on the Fulton County Superior Court, she served as associate chief judge and handled and tried hundreds of civil, criminal and domestic relations motions, as well as jury and non-jury trials. Judge Shoob also participated in the creation of the Business Court, where she served as chair, and the Family Division, where she served two terms, including as chief judge.

Since 2017, Judge Shoob has mediated family, personal injury, probate, commercial and real estate disputes through the Fulton County Alternative Dispute Resolution Office.

Prior to becoming a judge, Judge Shoob was an associate and partner in the family law firm of Warner, Mayoue & Bates. She started her legal career as a trial attorney at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), followed by eight years as a prosecutor in the Fulton County District Attorney’s office. 

Judge Shoob is known for her skill in resolving cases prior to trial through active case management, efficient resolution of issues and straightforward analysis of the parties’ legal positions.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Handled family, personal injury, probate, commercial and real estate disputes through the Fulton County Alternative Dispute Resolution Office since 2017
  • Served on Fulton County Superior Court as former chief judge of Family Division, associate chief judge and chair of the Business Court
  • Routinely used settlement conferences as a resolution method to help parties avoid trial
  • Heard hundreds of civil matters in a range of areas
  • Served multiple terms in the Family Law Division

Representative Matters

  • Business & Commercial
      • Insurance coverage disputes
      • Premises liability
      • Personal injury
      • Probate disputes
      • Family trusts
      • Condemnation cases
      • Boundary and zoning disputes
      • Professional liability claims
      • Breach of Nonsolicitation and nondisclosure covenants
  • Family Law
      • Arbitration and mediation of divorce, custody and modification issues as an alternative to court intervention
      • Creation and modification of custody plans, including addressing parents’ drug, alcohol, physical and mental health issues and children’s special needs
      • Grandparent custody and visitation
      • Neutral evaluation for divorce and modification actions
      • Negotiation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
      • Property division
      • Alimony and child support
      • Dissolution of family businesses
      • Termination of parental rights

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS. 

  • Former Member, Board of Governors, State Bar of Georgia
  • Former Member, Investigative Panel, State Bar of Georgia Disciplinary Board
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers
  • Former President, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Fellow, Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
  • Former Executive Committee Member and Associate Chief Judge, Fulton County Superior Court
  • Former Chair, Business Court Committee of Fulton County Superior Court
  • Former Chief Judge, Fulton County Family Division
  • Junior League of Atlanta
  • Leadership Atlanta
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • Former Member, Board of Trustees, Mercer University School of Law
  • Former Board Member, Zaban-Paradies Couples Center
  • Former Board Member, YMCA of Greater Atlanta
  • Board Member, Georgia Innocence Project
  • Board Member, GEEARS (Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students)
  • Board Member, Jumpstart (early education for preschool children)
  • Board Member, G-thamini Youth Group (education and social needs of impoverished youth in Nairobi, Kenya)

Background and Education

  • Senior Judge and Mediator, Superior Court of Fulton County, 2017–present
  • Judge, Superior Court of Fulton County, 1996–2016
  • Judge, State Court of Fulton County, 1992–1996
  • Associate and Partner; Warner, Mayoue & Bates; 1987–1992
  • Assistant District Attorney, Fulton County, 1979–1987
  • Trial Attorney, U.S. EEOC, Denver and Los Angeles, 1978–1979
  • J.D., Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, 1977
  • B.A., With Distinction, University of Virginia, 1974


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