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 led by Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Anna Cross and is supported by Assistant District Attorneys Debbie Wellborn, Jerry Mason, Lenny Krick and Unit Secretary Patrice Thomas.

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