Karlise Yvette Grier
Karlise Yvette Grier became the Executive Director of the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism in September 2017. Prior to assuming her current position, Grier worked for over 17 years as the managing attorney of Grier Law Office, P.C., a law firm that concentrated in the areas of adoption, divorce, and child custody. Grier was appointed to serve as a part-time Magistrate Court judge in Fulton County and served as a Judicial Officer in the Fulton County Superior Court Family Division from May 2006 through December 2008. From March 2000 until June 2005, she served as a Judge Pro Hac Vice in the former City Court of Atlanta "Traffic Court". Grier received her B.A. in Computer Science from Dartmouth College and her J.D. from Emory University School of Law. Grier is a native of Atlanta and a member of Ben Hill United Methodist Church.