Tanjuatco moves from the tennis court to the courtroom

Published 7:13 pm Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Former Bainbridge High School Bearcats state tennis champion Erman Tanjuatco, son of Dr. Manuel and Linda Tanjuatcoo of Bainbridge, has been named the top prosecutor in Georgia’s District 2.

He received the honor during the July 19 through July 23 District Attorneys Association of Georgia’s annual conference at Jekyll Island.

Tanuatco, who is a 1987 graduate of Bainbridge High School and earned his law degree from Emory University, has been an attorney for about 20 years. He and Dr. Mallory McRae of Bainbridge won the state high school tennis doubles championship at Bainbridge High School.

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His boss, Clayton County district attorney Tracy Graham Lawson, who praised him for his leadership, nominated him for the top prosecutors award. His fellow assistant district attorneys joined in the nomination.

Tanjuatco told the Clayton News Daily that he was pleased and surprised, but most of all humbled to receive the award. He told the paper that there are so many district attorneys he knows throughout the state who are also deserving of the title.

Tanjuatco further told the paper that that he is quiet a team player and is proud of the work done by the entire office on behalf of crime victims in Clayton County. He heads a staff of 21 prosecutors under Lawson. Tanjuatco previously worked under current Decatur County attorney and former district attorney Brown Moseley.