Appellate Unit

Any defendant found guilty by a DeKalb County jury may file a motion for a new trial or a notice of appeal asking a higher court to reverse the jury’s decision. The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Appellate Unit represents the State in these appeals.

The Unit is lead by Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Lee Grant and is supported by Assistant District Attorneys Debbie Wellborn, Daniel Quinn and Unit Secretary Annette Wells.

Appellate Unit staff also participate in special assignments that include death penalty cases and legal research projects.