Cynthia D. Wright Partner
Cynthia D. Wright joined Boyd Collar Nolen Tuggle & Roddenbery as a partner in January 2015 after retiring from her former position as the Chief Judge of the Superior Court of Fulton County. She was appointed as a judge to the Superior Court by Gov. Zell Miller and was reelected four times without opposition. She was elected and served as Chief Judge of Superior Court for two terms from May 1, 2010, through January 30, 2014. Prior to assuming her judgeship on the Superior Court, she served as a judge of the State Court of Fulton County.
Judge Wright also served as chief legal counsel to Gov. Miller for his first term (1991-1995). During that period of time, she authored the legislation and constitutional amendment that established the Lottery for Education. Prior to working with Gov. Miller, earlier in her career, she was assistant legal counsel for Gov. George Busbee (1978-1980).
Before joining Boyd Collar Nolen Tuggle & Roddenbery, Judge Wright’s private practice of law included work as an associate with the law firm of Troutman Sanders and as a partner in the law firm of Corlew, Smith and Wright. Judge Wright also served as corporate counsel to the Georgia Housing and Finance Authority.
Judge Wright graduated magna cum laude from Wesleyan College, Macon, Ga., in 1974 and received her juris doctorate from the University of Georgia in 1977. Judge Wright has served as an adjunct professor at Emory University, where she taught pretrial litigation, and negotiation. In her spare time, Judge Wright earned a four-year certificate awarded through the University of the South in Theology and Ministry. Judge Wright also completed the Mediation Course at the Atlanta Justice Center and is certified in Collaborative Law.
The daughter of two professors – one a musician, the other a librarian –Judge Wright was raised in Tallahassee, Fla., and moved to Macon, Ga., in 1968. She has resided in Georgia ever since (with occasional forays to Mexico). An avid football fan, Judge Wright is a Dawg first, Seminole second.
- University of Georgia School of Law (1977)
- Wesleyan College (1974)
- Atlanta Bar Association
- The Lawyers Club
- Georgia Women of Achievement (Past Board Member)
- Metropolitan Crime Commission and State Commission on Family Violence (Past Member)
- Child Support Fatality Commission (Past Member)
- Georgia (1977)
- Recipient, Atlanta Bar Litigation Section’s Award of Excellence
- Recipient, Atlanta Bar’s Award for Public Service
- Recipient, George S. Stern Achievement Award, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Georgia Chapter)
- Recipient, “Jack P. Turner Award,” The Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia
- Recipient, “Joseph T. Tuggle, Jr. Professionalism Award,” The Family Law Section of the State Bar Association of Georgia
- Recipient, “Families First Award,” The Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association
- Recipient, “Emory Findley Award,” Counsel for Superior Court Judges
- Listed, “500 Leading Judges in America,” Lawdragon Guide
- Proclamation, Chair of the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution, Ethics Committee by the Supreme Court of Georgia