A 20 year resident of Gwinnett County, Tiffany Porter has made public service a cornerstone of her career. After graduating with Honors from Hampton University, Tiffany continued her education pursuits at Emory University School of Law, while dual enrolled in the MBA program at Georgia State University. It was during those graduate school years that she started her public service.  While in law school, she clerked for the Honorable Thelma Wyatt Cummings Moore in Fulton County Superior Court and Justice Robert Benham in the Georgia Supreme Court.

With her degrees in hand, Tiffany launched two law firms that specialize in real estate, tax, criminal defense, and business law.  Tiffany became a certified NFL agent and established Zenith Sports and Entertainment Group, a career management practice for professional athletes and entertainers.

On October 14, 2019, Tiffany Porter was sworn as the first African American Judge for the Duluth Municipal Court. Being first isn’t new for Tiffany. She was the first in her family to go to college, and the first to earn a law degree.  As tax commissioner, Tiffany’s goal is to bring transparency and community outreach to the role. 

In addition to her practice and serving on the bench, Tiffany appears weekly as a legal analyst for the Court TV network. Tiffany Porter is blessed with four children, is a 20-year member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., a 19-year member of Life Church International in Duluth, and a proud two-time breast cancer survivor.

Other points:

  • Resident of Gwinnett county for 20 years
  • Guest speaker at Berkmar Middle, South Gwinnett High School, Berkmar High, Camp Creek Elementary, Trickum Middle, Emory University Law School, University of Berkeley Law School
  • 2017 Who’s Who in Black Atlanta Award Recipient
  • 2020 Social Action Award recipient – RKL Education Foundation, Rho Kappa Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Gwinnett County

Role of the Tax Commissioner

  • The Tax Commissioner’s Office is established by the Georgia Constitution.
  • It is responsible for every phase of collecting and disbursing ad valorem property taxes, including real property and personal property, heavy duty equipment, manufactured/mobile homes and public utilities.
  • The Office processes homestead exemptions, prepares the annual tax digest, and conducts tax sales.