award-winning attorney

Resume & Awards

Clint rucker, esq.

Professional Experience

Fulton County District Attorney’s Office
Executive Assistant District Attorney

September 1995 – March 2021  Atlanta, Georgia

  • Assist the District Attorney in representing Fulton County citizens with the prosecution of criminal cases in the justice system by analyzing, investigating and presenting complex, high- profile felony homicide cases for jury trials in court
  • Provide prosecutorial and legal services to government and private agencies, crime victims, and members of the public
  • Direct large trial teams consisting of lawyers, investigators, paralegals and counselors
  • Provide ongoing training of substantive and procedural law through presentations & lectures
  • Coordinate strategies with criminal justice agencies and law enforcement departments to carry out prosecutorial duties
  • Current conviction rate of 98% for homicide trials with over 150 cases handled
  • Trains attorneys in trial strategy and tactics including jury selection, witness examination, opening and closing arguments.

Previous Positions in Fulton County District Attorney’s Office

  • Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney, Major Case Division
  • Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney, Public Integrity Unit
  • Senior Assistant District Attorney, Major Felony Unit & Trial Division Unit

Complex & High Profile Cases

Clint Rucker is a dedicated legal professional with a history of creating and implementing highly effective legal strategies that ensure successful outcomes for families involved in complex criminal cases in the Fulton County Justice System.

Admitted to the Supreme Court of Georgia

AWARDS & ASSOCIATIONS

PROFESSIONAL LECTURES & MEDIA APPEARANCES

  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys – Professional Development Academy Lecturer
  • Georgia Association of Court Reporters – “Lessons from the Brian Nichols Trial” Keynote Speaker
  • DeKalb County Solicitors Office – “The Art of the Close” Lecture Series
  • APS/Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School – Honor Society Induction Keynote Speaker
  • The Enon Church – “Law & Order God’s Way” – Men’s Week Lecture Series
  • NBC Dateline, Snapped, Investigation Discovery, A&E Cold Case Files, CBS News-48HOURS, & Court TV-Subject Expert & Legal Analyst

Bar admission

State Bar of Georgia 1990

Education

  • Texas Southern University, JD
  • Emory University, BA Philosophy
  • Oxford College – Emory University, AA
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