Governor Brian P. Kemp announced appointments to judicial circuits and state courts last week including District Attorney Chris Arnt to the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit, filling a vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Ralph Van Pelt, Jr.; and Clayton Fuller to the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney vacancy created by the appointment of Chris Arnt.
Chris Arnt serves as District Attorney for the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit. Previously, he served as Chief Assistant District Attorney, responsible for overseeing the other prosecutors in the circuit. Before that, he was an Assistant District Attorney.
Arnt earned his J.D. from Emory University School of Law and earned an undergraduate degree from Tulane University. While attending law school, Arnt served as director of the Moot Court program and interned at the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office.
Active in his community, Arnt and his wife are leaders in their church and he also served as past chair of the Catoosa County Republican Party. Arnt and his wife, Tracy, have two children and live in Ringgold.
Clayton Fuller serves as Senior Assistant District Attorney for the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit. He has argued cases before the Georgia Supreme Court and the state Court of Appeals. From 2018-2019, he was one of 14 individuals selected to serve as a White House Fellow, serving in both the Office of the Vice President and the Department of Defense. Fuller is also a Major and a Deputy Staff Judge Advocate in the Tennessee and Alabama Air National Guards.
He earned his J.D. from Southern Methodist University, an M.P.A. from Cornell University and a B.A. from Emory University. Fuller is also a distinguished graduate of the Air Force’s Officer Training School, a graduate of the Marine Expeditionary Warfare School, and he earned a Master’s in Military Operational Art and Science from Air University.
He and his wife have two children and reside on Lookout Mountain.