CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA — This week, in the course of the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia annual summer time convention, three Cherokee County prosecutors obtained awards from the District Attorneys’ Affiliation of Georgia and the Georgia Affiliation of Solicitors-Normal.
Cherokee County District Lawyer Shannon Wallace was acknowledged as District Lawyer of the 12 months, Chief Assistant Solicitor-Normal David McElyea was awarded Assistant Solicitor-Normal of the 12 months, and Assistant District Lawyer Rachel Ashe was honored as Assistant District Lawyer of the 12 months for Division 2.
Wallace has served as district lawyer of the Blue Ridge Judicial District, Cherokee County, since 2013. Along with main her employees of 53 prosecutors, investigators, sufferer advocates, and help personnel, she is a board member of the Cherokee Multi-Company Narcotics Squad, Cherokee FOCUS, and Malon D. Mimms Boys & Ladies Membership and is a member of the Canton Rotary Membership and Cherokee S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Regulation Enforcement Collectively).
Wallace holds management roles in lots of statewide organizations, together with co-chair of Gov. Brian Kemp’s Judicial Nominating Fee of Georgia, instant previous president of District Attorneys’ Affiliation of Georgia, and council chair of the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia. She graduated from the College of Georgia in 1999 with a bachelor of arts in each psychology and felony justice, and obtained her Juris Physician from the College of Georgia’s College of Regulation in 2002.
“I’m extremely honored to obtain this prestigious award, however the true credit score for the nice work of this Workplace rightfully belongs to all the devoted public servants with whom I work alongside,” Wallace stated in a information launch. “And whereas I’m so honored to be acknowledged on this approach by my friends, I’m most grateful for the privilege to serve the individuals of Cherokee County on daily basis.”
McElyea is the chief assistant solicitor-general of the Cherokee County Solicitor-Normal’s Workplace. In his 18-year profession as a prosecutor, he has dealt with every thing from ordinance instances to vehicular homicides, minor site visitors costs to advanced DUIs, and household violence issues to drug crimes. For the previous 15 years, he has served as Cherokee’s DUI Court docket prosecutor, along with being an energetic member of Georgia Affiliation of Solicitors-Normal’s appellate committee.
Moreover his work as a prosecutor, McElyea offers again to the group by collaborating in service tasks and organizations, together with gathering faculty provides for underprivileged kids, collaborating in coat drives, and supporting the Cherokee County Household Violence Heart. He earned his legislation diploma from the College of Memphis’ Cecil C. Humphreys College of Regulation in 2004.
“David is an especially efficient trial lawyer who has a profound moral sensibility that leads him to at all times do what is true,” Cherokee County Solicitor-Normal Todd Hayes stated within the launch. “However he’s far more than simply his work. He donates to each good trigger offered to our workplace, however by no means seeks recognition for it. He merely needs his office and his group to be higher locations.”
Ashe is a prosecutor assigned to the Home Violence Unit within the Cherokee County District Lawyer’s Workplace. In her nine-year profession, she has prosecuted every thing from site visitors offenses to heinous murders, however now solely prosecutes intimate associate violence crimes. Previous to becoming a member of the Cherokee County District Lawyer’s Workplace in 2018, she was a prosecutor within the Cherokee County Solicitor-Normal’s Workplace.
Ashe could be very energetic in skilled and group organizations, together with co-chair of the Cherokee County Home Violence Activity Drive and member of the Rotary Membership of Canton, Service League of Cherokee County, and Canton Optimist Membership. All year long, she initiates service tasks for organizations in want. Ashe earned her legislation diploma from Georgia State College Regulation College in 2012.
“Rachel is the consummate minister of justice, and her integrity is second to none. She has superb power to deal with home violence crimes, making certain that weak victims are given a voice within the justice system,” Wallace stated within the launch. “She is a real public servant, giving again to her group via her profession and past.”