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Randy McGinley sworn in as Acting District Attorney

Updated: Dec 31, 2020

On Tuesday June 2, 2020, Randy McGinley was sworn in as the Acting District Attorney of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit by Chief Judge John Ott. The Acting District Attorney serves Newton and Walton County with the same duties and responsibilities as the District Attorney.


Acting DA McGinley graduated from Georgia Tech in 2004 and the Mercer School of Law in 2011. Between obtaining his undergraduate degree and law degree, Randy owned his own real estate appraisal company.


Since starting with the Alcovy Circuit District Attorney’s Office, Randy has tried over 50 cases to verdict, including numerous murder cases, numerous crimes against children, gang crimes, and complex white collar crimes. He has taught and trained law enforcement at all agencies within the Circuit, members of the District Attorney’s Office, and prosecutors from all over the State of Georgia. As the former Chief Assistant District Attorney for over 3 years, Randy managed both offices and oversaw over 7000 cases that come into the offices every year. Please feel free to contact Randy at rmcginley@pacga.org, 770-784-2070 in Newton, 770-267-1355 in Walton, or on his cell phone at 404-247-1092.


From Randy: “I am excited and honored to continue to serve both Walton and Newton Counties as I have for over 9 years. I am committed to handling all matters that come to our offices fairly, justly, and without fear, favor, or affection. Our attorneys, investigators, victim advocates, and legal assistants will serve our communities and the citizens of Newton and Walton Counties with honor, dignity, and professionalism while upholding the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Georgia.”


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