Affiliated Faculty, Department of Public Administration and Policy
Ted Baggett practices law with the firm of Pereira, Kirby, Kinsinger & Nguyen, LLP in Lawrenceville, Georgia, primarily representing municipal clients. Ted was recently named city attorney by the Mayor and City Council of Tucker in July of 2022. In addition, Ted assists the firm in representing other municipal clients, including Lawrenceville, Duluth, Sugar Hill, and Grayson, as well as numerous local authorities.
Ted graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1999 and received his undergraduate degree from Emory University in 1994. After brief stints as a law clerk in the Conasauga Circuit and as an Assistant District Attorney in the Northeastern Judicial Circuit, he began working for the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA). From 2000 to 2010, he served cities as both GMA Deputy General Counsel and as a lobbyist at the state capitol. After GMA, Ted spent twelve years at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia managing teams of public service faculty and staff that provided technical assistance to local governments, first as a unit manager, and then as an Associate Director.
Ted has a passion for public service and relishes the fact that cities have been at the center of his professional life for more than two decades.