Meet Your Community Prosecutor
North Fulton-Office opened in 2009
Todd Ashley, Executive ADA
Executive ADA Todd Ashley joined the District Attorney’s Office in November 2001. After a stint in the Complaint Room, he served as a Senior ADA in the Trial Division for six years. Ashley was elevated to Deputy District Attorney in July 2007 and charged with oversight of the DA’s Juvenile Division. In July of 2009, DA Paul Howard tapped Ashley to lead the DA’s Community Prosecution expansion into North Fulton. Ashley was appointed to the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council by former Governor Sonny Perdue and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Crime Victim’s Compensation Board. He is a graduate of Roswell High School, Georgia State University, and the John Marshall Law School in Atlanta. He is a long-time north Fulton resident.
Zone 1-Office opened in 2006
Steven Jones, ADA
Director, Community Prosecution Program
Senior Assistant District Attorney Steven Jones joined the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office in 2009. Prior to joining the office, ADA Jones served as the Staff Attorney for Fulton Superior Court Judge Michael D. Johnson. Jones also worked in the Non-Complex Trial Division and was recognized as the Non-Complex Trial Division “Attorney of the Year.” He works closely with the residents in Zone 1 to empower them to take back their community. Jones recently held a “Community Action Meeting” to give community members the opportunity to develop solutions to the crime problems with which they are struggling. Jones is also committed to working with the youth in the Zone 1 community to dissuade the next generation of young adults from a life of crime.
Zone 2-Office opened in 2010
Tiffany Harlow, Senior ADA
Senior Assistant District Attorney Tiffany Harlow joined the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office in 2011. Prior to joining the DA’s office, ADA Harlow practiced at two nationally recognized law firms in Atlanta as an employment litigator where she represented management in the defense of claims brought under various state and federal employment laws. After working with the Atlanta Public Schools Investigative Task Force, ADA Harlow was chosen to lead the Community Prosecution initiatives in Zone 2. Her goals include maintaining an atmosphere of collaboration between the residents and law enforcement and renewing the public's confidence in the judicial system. ADA Harlow is a graduate of Emory University, Columbia Law School and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Zone 3-Office opened in 2005
Claire Farley, Senior ADA
A third generation attorney, Claire Farley grew up surrounded and influenced by those who fought for justice. During her 10-year tenure as a Fulton County Assistant District Attorney, Farley has prosecuted a wide range of crimes. One of her most notable cases as a Community Prosecutor was that of the ‘You Tube Burglar.’ Defendant DeGeorgio Jackson, whose crime was captured on videotape and posted online to international notoriety, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for burglarizing a Grant Park home. Claire is proud to work for Zone 3.
Zone 4- Office opened in 2000
JaDawnya C. Butler, ADA
Prior to joining the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, Butler served the greater Atlanta community as solo-practicioner with The Butler Law Group, LLC, a boutique law practice she began after finishing law school. ADA Butler is the current President of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, a 31- year-old statewide bar association. She attended Spelman College and The University of Florida Levin College of Law. Butler has clerked for Judge Herbert Phipps of the Georgia Court of Appeals and former Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears of the Georgia Supreme Court. She is the recipient of The University of Florida Levin College of Law’s 2006 Outstanding Alumni award and a 2008 graduate of The State Bar of Georgia’s Young Lawyers Division’s Leadership Academy. In 2012, she was named One of Atlanta’s Top 100 Black Women of Influence by The Atlanta Business League. She is committed to the residents of Zone 4 and works to address their needs in an expeditious and sensitive fashion.
Zone 5- Office opened in 2003
Sharla Jackson, Senior ADA
Senior Assistant District Attorney Sharla Jackson is a seasoned attorney with more than 20 years of prosecution experience under her belt. During her tenure, ADA Jackson has tried a variety of felony cases from theft to shoplifting to murder, resulting in a 95% conviction rate. Jackson is a passionate supporter of community prosecution, which stems in part from her upbringing in the multi-cultural mélange of Miami, and instilled in her a great love for people and respect for diversity. Sharla works closely with community groups and local law enforcement officials in the Midtown and Downtown areas and is a great friend to the Atlanta business community. One of Jackson’s proudest accomplishments is authoring the recent ‘Smash and Grab’ legislation in partnership with the Georgia Retail Federation. The law creates tough prison sentences for convicted ‘smash and grab’ burglars.
Zone 6- Office opened in 2009
Paul Camarillo, Senior ADA
Assistant District Attorney Paul Arena-Camarillo joined the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office in 2009. Prior to joining the D.A.’s Office, ADA Camarillo served as Law Clerk to the Honorable William “Bill” Adams in Bibb County Georgia. Within the DA’s Office, Camarillo has held positions in the Non-Complex Division and Complex Trial Division where he garnered honors as the 2010 Non-Complex Trial Division Attorney of the Year. Prior to practicing law in Georgia, Camarillo worked in education in the greater Los Angeles area. His work with the lower socio-economic community in Southern California inspired his dedication for community and public service. ADA Camarillo is committed to working with the Zone 6 community to help identify and rid the area of its worst repeat offenders.
South Fulton- Office opened in 2007
Kenya Johnson, Senior ADA
Veteran Prosecutor Kenya Johnson leads the South Fulton community prosecution office. Johnson is committed to reducing the alarming rate of burglary in South Fulton by aggressively prosecuting repeat offenders and banishing them from the South Fulton area. She is also working to clean up Fulton Industrial Boulevard in hopes of setting the stage for a vibrant business and tourist corridor. In addition to her prosecutorial work, Johnson runs the District Attorney’s signature youth programs, “Legal Lives” and “Junior DA.” She has lived in South Fulton for six years.