Statement from Judge Dax Lopez
First, I would like to say thank you to the citizens and elected officials, current and past, in DeKalb County for their unwavering support through this process. For nearly six years now, including through this nomination, I have been blessed to serve DeKalb, supervise our DUI Court, conduct court in English and Spanish, and ensure that we protect and promote families and our communities through justice. When I took the bench I was one of two Latino trial court judges in Georgia and then for nearly three years I was the only. I am proud to serve on what has been called the most diverse courthouse in Georgia. I would like to give a special thank you to my wife and our family for their support.
While I am disappointed in the outcome of the federal nomination process, I take immense pride in the fact that not one of my detractors was able to find issue with any portion of my judicial record, a record that reflects fairness, efficiency, and a fierce fidelity for the law as it is. I am also deeply grateful for the overwhelming support I received throughout this process from some of the most prominent and well respected attorneys in the State of Georgia, including several past presidents of the State Bar of Georgia. As a judge, I love and respect the law and my fidelity to the same will remain steadfast. It has been my honor to serve the citizens of DeKalb County, and I look forward to continuing in that capacity at the pleasure of DeKalb’s citizenry.