About
"B.T. Parker...be sure to mark her!"

profilepictureI am B. T. Parker, and I am honored to be your candidate for Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge.

I was born in Wisconsin and attended Wauwatosa West H.S. where I became the first African-American to graduate with honors, and was inducted into the National Spanish Honor Society.  I also served as honorary Mayor of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

I am the proud daughter of my parents, Booker T. and Margaret Gutter, who have been married for 52 years.  My father is a retired railroad worker and my mother a former probation and parole agent.  I have two siblings--my sister who is a doctor in Atlanta, GA  and my brother who is in education in Milwaukee, WI.  I grew up watching my family embrace diversity, advocate for justice, and make ethical decisions.    

Thankfully my parents taught my siblings and I to work hard, never quit, and believe in ourselves. After high school, I received a full academic scholarship and went on to graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Thereafter I received another full academic scholarship and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School. 

In 1996, I moved to Gwinnett County, Georgia where I began my career practicing both criminal and civil law.  I have represented individuals, large corporations, celebrities/entertainers, and have provided counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants.  I have served as a volunteer-unpaid attorney for Gwinnett Legal Aid and Gwinnett County Truancy Intervention Program.  And, as an attorney who was responsible for litigating multi-million-dollar cases throughout the state of Georgia, I have practiced law in approximately 100 of the 159 counties in Georgia.  Through my experience, I will bring an unbiased and impartial eye to the bench as your next Superior Court Judge of Gwinnett County, Georgia.

My respect for the integrity of the Gwinnett judicial system, and my even deeper respect for our Constitution makes me a great candidate for judge.  Additionally, as a proud wife, mother, and long-time Gwinnett County homeowner who has resided in Gwinnett for almost 24 years– I believe it is my life outside of the courtroom that makes me uniquely qualified for the bench.  As a foster parent and Servant Leader, I believe in integrity, the value of hard work, ethics, and fairness.  I want to ensure that my daughter and other children learn the value of faith, family, community, hard work, and self-respect; just like I did.

As your judge, I will work hard every single day to make you proud.  I will be a hard-working judge with integrity, a judge with ethics and fairness; and a judge who will uphold the Constitution of the United States.

Endorsements:

  • Arteen Afshar (Sugar Hill)
  • Sanford Bishop, U.S. House Representative, 2nd Congressional District
  • Gerard and Veta Blanding, Pastors of Hopewell Northeast Baptist Church (Grayson)
  • Ronald Lee Bowens, Pastor at Friendship Baptist Church (Duluth)
  • Angi Bransdorf (Lawrenceville)
  • James Bruin (Lawrenceville)
  • Regina Canty (Lawrenceville)
  • Dr. Jasmine Clark, Georgia House Rep., District 108
  • Scott and Bobbi Cromlish (Stone Mountain)
  • David “Big Dave” Cuffie (Loganville)
  • Jessie Curney III, Pastor of New Mercies Christian Church (Lilburn)
  • Garrison Douglas (Dacula)
  • Dr. Ronald D. Dunnigan, Pastor of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (Lawrenceville)
  • Steve Edwards, Mayor of Sugar Hill (Sugar Hill)
  • Mariela Gimenez (Lawrenceville)
  • Chris Hankins (Dacula)
  • Dr. Richard B. Haynes, Pastor of Salem Missionary Baptist Church (Lilburn)
  • Avery Headd, Pastor of Poplar Hill Baptist Church (Buford)
  • Chris Houston (Lawrenceville)
  • Lucretia Hughes, Talk Show Host
  • Hank Johnson, U.S. House Representative, 4th Congressional District
  • Rory Johnson, Sr. Executive Director of Boys & Girls Club (Lawrenceville)
  • LC Johnson (Peachtree Corners)
  • Victoria Jones, City Council Member of Lawrenceville
  • Gregg Kennard, Georgia House Rep., District 102
  • Janelle King, Panelist on the Georgia Gang
  • Vesna Kurspahic, Congressional Staffer (Lilburn)
  • Rajandra and Alexandra Lackhan (Loganville)
  • Dr. Kevin B. Lee, Pastor of Berean Christian Church (Snellville)
  • Thomas Livesey (the Promised Land, Snellville)
  • Daelen Lowry (Duluth)
  • Rey Martinez, Mayor of Loganville (Loganville)
  • Cheryle Renee Moses (Lawrenceville)
  • Edward Muldrow (Snellville)
  • Angela Murray (Auburn)
  • Craig Newton, Mayor of Norcross (Norcross)
  • Gabe Okoye (Lawrenceville)
  • Pat “Obiasaambal” Okpala (Loganville)
  • Alice O’Lenick (Dacula)
  • Rod Parham (Snellville)
  • Raj Patel (Duluth)
  • Kelly Ragin (Lilburn)
  • Pat and Judi Quigley (Peachtree Corners)
  • Marion Sailor, Pastor of Christ the King (Dacula)
  • Bishop William L. Sheals, Pastor of Hopewell Baptist Church (Norcross)
  • Peter and Steve Toggerson (Lawrenceville)
  • Louis and Jacqueline Tseng (Duluth)
  • Mychal H. Walker Sr. (Duluth)
  • Dennis Washington, Rev. at Poplar Hill Baptist Church (Buford)
  • Bishop D.A. Williams, Pastor of Salvation and Deliverance Church (Peachtree Corners)
  • Brian Whiteside, Solicitor General of Gwinnett County
  • Shelly Wynter, Talk Show Host