It is with great sadness and deep regret that we inform you of the passing of Judge Willie J. Lovett, Jr. on Monday, January 30, 2017. He was a colleague and friend to many in the Fulton County community.
Judge Lovett was appointed to the Fulton County Juvenile Court bench in May 2013 and was instrumental in implementing evidence based programs for Fulton Countyâ€™s children.
Lovett served in various positions within the Fulton County Court system. He was appointed to the position of Director of the Office of the Child Attorney in 2009, where he worked to ensure Fulton County was in compliance with the Kenny A. v. Perdue consent decree.
He also served as the Deputy County Attorney for the Fulton County Attorneyâ€™s Office. Prior to joining the County Attorneyâ€™s Office, Judge Lovett clerked for Joseph W. Hatchett, former Chief Judge of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, served as an assistant city attorney for the City of Atlanta, and worked as an associate in several private law firms.
In addition to his legal background, litigation experience, and strong interest in child advocacy, Judge Lovett received his undergraduate degree from Yale University before earning his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School in 1988 and his Master of Laws in Litigation from Emory Law School.
Judge Lovettâ€™s Celebration of Life will be held Friday, February 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Impact Church 2323 Sylvan Road, East Point, GA 30344. The service will be live streamed. Please note that a reception will immediately follow at the Fulton County Government Center Atrium, 141 Pryor ST SW, Atlanta, GA 30303.
In lieu of flowers the family has selected to donate to Impact Give Back Scholarship Fund in Judge Lovettâ€™s name.