About Tunde

About Judge Tunde

Tunde Akinyele is a respected attorney, advocate and jurist in DeKalb County. He has resided in DeKalb County for nearly two decades. Tunde is running for Superior Court Judge because he is passionate about working in the court system to reduce recidivism, especially among our youth. Tunde is also committed to supporting adequate alternative solutions that can better prepare those who have paid their debt to society to re-enter the community successfully. Tunde will be a judge that is respectful and fair.

Qualified To Serve

Tunde is the Chief Municipal Court Judge in the City of Lithonia. He is also a Designated Judge in DeKalb County State Court, where he presides over criminal and civil trials. He has also served as a judge in the City of Chamblee and a hearing officer in the City of Clarkston. He served 10 years as an Assistant District Attorney in DeKalb County, and prior to that was an Assistant Solicitor-General. Tunde is also the owner of a private practice law firm in Decatur. He is a graduate of Georgia State University College of Law, Mercer University Stetson School of Business and Economics, and the University of South Carolina. Tunde is fluent in Spanish and has a working knowledge of French.

Involved in Our Community

  • Board Member DeKalb Bar Association 2009 to 2012
  • Member of Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA)
  • Member of the DeKalb NAACP
  • Member of the Gate City Bar Association-Judicial Section
  • Board Member DeKalb Lawyers Association 2008 to 2010
  • Past Member of the 100 Black Men of DeKalb County
  • Board Member of the Scottdale Early Learning Center 2009 to 2017
  • 2015 Board Liaison, Council of Municipal Court Judges
  • Vice President of the Battlecrest Homeowners Association
  • Career Day speaker at DeKalb County Schools
  • Guest speaker at the Decatur High School NAACP
  • Participant judge on high school and college mock trial competitions
  • Guest speaker at the United States District Court naturalization ceremony