Amy Griffith Dever

Executive Director

Amy Griffith Dever is a long-time resident of Macon and the proud mom of Sara and Hayes. Her family moved here in 1970 when her father, Tom Griffith (a Mercer Law graduate) retired from the US Air Force to practice law in Macon. Her mother Tommy Griffith worked with a tenacious group of Macon women to establish Macon Outreach and staff a library at the Bibb County Jail to serve inmates. Amy’s father was a constant pro bono advocate, long before it was a thing. Amy received a BFA from UGA and after a three-year stint as a potter in Reynolds, Georgia, she moved back to Macon to attend Mercer Law School and received a JD in 1982 and started her law career as a Public Defender in Fulton County, Atlanta. After four years with the PD’s office, she practiced civil litigation in Atlanta. In 1998, she moved back to Macon. Over the past forty years Amy has worked in many areas of civil law including personal injury (for both plaintiffs and defense), construction litigation, complex class action cases, business litigation, probate matters, family law, served as guardian ad litem in custody disputes, and as a mediator and arbitrator. She has had the pleasure of working with many fine attorneys here in Middle Georgia and throughout the state. Serving as Executive Director with Middle Georgia Justice provides a full circle for Amy. It is been particularly meaningful given her start as a PD and her parents’ legacy of helping the underserved in this community. Helping folks with limited means effectively access our justice system is critically important work that helps define and set the standard for what justice really should look like. Amy is thrilled and honored to serve as the Executive Director and looks forward to collaborating with the Justice Brigade of volunteer attorneys, our local courts, the board and staff of Middle Georgia Justice, and our community supporters to make sure Middle Georgia Justice continues to accomplish its profound and important mission.