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Donna Gopaul is Forsyth County’s Solicitor General

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October 2013
Donna Gopaul is Forsyth County’s  Solicitor General

 

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Donna S. Gopaul was appointed this spring by Governor Nathan Deal as the Solicitor General to Forsyth County. She is the first South Asian to fill this position—and that not even in Gwinnett, which has 13 percent of its population Asian American, or Johns Creek with 23 percent APA, but in Forsyth County. It is a positive step, Gopaul said, to let it be known that Asian Americans stand for justice just like other Georgians. Her March appointment by Governor Deal has triggered a special election for next year, and she is now campaigning.

Gopaul is the sole practitioner and owner of the Gopaul Law Firm LLC, where she specializes in estate planning, criminal defense, and family law. She previously served as an assistant public defender within the Griffin Judicial Circuit, and as assistant solicitor-general within the Forsyth County Solicitor-General’s Office. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Agnes Scott College and her law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Gopaul resides in Cumming.



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