Super Lawyers
ABA badge
NYSTLA badge
NYSBA badge
New York State Academy badge
Elite Lawyer badge
Picture of Judge Rita M. Cherry

Judge Rita M. Cherry

Of Counsel
Download VCard

Toll Free: 855-566-2355

100 Quentin Roosevelt Blvd #208
Garden City, New York 11530

Judge Rita M. Cherry was reappointed to the Magistrate Court bench in 2020 after previously serving in 2015.

Judge Cherry received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Grambling State University and Juris Doctorate degree from John Marshall Law School. Her career began under the leadership and mentoring of the Hon. Leah Ward Sears, former Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, for whom she clerked as an Intern.

During her career, Judge Cherry formed her own law firm where she represented clients in Employment and Labor cases. She served as a defense attorney with the Cobb County Circuit Defender’s office, representing indigent defendants in criminal cases. Judge Cherry worked as an Assistant District Attorney with the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office and thereafter a Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Atlanta where she litigated civil cases and constitutional issues on behalf of municipal government and officials. Judge Cherry also taught law as an Adjunct Law Professor for Georgia Perimeter College.

Judge Cherry has been actively involved in organizations such as the American Bar Association, National Bar Association, National Employment Lawyers Association, Gate City Bar Association, Leadership Academy for Women of Color, the Language Institute of Atlanta, Smyrna Library Club and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is actively involved with her Church and serves as a mentor for young lawyers. She is a resident of Smyrna.

Education

J.D., John Marshall Law School

B.S. in Business, Grambling State University

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Bar Association

National Bar Association

National Employment Lawyers Association

Gate City Bar Association

Leadership Academy for Women of Color

Language Institute of Atlanta

Smyrna Library Club

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Client Reviews
★★★★★
“Couldn't Have Asked For More!! The Bell Law Group went above and beyond my expectations for my case! I didn't expect such a great outcome! The staff was patient and very understanding! They answered all my questions, even when I asked them several times!” Derrick Glover
★★★★★
“The Bell Law Group represented me in my successful federal disability retirement application and I was super satisfied with the result! ... I’d also advise anyone going through this process to get legal counsel, and, as I suggested at the outset, would recommend the law office of Mr. Bell without reservation.” Lynda M.
★★★★★
“Working with Jon and the Bell Law Group was a great experience. They were prompt, clear, and great at communicating. Helped me tremendously and I would highly recommend.” Max Kaufman