Fayette County Probate Court will have an associate judge as of next month

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Associate Probate Judge Angela Landgaard. Photo/Submitted.
Associate Probate Judge Angela Landgaard. Photo/Submitted.

Attorney Angela Landgaard has been appointed to the part-time position of associate probate judge by Ann Jackson, judge of the Fayette County Probate Court.

Creation of the part-time position of associate probate judge is authorized by Georgia statute and was approved by the Fayette County Commission with the 2021-22 budget. Judge Landgaard will commence her duties in August.

Judge Landgaard has been a partner at Peachtree City law firm Slepian, Schwartz & Landgaard since 2011 and is currently the head of the firm’s litigation department. She has extensive experience in local probate courts.

Since 2011, she has served as court-appointed attorney for Fayette County Probate Court and as guardian ad litem for the Fayette County Probate Court, Fayette County Superior Court and Coweta County Superior Court.

In 2013, she was appointed as Deputy County Administrator and Ex-Officio County Conservator for Fayette County Probate Court. Judge Landgaard has extensive trial experience in the Superior and Probate Courts surrounding Fayette County. Prior to law school Judge Landgaard served as a probation officer in many of the local municipalities.

Since 2009 Judge Landgaard has been a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia, having graduated from John Marshall Law School and the University of Georgia. After serving the Fayette County Bar Association for several years, Judge Landgaard was elected and served as President in 2014.

Judge Landgaard has been a resident of Fayette County since 2004 where she continues to reside with her husband and three children.

“The Fayette County Probate Court is grateful for Judge Landgaard’s past service and is honored to have her assistance as an Associate Judge,” said Judge Jackson.