Justice Britt C. Grant was appointed to the Supreme Court of Georgia on January 1, 2017 by Governor Nathan Deal. She previously served as Solicitor General for the State of Georgia in the Office of the Georgia Attorney General from 2015-2017, a position that she held under Attorney General Sam Olens and Attorney General Chris Carr.
Justice Grant was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Fulton County. She graduated from the Westminster Schools in Atlanta and Wake Forest University in North Carolina, where she attended as an Honor Scholar and received her Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude in English and Politics.
After graduating, Justice Grant worked in the Washington, D.C. office of then-Congressman Nathan Deal. Shortly before September 11, 2001, she began serving in the White House under President George W. Bush. She held several domestic policy roles in the Administration, including in the Domestic Policy Council and the Office of Cabinet Affairs. Her husband, Justin G. Grant, served in the Central Intelligence Agency.
Justice Grant attended Stanford Law School, where she served as President of the Stanford Federalist Society, co-Founder and co-President of the Stanford National Security and the Law Society, and managing editor of the Stanford Journal of International Law. Justice Grant graduated from Stanford Law School “with distinction.”
Following her graduation from law school, Justice Grant served as a law clerk to the Honorable Brett M. Kavanaugh of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She then practiced at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Washington, D.C., where she represented clients in commercial litigation before state courts, federal district courts, federal circuit courts and the United States Supreme Court in matters including products liability, antitrust, class-action defense, contracts, defamation, multi-district litigation, and constitutional law.
In 2012, Justice Grant and her family returned home to Georgia where she began service in the Office of the Georgia Attorney General as Counsel for Legal Policy. She was appointed Solicitor General in January of 2015, making her the chief appellate lawyer for the State of Georgia and the primary constitutional law advisor to the Attorney General. She represented the State in water litigation and other cases before the United States Supreme Court, and in a range of other appellate matters before the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the federal Courts of Appeals.
Justice Grant has been active in a number of professional and legal policy organizations. She is a member of the American Law Institute and of the Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of Court, as well as the Emory University Board of Visitors. She serves on the Federalism & Separation of Powers Executive Committee of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, and as a member of the Executive Board of the Atlanta Chapter of the Society. She is also a member of the State Bar of Georgia, and of the Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar. Justice Grant currently resides in Atlanta with her husband and their three children.