Genet McIntosh Hopewell
Genet McIntosh Hopewell is a founding partner in the law firm of Johnson Hopewell Coleman, She has practiced law in DeKalb County since 1983 and is a lifelong resident of DeKalb County. Ms. Hopewell graduated from the University of Notre Dame and holds a Juris Doctor Degree from the Catholic University of America.
Ms. Hopewell’s legal career began with a clerkship for Judge William Daniel in Fulton County Superior Court. In 1984, she the joined the DeKalb County Attorney’s Office and became the first African American attorney to serve as in-house counsel for DeKalb County. Prior to forming her own firm, McIntosh-Hopewell & Associates, Ms. Hopewell was associated with the law firm of Arrington & Hollowell, a firm founded by Civil Rights Attorney Donald Lee Hollowell and longtime Atlanta City Council President, Marvin Arrington. In addition to practicing law, Attorney Hopewell served a member of the DeKalb County Bench from 1988 to 2005, sitting as a judge in the Recorder’s Court, the Magistrate Court and the Juvenile Court. Ms. Hopewell has also been a certified mediator since 1992.
Ms. Hopewell has a long history of public service and community involvement. She is a past President and co-founder of the DeKalb Lawyers Association and a current member of the organization’s Executive Board. She currently serves as a member of the State Bar of Georgia’s BASIC Committee the DeKalb County Merit System, DeKalb County Parks & Recreation Citizens Advisory Board. Ms. Hopewell is a graduate of Leadership DeKalb and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. She is a past president of the Board of Directors of the DeKalb Council for the Arts, President of ARThink DeKalb and Vice Chair of the DeKalb Peachtree Airport Advisory Board. She has also held memberships on of the DeKalb Creative Industries Task Force, DeKalb County Cable TV Advisory Board, the DeKalb Judicial Facilities Authority and Board of Directors of Radio Free Georgia (WRFG). Attorney Hopewell a Life Member of The NAACP and is the recipient of the DeKalb NAACP’s Thurgood Marshall Award and President’s Award.
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