Judge Viola Drew
“CLEO was of great assistance to me as I entered law school in pursuit of a legal career. The classes we took during the summer program gave me an advantage in understanding the way law school courses would be taught, and the financial assistance was invaluable during my law school years. I will always credit CLEO for giving me a jumpstart on my aspirations to become a lawyer. Thank you, CLEO!”
Judge Viola Drew is a graduate of Emory University Law School in Atlanta, GA. She was in the private practice of law with the law firm of Arrington, Patterson and Thomas for a period of time. She also worked for many years as a Senior Assistant General Counsel with the State Bar of Georgia where she handled lawyer disciplinary cases and represented the Bar in actions in state and federal court. She became an administrative law judge with the State Board of Workers’ Compensation in 1992, and she has served as Chief Judge, as a Director of the Board, and as Interim Executive Director during her 22 year tenure with the Board. She is currently serving as an administrative law judge hearing workers’ compensation cases in Atlanta, GA.