Marvin Arrington, Jr. Esq., serves Fulton County as Commissioner of its new District 5, which encompasses unincorporated Fulton County, East Point, East Atlanta and small parts of Union City and College Park. As Commissioner, Mr. Arrington serves as Executive Sponsor for Arts & Culture and Public Safety for all of Fulton County. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Arrington is a renowned “Super” lawyer with over 15 years of litigation and judicial process. The son of Marvin Arrington, Sr., retired Fulton County Superior Court Justice, and Marilyn Arrington, a retired educator; Mr. Arrington adheres to a strong creed of community service and empowerment.
Over the past decade, Mr. Arrington has created opportunities to provide education, entertainment, and empowerment to Georgia communities through his various entrepreneurial enterprises and civic initiatives. Mr. Arrington is a partner at the law practices of Arrington & Phillips, LLP and principal at Arrington Law, where he unites businesses, nonprofits, and individuals to solve problems and get results.
During his short tenure at Fulton County, Commissioner Arrington was selected to be an Executive Sponsor of Safety and was as Arts, Recreation, & Culture. In both roles as Executive Sponsors, Commissioner Arrington uses his legal and entertainment background to help craft policies and initiatives for the betterment of Fulton County and its residents.
A member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Commissioner Arrington serves on the Board of Directors for McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority, Atlanta Fulton Recreation Authority (Vice Chair), The Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, and Regency Oaks Home Owners Association. He is also a member of Georgia Association of Black County Officials (GABCO), National Organization of Black County Officials (NOBCO), Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG), and National Association of Counties (NACo), where he serves on the Justice and Public Safety Committee and Arts and Culture Commission.
Marvin was raised in southwest Atlanta and is a graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. After graduating high school, Marvin matriculated at the University of Virginia (UVA) in Charlottesville, VA where he earned a degree in Economics. After UVA, Marvin earned his Juris Doctorate at Emory Law School, where he served as Chief Justice of the Honor Court. A resident of Unincorporated Fulton County, Marvin is married to Kristen, a graduate of Spelman College and both are the proud parents of four daughters.