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