The Honorable Judge Victoria M. Johnson was appointed to serve Magistrate Court on November 30, 2018. Prior to her appointment, Judge Johnson served the citizens of Dougherty County as the Project Manager for the Domestic Violence Unit and as an Assistant District Attorney in the Office of the Dougherty County District Attorney, where she exhibited exceptional commitment to victims and to the community. Johnson previously served as an Assistant State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit in Jacksonville, Florida. She is not unfamiliar with public service in that she was a public school teacher prior to pursuing her law degree and continues in her love for teaching as an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at Albany State University.
A past president of the Dougherty County Bar Association, Judge Johnson is a well-respected and highly regarded bar leader and community servant. She has served in a number of leadership capacities, both professionally and in her community, including the Board of Directors of the Liberty House Domestic Violence Shelter, the City of Albany/Dougherty County Ethics Board, and the Stop the Violence Taking Authority Board. She currently serves on the Local School Governance Team at International Studies Elementary School. Johnson has been an active member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church for more than a decade, where she currently serves actively as a Sunday School Teacher, a Deaconess and in the Music Ministry.
Recognized both for her commitment to her profession and the community, Judge Johnson has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Southwest
Georgia 40 under 40 (2011), and was recognized for distinguished and devoted service award to the Dougherty County Bar Association (2015-2016) and (2012-2014).
Johnson earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Florida and her Juris Doctor Degree from the Florida A& M University. She is a member of the Georgia and Florida Bars and resides in Albany with her husband, Aaron, and they are the proud parents of two daughters.