Solicitor General

Department Information
Phone: 404-612-4800 | Address: 160 Pryor Street, SW Suite J-301 Atlanta, GA 30303
Keith E. Gammage, Solicitor General
The Office of the Solicitor General, under the leadership of Keith E. Gammage, is to obtain smart, fair and restorative justice by pursuing a holistic, progressive approach to the criminal justice system which emphasizes public safety, criminal justice reform, community education and the fair, efficient resolution of traffic and misdemeanor criminal matters. The duties of the Office of the Solicitor General of the State Court of Fulton County are to investigate, charge, and prosecute misdemeanor violations of Georgia statutes and county ordinances that occur in Fulton County.  The Solicitor General ensures that all persons involved in the criminal process are treated in a courteous and professional manner.

Key Performance Indicators

Description: Percentage of DUI and victim cases entered within 75 days of receipt
Why is this important: The Solicitor General receives most of it's cases through a 'bind-over' process or 'change in jurisdiction' from a local municipality. The bind-over process is driven by the transfer of information from the municipality to the Solicitor General. Since 2017, bind-over times have been reduced from nearly two years to 75 days by improving how information is transferred and received from over 15 municipalities. By receiving and documenting cases within 3 months of transfer to the office, this measure allows for the improvement of customer service to the public and begins an internal timeline for the timely investigation and charging of misdemeanor complaints.

Description: Clearance rate - the number of misdemeanor cases closed or not on docket as a percentage of cases initiated
Why is this important: The Office of the Solicitor General inherited a 30,000 case backlog in January, 2017 whereby misdemeanor complaints were being received faster than they were being closed resulting in a backlog of cases waiting to be investigated and resolved. In the administration of smart, fair and restorative justice under Solicitor Keith Gammage, efficiency in prosecution, avoidance of a new backlog and new, alternative options of disposing of cases without the filing of formal charges has resulted in quicker input, investigations, charging decisions and resolution of misdemeanor offenses as gauged by the KPI.

Description: Number of ORCA Cases Closed
Why is this important: N/A

Description: Percentage of customers who rated their satisfaction with services as very or extremely satisfied.
Why is this important: N/A