Fiddler Announces Candidacy For Superior Court Judge Of The Lookout Mountain Circuit


Ann Willard Fiddler, officially announced her candidacy for Superior Court Judge of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit consisting of Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, and Walker Counties for the seat currently held by the Honorable Judge Kristina Cook Graham. The non-partisan primary election occurs on May 21, 2024.

“After more than fifteen years of continuously practicing law with my father Attorney Joseph E. Willard, Jr. in my hometown of Rossville GA, I believe it is time to apply my legal skills, community service, and problem-solving ability to work for the citizens by serving the public good as Superior Court Judge,” said Fiddler. “If elected, my vision for the Circuit includes expanding accountability in the courts, fostering a united and collaborative bench, and ensuring a streamlined and predictable Circuit for the benefit of individuals and the legal community.”

With a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to serving the community, Fiddler’s qualifications and extensive background uniquely position her to serve the diverse needs of the Circuit. Fiddler is licensed in both Georgia and Tennessee, having practiced in more than ten counties across the two states over the last fifteen years including Superior, Probate, Bankruptcy, and Federal District Courts. The heart of her practice has been the Superior Courts of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit which she calls home. Her multi-state, multi-county practice gives her a comprehensive understanding of the legal landscape of the Lookout Mountain Circuit where cases often cross state lines.

In addition to her legal practice, Ann has been heavily involved in volunteer and service-based initiatives, including the Georgia Legal Services Program, providing pro bono representation for drug and mental health court participants, and serving as a court-appointed guardian ad litem for Walker and Catoosa Probate Courts. Her designation as a legal advocate under the Georgia Family Violence Act underscores her dedication to ensuring justice and support for those in need. She is on the Board of Directors for Partnership for Families, Children, and Adults and is currently serving as the President of the Lookout Mountain Bar Association, where she has sought to revitalize the association and facilitate legal education for local attorneys. Fiddler has been a member of Brainerd Baptist Church for sixteen years and is in her eleventh year of teaching children’s Sunday School. Fiddler is married to her husband of twenty years, Scott, and they have two children who attend Catoosa County Schools.

Fiddler’s relationship with the judges currently on the bench is strong and will ensure a seamless transition, and the continuation of positive working relationships. Her desire to expand the circuit’s services, encourage partnerships, and promote pro bono initiatives underscores her dedication to serving the community with integrity and compassion.

Submitted by Ann Fiddler.