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 ten years, I have 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. Since its inception, the Cobb County Veterans Court has successfully graduated 36 veterans. The Veterans Court has received numerous awards for service to veterans in the community.

“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 ten years and is currently the Chief Judge of the Cobb County Superior Court. Judge Green started and leads the Cobb County Veterans Accountability and Treatment Court in 2014. Veterans Court works with honorably discharged veterans who have service related issues that have led them, in part, to be involved in our criminal justice system. Instead of incarceration, the Veterans Court team works to assist the veterans with rehabilitation so that they can return to being productive members of their community.

Prior to becoming a Superior Court Judge in 2010, 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.

He is actively engaged in the legal community as a member of the Executive Committee of the Council of Accountability Court Judges, Marine Corps Association of Georgia Lawyers, the Charles Weltner Family Law Inn of Court, Cobb County Bar Association, and the State Bar of Georgia. 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.

Judge Green believes in service to his community. As such, he has served on the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce Board, Rotary Club of Marietta, 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.

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