GALEO Board Member
Honorable Judge Antonio DelCampo
While Judge DelCampo is a native of Lima, Peru, he came to Atlanta, Georgia in July of 1979. After graduating from Chamblee High School in Atlanta, he attended Emory University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and Latin American Literature. He later obtained his law degree from Georgia State University College of Law, where he served as Associate Editor in the GSU Law Review.
Prior to joining Nix, DelCampo, Thornton & Graddock, Judge DelCampo worked for the law firm of Grant, Leatherwood & Stern, in Greenville, South Carolina, where his practice focused on defending manufacturers in lawsuits alleging product defects, and defending corporations and insurance companies in civil lawsuits. In 1998, he returned to Atlanta, Georgia, where he joined the firm of Nix, DelCampo, Thornton & Graddock. His practice was devoted primarily to representing people in civil litigation involving medical malpractice, products liability, premises liability and other serious accidents.
Judge DelCampo is the immediate past President of the Georgia Hispanic Bar Association. In addition he served as the Regional President for the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). While Regional President of the HNBA, Judge DelCampo brought the 30th Anniversary HNBA Convention to Atlanta, serving as the original Chair of the convention. In 2002, Judge DelCampo was elected Vice-President of the Judicial Council of the HNBA.
While practicing law, Judge DelCampo served as an editor of The Verdict, a publication of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. He has been a panelist and a presenter at Continuing Legal Education seminars where he has spoken on issues relating to litigation. Judge DelCampo is a current member of the American Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, the Georgia Hispanic Bar Association, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the DeKalb Bar Association and the Atlanta Bar Association. He is a member in good standing of the Bars of Georgia and South Carolina. Recently, he participated in the Multi Bar Leadership Forum, of which he is currently a member. Prior to becoming a State Court Judge, he was named as the 2000 Lawyer of the Year by “La Vision de Georgia”, a local newspaper. In 2002, Georgia Trend Magazine named Judge DelCampo to its list of the “40 Under 40", a list of the 40 most influential individuals in Georgia under 40 years of age.
Judge DelCampo’s commitment to his community is evident in the numerous activities in which he has been involved. While in South Carolina, he was appointed to the Greenville Human Relations Commission, and served on a special taskforce to investigate conditions at the Greenville County Detention Center. He was also the President of the South Carolina Hispanic Coalition, an organization that was devoted to addressing the concerns of the Hispanic community.
Judge DelCampo has been a regular contributor to newspapers geared to assist the growing Hispanic population of the upstate of South Carolina and Georgia, and has been featured in several print mediums for his results in civil litigation while he was a practicing attorney. He is a frequent speaker to community groups, and teaches “Torts and the Civil Justice System” at the Latino Law School Program sponsored by the Georgia Supreme Court Commission on Equality and the Georgia Hispanic Bar Association. He also had a one-hour radio program in Spanish speaking radio station dedicated to informing and educating the Georgia Hispanic community about their legal rights and our legal system. The Honorable Roy E. Barnes, Governor or the State of Georgia, appointed Judge DelCampo to the Georgia Commission on Hispanic Affairs, which will serve as the advisory body to the Governor on matters relating to the Hispanic community of Georgia. Governor Barnes appointed Judge DelCampo to serve as a Judge for the State Court of DeKalb County and he is currently running for an unopposed re-election.