Dawson County District Attorney

District Attorney photo Lee Darragh, District Attorney

Dawson County Office
25 Justice Way, Suite 3321
Dawsonville, GA 30534

Hall County Office
P.O. Box 1690
Gainesville, GA 30503


Dawson County Office
(706) 344-3620 phone
(706) 344-3622 fax

Hall County Office
(770) 531-6965 phone
(770) 531-6970 fax

Contact by email

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Meet your District Attorney

“The Office of the District Attorney for Dawson County pledges to seek justice with fairness and integrity for all of Dawson County’s citizens.” – District Attorney Lee Darragh

Lee Darragh was appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue to the Office of District Attorney for the Northeastern Judicial Circuit - Hall County and Dawson County - and took office on August 31, 2005. The voters of the circuit then elected him to his first full term as D.A. beginning January of 2007. Darragh has been a felony prosecutor since 1979. Prior to becoming District Attorney (DA), Darragh served as Chief Assistant DA for Former DAs Jason Deal and C. Andrew Fuller, and as an Assistant DA for former DA Bruce Udolph. He also served as both Chief Assistant DA and Chief Trial Assistant DA for former DA Lydia Sartain.

Darragh received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice in 1974 from Georgia State University and his Law degree in 1978 from the University of Georgia School of Law. He spent his first year out of law school in private practice, afterwards joining the DA's Office in Savannah, GA as a felony prosecutor for 6 years. Darragh began prosecuting in this judicial circuit in May of 1986.

Darragh is a member of the Georgia District Attorneys' Association, the Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation, the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. He represents the State of Georgia as a director on the Board of the National District Attorney's Association. He is also professionally involved locally as a member of the Board of Directors of the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children, as a member of the Hall County Commission on Children and Families, and the Child Abuse Protocol Committee. He is also an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Gainesville, and of the Republican Party in both Hall and Dawson Counties.

Lee and his wife Marlyn were married in 1973, and have lived in Hall County since 1988. They have two daughters and a son, all of whom graduated from North Hall High School, and have one grandchild. The Darraghs are active members of Lakewood Baptist Church.