Dorothy Toth Beasley

Judge Beasley graduated from the Washington College of Law in 1964, where she participated in the Law Review.

She is a Senior Judge of the State of Georgia. She currently serves as a mediator and arbitrator with Henning Mediation and Arbitration Service, Inc., and is a board member of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society.  Until 1999, Judge Beasley served on the Court of Appeals for over fourteen years, including a two-year term as Chief Judge. Prior to that, she served as a trial judge for the State Court of Fulton County, and as Assistant U.S. Attorney and Assistant Attorney General of Georgia in the Criminal Division.  In 2010 she was sent to Tanzania for four months to work as a Senior Legal Researcher at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

American University presented Judge Beasley with the Lodestar Award in 1993. She was also given an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by her undergraduate alma mater, St. Lawrence University. In May 2008 she was awarded a Master of Laws degree in International Law from Emory University School of Law. She also earned a Master of Laws degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, in 1984.  Additionally, she is the 2009 recipient of the American University Washington College of Law Women and the Law Leadeship Award.

She has served on the Board of Visitors of Georgia State University College of Law, the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers Advisory Board, and the Georgia State University College of Law International Connections Committee. She has participated in the Executive Committee of the International Law Section of the State Bar, the Advisory Board of the ABA Central European & Eurasian Law Initiative (CEELI), the Board of Trustees of the Southern Center for International Studies, the Emory University Board of Visitors and the Church Council of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.

Currently Judge Beasley is a member of American University Washington College of Law Dean’s Advisory Council and the Advisory Board of EPIC and the alumni Advisory Board at Emory Law School.

She is a co-founder of Atlanta's Table, a project of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, and served on the boards of both.


Updated 3/7/2014.