Judge, State Court of Fayette County
Judge Jason B. Thompson is a proud product of the Fayette County School system, graduating from Fayette County High School. After graduating from Maryville College and the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Judge Thompson returned home to practice law.
In April 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal appointed Judge Thompson as State Court Judge. Prior to that, Judge Thompson was elected as Fayette County Magistrate Court Judge and also served as Municipal Court Judge. In 2014 and 2018, Judge Thompson was re-elected as State Court Judge.
In 2016, Judge Thompson created the Fayette County DUI/Drug Court, the first DUI Court in the Griffin Judicial Circuit. In 2020, he organized the Veterans Treatment Court designed to assist veterans in this community.
Judge Thompson has received a number of professional and community awards. He has served as the State Court representative to the Chief Justice’s Access to the Justice Committee since 2016. He currently serves on many committees, such as the Council of State Court Judges and the Executive Committee of the Council of Accountability Court Judges.
He has served as both the Statewide Chairman of the High School Mock Trial Program for Georgia, a coach for both the McIntosh and Fayette County High School Mock Trial teams, and a volunteer Judge for the mock trial programs. Judge Thompson has also organized and lectured at the People’s Law School and served as an adjunct professor at Point University teaching Constitutional Law and Business Law.
Judge Thompson has served as a board member for the following organizations: FayetteCounty Development Authority, the Joseph Sams School, AV Pride, Fayette County Youth Soccer League, AFC Lightning Soccer Club, Kiwanis Club of McIntosh Trial, and the Southern Crescent Chorale. Judge Thompson is currently a member of the Peachtree City Rotary Club.
Judge Thompson has served as a board member for the following organizations: Fayette County Development Authority, the Joseph Sams School, AV Pride, Fayette County Youth Soccer League, AFC Lightning Soccer Club, Kiwanis Club of McIntosh Trial, and the Southern Crescent Chorale. Judge Thompson is currently a member of the Peachtree City Rotary Club.
Judge Thompson and his wife, Alisha, have three children. They attend the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. Most weekends, you can find Judge Thompson at the soccer fields either coaching, refereeing, or watching his kids play.