Jeffrey Thorpe

Judicial Services Data Manager

Jeffrey Thorpe is the Judicial Services Data Manager for the Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts. He manages the Office of Research and Data Analysis (ORDA) staff while supporting the Standing Committee on Judicial Workload Assessment (JWAC). He guides the processes that determine statewide judgeships and circuit boundary requests, oversees the Alternative Dispute Resolution program’s reporting process, serves as the International Liaison for the office, and provides subject matter training to all Georgia trial courts clerks and judges.

Before joining the AOC in 2016, Mr. Thorpe worked in the private sector for a transportation spend management company as a general ledger coder working for national and international corporations like Alcon, WAI Global, and Starbucks North America. Mr. Thorpe holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and a bachelor’s in Political Science and International Studies from Georgia Southern University. He is a member of the Georgia Council of Court Administrators.

Matthew Bishop is a Research Analyst for the Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts. He serves as the lead analyst for accountability court data and supports the annual trial court caseload collection project. He supports the Standing Committee on Judicial Workload Assessment (JWAC) and various councils and subcommittees throughout the judiciary.

Before joining the AOC in 2017, Mr. Bishop spent four years teaching secondary Mathematics. Mr. Bishop holds a master’s degree in Economics from Georgia State University and is a Georgia Council of Court Administrators member.

Matthew Bishop

Research Analyst II

Matthew Bishop

Research Analyst II
Juvenile, Accountability, & Municipal Courts

Matthew Bishop is a Research Analyst for the Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts. He serves as the lead analyst for accountability court data and supports the annual trial court caseload collection project. He supports the Standing Committee on Judicial Workload Assessment (JWAC) and various councils and subcommittees throughout the judiciary.

Before joining the AOC in 2017, Mr. Bishop spent four years teaching secondary Mathematics. Mr. Bishop holds a master’s degree in Economics from Georgia State University and is a Georgia Council of Court Administrators member.

Amber Parker

Research Support Specialist

Amber Parker is a Research Support Specialist for the Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts. She is primarily responsible for supporting the annual caseload collection project and assisting the Council of Accountability Court Judges staff. In addition to her primary responsibilities, Mrs. Parker also provides administrative support to the Office of Research and Data Analysis and general research assistance to the AOC-supported entities.

Before joining the AOC in 2017, Mrs. Parker worked as a Medicaid Eligibility Specialist for the Department of Community Health. She holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Ashford University and is a Georgia Council of Court Administrators member.

Amber Parker

Research Support Specialist

Amber Parker is a Research Support Specialist for the Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts. She is primarily responsible for supporting the annual caseload collection project and assisting the Council of Accountability Court Judges staff. In addition to her primary responsibilities, Mrs. Parker also provides administrative support to the Office of Research and Data Analysis and general research assistance to the AOC-supported entities.

Before joining the AOC in 2017, Mrs. Parker worked as a Medicaid Eligibility Specialist for the Department of Community Health. She holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Ashford University and is a Georgia Council of Court Administrators member.