Former chief judge joins local law firm
by MDJ staff
May 11, 2014 12:50 AM | 2284 views | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cynthia D. Wright<br>Special to the MDJ
Cynthia D. Wright
Special to the MDJ
Cumberland-based Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle LLC, a divorce and family law firm serving clients throughout the state of Georgia, announced former Chief Judge Cynthia D. Wright of the Fulton County Superior Court will join the firm as a partner later this year after a much-deserved sabbatical.

Wright served as Chief Judge for two consecutive two-year terms before stepping down earlier this year. At the firm, she will expand the firm’s mediation and arbitration practice, focusing on a variety of legal cases, including family law matters, as well as disputes between companies and governmental entities.

She will facilitate settlement discussions, preside over mediations and arbitrate disputes between those in conflict without going to court. Coinciding with her arrival and the celebration of the firm’s fifth anniversary this year, Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle also plans to expand its Cobb County office space to enable the facilitation of more mediations and arbitrations.

Wright was the first Fulton County Superior Court judge in the family court division. In her role as one of three family law judges, she presided over thousands of domestic cases throughout her 12 years of service in the family division. She also served as chair of the Fulton Superior Court Business Court and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board for four years.

 She has extensive experience in governmental law, having previously served as Gov. Zell Miller’s legal counsel and as assistant legal counsel to Gov. George Busbee. Before her public service, she was a partner with Corlew, Smith and Wright and an associate with the firm now known as Troutman Sanders. She also served as corporate counsel for the Georgia Housing and Finance Authority.

Wright earned her bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan College and her law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law.

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