All parties who come to our courts deserve to be treated with courtesy, fairness and as equals under the law. The range of Audrey’s experience is invaluable, even critical, to her ability to do so. Having stood in the shoes of parties on both sides of disputes, she has the perspective and insight to interpret and apply established law to the facts to determine the correct resolution, rather than rationalize a predetermined outcome.
Desire to Serve and Promote Trust
With a strong desire to serve, Audrey recognizes and welcomes the weight of responsibility this statewide position brings. She is committed to maintaining objectivity in Georgia’s judicial system and to promote trust in the community that all residents will be treated with impartiality in our courts. She also understands first-hand the need to provide clarity and guidance to practicing attorneys.
The motto of the Court of Appeals of Georgia is engraved into the wall of the courtroom. The message is a powerful reminder of the commitment that our judges make to Georgia residents every day and with every decision:
“Upon the integrity, wisdom, and independence of the judiciary depend the sacred rights of free men and women.”
Serving the Community
Audrey has always enjoyed serving her community in various ways. She currently volunteers significant time to the Atlanta Urban Debate League which is an empowering program offering educational programming and opportunities to diverse students. Audrey finds it tremendously rewarding to play a role in teaching students basic advocacy strategies, critical thinking, and the communication skills that will serve them throughout their lives. She similarly participated in the trial tactics program during law school, which had the same goals in mind, holding mock trial exercises with local public high school students.
Audrey has also engaged in programming geared toward mentoring elementary aged children in high-risk communities and has volunteered to be a contact for patients and caregivers in need of support as they deal with the daily challenges of living with cancer. Audrey has also enjoyed volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, Trees Atlanta and the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.
Married to fellow attorney Cary Ichter, Audrey has a twelve-year old son, Max, who attends Atlanta public schools. They don’t have a dog, but Max has them looking.