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.
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.
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 and completed her Doctorate Degree from Liberty University in 2018.
She has deep roots in Gwinnett County, where her parents were raised, married, and still reside. Dr. 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 students throughout the state of Georgia. She was also a Reviewer for the textbook, Law for Business and Personal Use (19th edition), South-Western Publishing, 2012.
Criminal Defense Attorney:
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 then served as an Assistant Solicitor and Deputy Chief Solicitor-General in the Gwinnett County Solicitor’s Office from 2012-2018 where she prosecuted misdemeanor crimes and served as the lead prosecutor for the Gwinnett County Veterans’ Intervention Program.
Dana now runs her own law firm focusing on criminal defense and representing clients in misdemeanor and felony matters across the state of Georgia. In her free time, Dana loves spending time with her husband, their two boys, and their rescue dogs.
Criminal Defense Attorney::
Erica Dove has been a resident of Gwinnett County, Georgia since 1981, where she attended Beaver Ridge Elementary, Sweetwater Middle and Meadowcreek High schools. She received her B.A. in Administration of Justice at Howard University and her J.D. from Howard University School of Law, in Washington, D.C. She began her legal career at King & Spalding, LLC in Atlanta, GA before becoming an Assistant Solicitor in the Gwinnett County Solicitor’s Office from 2005 -2015 where she prosecuted misdemeanor crimes and served in many capacities in all the State Court treatment courts and programs.
In addition, she also serves as a prosecutor, in several Municipal Courts, including Norcross, Suwanee, Lilburn, and others. Furthermore, Erica has been running her own law firm since 2015, where her primary discipline is in criminal defense and she continues to serve as a court appointed attorney on the Indigent Defense List in Gwinnett County for State Court, as well as, serving as the Defense Attorney on the Veteran’s Court Team in Gwinnett State Court.
Judicial Executive Associate:
Angie Wellmaker earned her Associates of Science degree while working part time then becoming full time in a commercial real estate company for 6 years, starting as a receptionist then moving to an Administrative Assistant position. Her field of study began in accounting but soon learned her love for the law was much greater.
Angie has worked for the Courts since 1995 and is the Judicial Assistant for Chief State Court Judge Pamela South. She is happily married with one daughter is working in corporate banking and has a rescue dog named Luna. She loves going to the beach, going on walks and spending time with her family.
Court Services Supervisor:
Janese Turner is the Court Services Supervisor and has been with Gwinnett County for the past 4 years. While working for the county she has earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration. She is happily married and has three children and two rescued dogs. She loves reading, hiking and traveling with her family.