I am running for District Attorney because I believe that “Douglas Deserves Better.” I dedicated my entire legal career to prosecution. I handled homicide, rape, child abuse, human trafficking, animal abuse, robbery, and many other types of cases during my tenure. Throughout my career, I learned what it takes to have an effective and efficient District Attorney’s Office. That’s why I believe Douglas Deserves Better!
Better Approach to Crime Prevention– As District Attorney, I will be SMART on crime. I will implement effective programs that work. By having tough alternative sentencing options we will work to break the recidivism cycle. In addition, by using programs that are effective we decrease our costs within the criminal justice system and become fiscally responsible to our citizens.
Better Integrity– We need to restore the trust of Douglas County in the District Attorney’s office. We deserve a District Attorney that will be ethical and honest for ALL of Douglas County.
Better Staffing– I will have prosecutors that are specially trained in vital areas such as Crimes against Women and Children, Elder Abuse, Animal Cruelty and Public Integrity. I will establish a presence in the Juvenile Court System, the most integral court to intervene and divert children from becoming a part of the adult criminal justice system.
It is for all these reasons and more that “Elizabeth Dalia Racine is the Right Choice for Douglas County!”
Julia Latimer attended Mercer University as a Tift Scholar where she graduated and obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Spanish. She received her Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law where she received the Dean’s Pro Bono Graduation Certificate for her volunteer work. She also received the Dean’s Certificate of Achievement while attending the University of Miami School of Law as a visiting student.
During law school, she studied international law at the Universidad de Sevilla in Sevilla, Spain. She has a working knowledge of the Spanish language. After law school she worked for Katz, Stepp, Wright & Fleming LLC in Atlanta before joining Ashenden & Associates, P.C. as an associate lawyer. Julia primarily handles personal injury, auto accident, wrongful death, slip and fall and workers’ compensation cases. Julia enjoys volunteering with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s Saturday Lawyers Program and working with children. She is also a member of the DeKalb Lawyers Association. Julia is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Florida Bar.
Eric is rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is its highest professional rating. Eric was named among the Georgia Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in Georgia for 2013 and 2014. Each year, no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. Eric Coleman is a member of Winter Capriola Zenner LLC’s litigation team, focusing his practice on all aspects of litigation in both Georgia and Federal Courts, concentrating on commercial litigation, construction litigation, business torts, and other business disputes. During his career, Eric has gained experience in jury trials, bench trials, hearings, mediations, arbitrations, and appellate practice in both Georgia and surrounding states. Eric has taken numerous depositions solo, including depositions of industry experts such as engineers, physicians, and accountants. Eric has argued dispositive and discovery motions solo. And Eric has performed the direct examination of witnesses before a jury.
Among Eric’s legal accomplishments are several appellate victories before the Georgia Court of Appeals resulting in at least two reported decisions. Eric received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2009 where he was a Vice Justice in Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Eric received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Mississippi in 2004. From 2001-2007, Eric served in the Mississippi Army National Guard as an M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank Gunner. Eric was deployed to Iraq for all of 2005 where, at the rank of Sergeant, he served as a vehicle commander and dismounted team leader, utilizing the Humvee instead of a tank, and participating in over 250 combat missions. For his service in Operation Iraqi Freedom III, Eric was twice awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the Combat Action Badge among other individual and unit distinctions.
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