Republican Scott Ballard is the District Attorney of the Griffin Judicial Circuit, which includes all of Fayette, Spalding, Pike and Upson Counties. As a district attorney, Ballard is in charge of representing the State of Georgia in criminal trials.
Scott Ballard graduated from Fayette County High School in 1977. In 1981, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with an AB degree in English. He then went to Florida State University where he earned his
law degree. While in Tallahassee, he drafted bills for the Florida State Legislature.
After graduating from FSU, Ballard returned to
Georgia and practiced criminal law in Fayette County for nineteen years. During his time in private practice, he served as President of both the Fayette County and Griffin Judicial Circuit Bar Associations. He also wrote a book
entitled Georgia Appellate Standards of Review.
In 2004, Ballard left private practice and announced his intentions to run for DA. Ballard took office on January 1, 2005. Since becoming a DA, Ballard has prosecuted several
high profile cases. He also implemented a series of initiatives designed to maximize the State’s effectiveness in court.
Ballard is an active member of Inman United
Methodist Church, where he serves as a lay leader, a prayer group leader, and a Sunday School teacher. He is also the co-founder of a Sunday School class for special needs children.
Ballard has been married for twenty-one years and has three children.