Judge T. Natasha Crawford was appointed to the Fulton County Juvenile Court as a judge in January 2023. She began her legal career in habeas appellate litigation as a fellow with the Habeas Project. Judge Crawford then worked as an Assistant Public Defender in Fulton County from 2014 to 2020 representing defendants charged with felony crimes. While serving as an Assistant Public Defender, Judge Crawford was actively involved with the My Journey Matters Program, which aimed to divert SB440 children and youthful offenders from a lifetime of crime. Judge Crawford subsequently served Fulton County as Deputy Assistant Solicitor General from 2020 to 2023. Judge Crawford supervised trial division courtrooms, accountability courts (DUI Court and Mental Health Court), competency dockets, and record restrictions. Her practice included an emphasis on community engagement, where she attended the Mayor’s Midnight Basketball League for youths and organized Record Restriction Summits with community partners.
Judge Crawford earned her undergraduate degree from Temple University in Strategic and Organizational Communications and her J.D and LL.M. degrees from Mercer University School of Law. She was inducted into the Order of the Barristers in 2013, served as Atlanta Area Vice President for the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers from 2018 to 2020, and has been active in the Clarence Cooper Inn of Court since 2016.
Judicial Assistant: Shatia Eaddy
Judicial Case Manager: Avion Jackson
Staff Attorney: Grace Balte