Margaret E. Randels


Maggy began her legal career as a judicial clerk to Thomas W. Thrash, Jr., the Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. There, she assisted the Judge in drafting orders and learned the intricate inner workings of the federal court system.

Following the completion of her clerkship, Maggy joined a large international law firm where she worked to defend a corporation facing multiple individual products liability suits as the result of a decertified class action. Additionally, Maggy took on several pro bono cases, including successfully representing the uncle of two unaccompanied immigrant children from Guatemala. Maggy assisted her client in obtaining guardianship of his nieces, the first step in obtaining special immigrant juvenile status for the children.

Since graduating from the University of Georgia, Maggy has remained active in the law school’s moot court and mock trial programs, serving as a guest judge as well as a team coach. Maggy also serves as a volunteer judge for the American Mock Trial Association’s college mock trial tournaments and as a coach for the Westminster Schools’s high school mock trial team.

Maggy and her fiancé, Doug, live in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of Atlanta.

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia
  • S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia


  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    Juris Doctor, summa cum laude
    Order of the Coif
    Order of the Barristers
    Executive Articles Editor, Georgia Law Review
    Champion & Third Best Brief, Moot Court National Championship
    Champion & Outstanding Trial Brief, South Texas Mock Trial Challenge
    National Best Brief & Regional Champion, ABA NAAC Moot Court
    Ronald Carlson Award for Excellence in the Study of Evidence
    Henry Joseph Lumpkin Inn of Court
  • Washington University in St. Louis
    A.B., with college honors
    Majors: Political Science and Latin American Studies
    Mock Trial Team

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of Georgia

Past Employment Positions:

  • Jones Day
  • Law Clerk to Thomas W. Thrash, Jr., Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia