Judge Scott McAfee, a Judge on the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia, was appointed to the bench by Republican Governor Brian Kemp, and took his seat in February 2023.
He is currently assigned to the Fulton County election interference case against former President Donald Trump and his 18 co-defendants, all of whom were indicted in August 2023 by a grand jury for attempting to overturn the will of the voters and invalidate the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Judge McAfee served as the Georgia Inspector General from 2021 to 2023, where he was responsible for monitoring and addressing fraud and corruption in Georgia's executive branch.
Judge McAfee has been practicing law for a decade, with a notable stint of three and a half years as a federal prosecutor, and also a role as an assistant district attorney in both Fulton and Barrow county.
Governor Kemp, speaking on Judge McAfee's 2021 appointment as Inspector General, praised him, saying he was a "strong addition to my administration" because of his prior experience as a "tough prosecutor.”
Judge McAfee received his law degree from the University of Georgia Law School, and his undergraduate degree from Emory University.
Apart from his legal career, McAfee, a father to two children, volunteers in his free time at the Georgia Aquarium as a scuba diver and plays tennis. He is also a cellist and an Eagle Scout.