Aimee Maxwell

Aimee Maxwell

Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney - Conviction and Integrity Unit
Aimee Maxwell is an attorney with almost 40 years of criminal law experience and is one of the country’s leading experts in investigating and litigating post-conviction innocence claims. Aimee received her J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law, her Masters of Education from Georgia State University and her Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Georgia. As the founding Executive Director of the Georgia Innocence Project, Aimee has litigated innocence claims throughout Georgia. She joined the Fulton County District Attorney’s office in 2019 as the director of the Conviction Integrity Unit. Aimee is honored to join District Attorney Fani Willis’ administration where she seeks to use her experience, commitment and passion to serve our citizens by ensuring the integrity of the justice system in Fulton County.

Aimee has significant experience handling complex felony criminal cases. In addition to her innocence work, Aimee was a criminal defense lawyer, first in private practice then with the State at the Georgia Indigent Defense Council. She also worked with a labor union representing government employees, including law enforcement officers in Atlanta and Fulton County. Recently, Aimee worked with the Judicial Council of Georgia’s Administrative Office of the Courts to promote the integrity of the judicial branch and to improve justice in Georgia. Aimee is active in many bar associations including the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys and the State Bar of Georgia’s High School Mock Trial Committee. She previously served as a Past-President of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer and as a former Board Member of the Innocence Network. Aimee currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She is the recipient of the Ben F. Johnson Public Service Award from Georgia State College of Law, the Commitment to the Profession from the Younger Lawyers Section of the Georgia Bar, the Inspiration Award from Emory Law, and the SOAR Award from GSU Law.