Douglas County Georgia

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State Court - Chief Judge Eddie Barker

State Court, Chief Judge Eddie Barker
State Court, Chief Judge Eddie Barker 

Angela Bowen
Judicial Assistant
8700 Hospital Drive
4th Floor
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
Phone: 770-920-7413

Judge Barker’s Court Personnel
Judge Barker’s Court Personnel 

DUI/Drug Court Personnel
DUI/Drug Court Personnel 
If your appearance is required at the courthouse, please see the **Superior Court Covid-19 Order under downloadable documents for Courthouse policies and procedures related to Covid-19.

If you have an upcoming court date and have concerns regarding your health due to the Covid-19 pandemic, please contact the State Court Clerk's office.

State Court Contacts:

Douglas County State Court
Douglas County Courthouse
8700 Hospital Drive, 4th Floor
Douglasville, GA 30134

Angela Bowen, Judicial Assistant
Phone: 770-920-7413

Anna Upshaw, Staff Attorney
Phone: 770-489-5236

Brittney Bousman, Calendar Clerk
Phone: 770-489-5231

Leslie Moon, Court Reporter
Phone: 770-920-7231

DUI/Drug Court Contacts

Douglas County DUI/Drug Court
Douglas County Courthouse
8700 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, GA 30134

Anita Grainger, DUI/Drug Court Coordinator
Phone: 770-920-7409

Lynne Kelly, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 770-920-7522

Nilsa Martin, Case Manager
Phone: 770-920-7495

David Gonzalez, Probation Officer
Phone: 678-449-3921

If your appearance is required at the courthouse, please see the **Superior Court Covid-19 Order under downloadable documents for Courthouse requirements and protocol.

Professional Background
Serving as the Chief Judge of the State Court since January, 2018, Judge Barker has presided on the State Court Bench since August, 2010. Prior to that time he was a Senior Assistant District Attorney in Douglas County having served from 1993 to 2010. He was Assistant District Attorney for the Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit from July, 1992 through August, 1993. From 1989 to 1992, Judge Barker was in private practice.
Judge Barker graduated from Georgia State University/College of Law in 1989. He is a 1983 graduate of Mercer University and a 1979 graduate of Lithia Springs Comprehensive High School. He established the Douglas County DUI/Drug Court in April, 2013, and has presided over that Court since that time. Judge Barker is a member of the CACJ Funding Committee and DUI Court Judge’s Committee.

Personal Information
Judge Barker and his wife have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren and have resided in the Fairplay community for 35 years.

Scheduling Cases
Judge Barker controls the scheduling of the criminal and civil cases that are assigned to him. Criminal cases in which the defendant remains incarcerated without bond are given priority through a “fast track” process.

To waive your appearance at your Criminal/Traffic/DUI Arraignment Hearing, please complete the appropriate Arraignment Waiver form (under downloadable documents) and file it with the State Court Clerk’s Office at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled hearing date.

Anyone with a pending criminal case and who is unable to afford to hire an attorney should contact the Douglas County Public Defender’s office. Please see the Public Defender’s page on for contact information and application requirements.

If assistance is needed regarding a court date, please contact Judge Barker’s Calendar Clerk, Brittany Bousman, at 770-489-5231 or

The new case management system is now live. Attorneys can request an ID and Password by e-mailing their request to

Community Resources for Help with Substance Abuse Issues

Alcoholics Anonymous:
Mondays and Thursdays, 8 p.m.,
Douglasville 1st United Methodist Church,
6167 Prestley Mill Road, Douglasville 30134

Narcotics Anonymous:
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 p.m.,
St. Theresa's Catholic Church,
4401 Prestley Mill Road, Douglasville 30135

Celebrate Recovery:
Fridays, 7 p.m.,
Ephesus Baptist Church,
8445 Ephesus Church Road, Villa Rica 30180
(Villa Rica address but located in Douglas County)
Thursdays, 7 p.m.,
Central Baptist Church,
5811 Central Church Road, Douglasville 30135
(in brick house to the left of the main church building)

Reformers Unanimous:
Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.,
The Kings Way Baptist Church,
6456 The Kings Way, Douglasville 30135

Crossroads for Life Ministries:
6754 W. Church Street Douglasville, Georgia.