the public so those who could not afford an attorney could represent themselves. During her term she handled hundreds of civil and criminal cases of all types. Additionally she has been a mentor to many judges throughout Georgia.


Barbara is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, American Bar Association and is licensed to practice in:

  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals 
  • Federal Court of the Northern District of Georgia

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About Barbara Cole

Barbara in a Georgia native and grew up in the Atlanta GA area and graduated from Georgia State University with a major in Political Science. She graduated John Marshall Law School with a Doctor of Jurisprudence.


Before her law career, she has been an insurance claims adjuster and a licensed independent insurance agent. She had years of experience in personal injury and insurance law handling thousands of cases.


She was elected the Chief Magistrate Judge of Forsyth County in 2000. She served as Chief Magistrate for 8 years. During her term she made the court efficient, added computerization of files, put the court information on the web and added e-filing for many types of court cases. She provided free legal forms to 

Barbara Cole Attorney at Law, LLC
380 Green Street, NE, Gainesville, GA 30501
(678) 971-9088