County Attorney

Viviane ErnstesViviane H. Ernstes is the County Attorney in the DeKalb County Law Department, where she provides legal advice to the County's elected officials, including the Chief Executive Officer and members of the Board of Commissioners.  Ms. Ernstes has practiced law for 27 years.  Prior to joining the law department, she supervised all litigation for the Fulton County Law Department and served as a part-time municipal court judge for the City of Decatur.  She earned her bachelor's degree from Agnes Scott College and her law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law.