Judge David W. Lindsey was elected to the office of Probate Judge of Pickens County in 2012 and began his term of office on January 1, 2013. Judge Lindsey was also appointed in 2013 to serve as an Associate Judge of the Magistrate Court of Pickens County.
Judge Lindsey was born and raised in Jasper, Georgia and graduated from Pickens County High School. After high school, Judge Lindsey enrolled in the University of Georgia in Athens and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1993. In 1996, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law. While in law school, Judge Lindsey was a founding member of the Georgia League for Rural Enhancement and had the privilege of serving as an intern for Congressman Ed Jenkins in Washington, D.C.
Upon graduation from law school, Judge Lindsey returned to Pickens County and served two years as law clerk in the Appalachian Judicial Circuit for Judge Brenda S. Weaver and Judge Bobby C. Milam. From 1998-2012, he engaged in the general practice of law based in Jasper, Georgia and Canton, Georgia, focusing his practice primarily in the areas of probate, real estate, civil litigation, municipal law, and family law. He served as the City Attorney for the City of Ellijay from 1999-2012 and as the public defender for the City of Jasper Municipal Court.
Judge Lindsey is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Appalachian Bar Association. When away from judicial activities, Judge Lindsey enjoys spending time with his wife, Marie, and their two children, supporting the University of Georgia Bulldogs football team, reading, and golfing. He and his family are members of the Jasper United Methodist Church.