State Court Judge:
Judge Pam South is a judge in the Gwinnett State Court of Gwinnett County, where she has served since 2001. She was initially appointed to the post by Governor Roy Barnes, and has run for election three times since her appointment. South also served as a Magistrate Court judge for two years before her appointment to State Court.
South graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1988. She was briefly in private practice in Covington, Georgia, where she was an associate with Strauss and Walker, P.C. She joined the District Attorney’s Office of Gwinnett County in 1989, where she was an assistant district attorney for almost ten years. As an assistant district attorney, she headed the office’s Child Protection Team, and she tried many felony trials on the issues of child abuse and sexual assault. During her tenure at the District Attorney’s Office, she also volunteered as a high school mock trial coach and as an organizer of the local bar association’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
South is now the chief judge of the State Court bench. She handled one division of the Court’s DUI Treatment Court for five years and also serves as a budget judge for the State Court. While a State Court judge, South completed the Leadership Gwinnett Program (Class of 2005) and has served on the steering committee of the Leadership Gwinnett program since her graduation.
She continues to volunteer her time to the High School Mock Trial Program. She attends Christ Church Episcopal Church in Norcross, where she resides.
State Court Judge:
Joseph C. Iannazzone
Judge Iannazzone has served as a judge on the State Court of Gwinnett County since January 2002 and on the Magistrate Court of Gwinnett County from 1988 until 2002. Judge Iannazzone is the Business Court Judge for Gwinnett County He founded the Gwinnett County DUI Treatment Court. In addition to the above assignments, he presides over general civil cases, personal injury, products liability, medical malpractice and misdemeanor criminal cases. Judge Iannazzone’s current activities include: Georgia Council of State Court Judges - Treasurer; American College of Business Court Judges – Vice President; ABA Business Law Section, Business and Corporate Litigation Committee, E-Discovery Subcommittee – Vice Chair. He has also served in other positions, including: Judicial Council of Georgia; Georgia Council of Magistrate Court Judges (past President); Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution, (former Chair); Georgia Courts Automation Commission; Magistrate Court Training Council; Chief Justice’s Blue Ribbon Commission on the Judiciary; Supreme Court Committee on Technology; and various committees of the Judicial Council, including the Committees on Pro Se Litigation, Domestic Violence, and Drug Courts.
Judge Iannazzone is a 1979 graduate of Emory University School of Law and a 1975 graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology. He and his wife, Angie, have three children and three grandchildren.
Deputy Chief Assistant Solicitor:
Dana Pagán is a proud Gwinnett County native and graduate of South Gwinnett High School. She received her B.A. in Criminal Justice from The George Washington University and her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law. She began her legal career as an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia before becoming an Assistant Solicitor for the Solicitor General of the City of Atlanta. Dana has been with the Gwinnett County Solicitor’s Office for nearly 5 years where she prosecutes misdemeanor crimes and serves as the lead prosecutor for the Gwinnett County Veterans’ Intervention Program. In her free time, Dana loves spending time with her husband, their two boys, and their rescue dogs.
GCPS Program Specialist for Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security:
Rebecca Rolader Streetman
Rebecca Rolader Streetman, a South Gwinnett High School class of 1992 graduate, is the Law and Justice Program Specialist for Gwinnett County Public Schools. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education from The University of Georgia in 1997 and began teaching at her alma mater in 1998. She later went back to The University of Georgia and earned her Master’s in Education in 2001 and her Specialist in Education in 2004. She has deep roots in Gwinnett County, where her parents were raised, married, and still reside. Ms. Streetman is also the mother to two children who attend school in Gwinnett County. In her twenty years of teaching at South Gwinnett High School, she has taught various forms of Business and Law and has designed and written numerous curricula for her students over the years. She was also a Reviewer for the textbook, Law for Business and Personal Use (19th edition), South-Western Publishing, 2012.
Magistrate Court Judge:
Judge Kimberly A. Gallant
Judge Kimberly A. Gallant is a Magistrate Court Judge in Gwinnett, Georgia. She was appointed in 2015. Judge Gallant handles matters including felony preliminary hearings, first appearances, warrant applications, civil bench trials, dispossessory proceedings, applications for restraining orders, and weddings. Before taking the bench, she was a staff attorney for four years and a prosecutor for ten years. She received her undergraduate degree in criminal justice from the University of Georgia in 1997 and graduated from Georgia State University College of Law in 2000. She serves as an International Board Member for her law fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta. She is also a Girl Scout Troop leader for both of her daughters. Judge Gallant is a member of the Class of 2017 of Leadership Gwinnett.
Judicial Executive Associate:
Angie Wellmaker earned her Associates of Science degree while working part then full time in a commercial real estate company for 6 years, starting as a receptionist then administrative assistant. She studied accounting but soon learned her love for the law was much greater. Angie has worked for the courts for 22 years now, the most recent as a Judicial Assistant for Chief State Court Judge Pamela South. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart, and her daughter is attending college at The University of North Georgia Dahlonega campus studying Mathematics. Angie and her family also have a rescue dog named Harley.