Judge Donarell R. Green, IV is a native of Athens, Georgia and is a 1989 graduate of Clarke Central High School. He was appointed as a judge in the Athens-Clarke County Magistrate Court in September 2020.
Judge Green received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1994 and a law degree from Stetson University College of Law in Tampa/ St. Petersburg, Florida in 1998.
Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Green worked as a staff attorney with Georgia Legal Services; as managing partner in the law firm of Green & Green, LLP for over 20 years; as city attorney for the City of Hull, Georgia; and as an adjunct professor at the University of Georgia School of Law Family Violence Clinic, University of Georgia Continuing Education Paralegal Studies Program, and Athens Technical College Paralegal Studies Department.
Judge Green currently serves on the board of directors for The Family Connection - Community in Schools, The Clarke County Mentor Program, and Athens Child Development Program, Incorporated. He is a recipient of the 2020 Chief Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service and the Work Based Learning Outstanding Mentor Award from Oconee County High school. As an attorney, Judge Green was often recognized by the State Bar of Georgia on the Annual Pro Bono Honor Roll. Judge Green has served as a youth football coach, YMCA volunteer and fitness instructor, and a presenter at “Career Day” and “Leaders as Readers” in the Athens-Clarke County school system.
Judge Green has three sons and three grandchildren, Donarell, V, Matthew, Miles, Nia, Nala, and Donarell, VI. In his free time he enjoys music, painting, 40+ basketball at the YMCA, and spending time with his family.