Judge Tom Cauthorn is the founder of Cauthorn, Nohr & Owen, a boutique law firm that provides general civil, probate and criminal legal services. He is an experienced trial lawyer and judge, and has participated in hundreds of jury and non-jury trials in his more than 40 years practicing law.
Judge Cauthorn’s professional experience includes Court America as a principal in mediation, arbitration and case evaluation; Georgia Supreme Court Special Master; Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution as a registered mediator and arbitrator for general civil and domestic relations; and Cobb County Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution as an approved panelist for court annexed mediation and case evaluation.
He served as a judge in the State Court of Cobb County and the Georgia Superior Courts, Cobb Judicial Circuit. Judge Cauthorn is a former president of the Council of State Court Judges of Georgia and former member of the Judicial Council of Georgia. He is a past member of the Georgia House of Representatives, and during his tenure served on numerous Legislative Committees and Commissions, including the Georgia Commission on Family Violence and the Georgia Child Support Commission.
Judge Cauthorn was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1972, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the General Practice and Trial Section. He also served on the President’s Advisory Committee on Legislation from 2009-2013, and chaired that committee from 2010-2011. Judge Cauthorn is a member of all trial and appellate courts of the State of Georgia, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the 11th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Judge Cauthorn received the Robert H. Cleveland Award of Professionalism from the Cobb County Bar Association in 2011. Other honors include a Resolution of Appreciation from the Board of Human Resources of Georgia and the Gideon’s Trumpet Award from the Georgia Indigent Defense Council.
He served in the U.S. Army Reserve, and retired as a Captain. Judge Cauthorn currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Cobb County Youth Museum and is a 40+ year member of the Marietta Kiwanis Club.
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