Judge Green deeply believes in duty to country and community. Following the attacks of 9/11, Judge Green decided it was time to return to Cobb County and the service of his country. Over the next decade he served as a State and then a Federal prosecutor where Judge Green handled more than a thousand felony cases from drugs and thefts to armed robberies and murders. In working these cases from the time that the victims reported the crime to the time the jury returned the verdict, Judge Green learned the effects of crime first hand. He saw how crime devastated lives in our community. So when the jury speaks for our community by way of their verdict, you can be confident that Judge Green holds criminal defendants accountable for their actions.

Having established a distinguished reputation as a successful prosecutor, Governor Sonny Perdue selected him to serve on the Cobb County Superior Court bench. In 2012, the citizens of Cobb County overwhelming elected him to another term.

“I have been honored to serve my country as a U.S. Marine, a State and Federal prosecutor and a judge,” said Judge Green. “As an active duty United States Marine, I quickly learned the importance of honor when placing my life in the hands of another Marine.” Over the last six years Judge Green has built a reputation for efficiently resolving cases, treating people with respect and holding criminals accountable. “I took the oath of office as a judge to administer justice without bias, and I take that oath to heart every day trying to do what is right for the citizens of Cobb County.”
– Judge Reuben Green

In 2014 Judge Green started the Cobb County Veterans Accountability and Treatment Court. The Veterans’ Court works with veterans who have service connected issues to get them the support they need to restore their dignity and move out of the criminal justice system.

“As the only judge on the Cobb Superior Court that has served in active duty military, I am especially proud that we started a Veterans Court. When we looked at the statistics (including that 22 veterans commit suicide every day) it was clear action had to occur. Every week I have the honor of presiding over a transformation, watching veterans who have honorably served our country move from defeat and hopeless to pride and purpose.”
– Judge Reuben Green

Judge Reuben Green has served as a Superior Court Judge in Cobb County for six years. He started and leads the Cobb County Veterans Accountability and Treatment Court. Veterans Court works with honorably discharged veterans who have service connected issues that cause them, in part, to be involved in our criminal justice system. Instead of incarceration, the Veterans Court team works to address their service connected issues so that these veterans receive the treatment they have earned by serving our country. By treating their issues, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury or substance abuse, and helping them find purpose again, they can return to being productive members of their community.

Prior to being appointed to the bench in 2010 by Governor Sonny Perdue and then elected by the citizens of Cobb County in 2012, Judge Green served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Georgia, an Assistant District Attorney in the Cobb Judicial Circuit, and as an attorney with the law firm of King & Spalding.

Judge Green graduated with Honors from Emory University School of Law. Before attending college he served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps.

Judge Green is an active member of Cobb County. He is the incoming President of the Rotary Club of Marietta and has served with Must Ministries, Marietta Mentoring for Leadership, the Continuum of Care Board for Cobb County, the Atlanta Chapter of the Federalist Society, Boy Scouts of America, the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, and the Marietta Pilgrimage Tour. Judge Green has been invited to teach courses and lecture on the law, professionalism, and criminal justice at Emory University School of Law, Kennesaw State University, and Chattahoochee Technical College, the Charles Weltner Family Law Inn of Court, the State Bar of Georgia, and the Cobb County Bar Association.

He is a member of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. He has served as a foster parent for more than 15 children and enjoys coaching children’s soccer, basketball and baseball. He is married and has two children.