Meg Heap - District Attorney  


Sworn in as District Attorney in January 2013

Solo Practitioner December 2011 to December 2012

Attorney at Metts Law Firm August 2011 to December 2011
West Congress Street, Savannah, Georgia

Staff Attorney September 2010 to July 2011
Judge Penny Freesemann
Superior Court of Chatham County
Savannah, Georgia

Chief Assistant District Attorney January 2009 to August 2010
Eastern Judicial Circuit
District Attorney’s Office, Chatham County
Savannah, Georgia

Assistant District Attorney July 1995 to December 2008
Eastern Judicial Circuit
District Attorney’s Office, Chatham County
Savannah, Georgia

December 2005: Assigned to prosecute the abuse of the elderly and disabled adults. The position was the first elder abuse prosecutor in the State. Duties also included education for the community and law enforcement. Previously assigned to the Superior Court Division prosecuting felonies. From 1995 to 1997. Also assigned to the State Court Division prosecuting misdemeanors.

Assistant District Attorney June 1, 1992 to July 30, 1995
Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit
District Attorney's Office, Cherokee County
Canton, Georgia

Prosecuted felonies in the Superior and Juvenile Courts and handled civil condemnations. Offenses ranged from murder, child molestation, to burglaries, thefts and any other offense where the overall needs of the office dictated.

Volunteer Coordinator July 1986 to August 1989

Victim Advocate

Victim-Witness Assistance Program, Savannah, Georgia

Recruited and trained volunteers in Chatham County to work with victims of crime through our court system.

Volunteer coordinator of the year for Chatham County in 1988. Worked with victims of crime in coordination with DA’s Office.

Career Highlights

  • September 2005: Presenter at clergy training “Ministering to Vulnerable Populations: Child and Elder Abuse”
  • September of 2005: Presenter clergy training seminar called “Ministering to Vulnerable Populations: Child and Elder Abuse.”
  • December 2005: attended the National Triad Training Symposium in Tunica Mississippi.
  • March 2006: Presenter at the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center Area Agency on Aging: Issue: Elder Abuse (Richmond Hill, G.)
  • April 2006: Adult Protective Services Statewide Seminar - prosecuting elder abuse. Skilled to Build: Shaping and Enhancing Services to Protect Georgia’s Vulnerable Adults
  • April 2006: Presenter at the statewide Adult Protective Services Seminar
  • April 2006: Presenter at First Baptist Church “Classics”, group of seniors on the issue of elder abuse
  • May 2006: Presenter at a training sponsored by the Greater Savannah Coalition on Aging for professionals who work with elder or disabled adults.
  • May 2006: Presenter on elder abuse at Consumer College, a training symposium for elderly citizens.
  • May 2006: Greater Savannah Coalition on Aging: Adult abuse prosecution in Chatham County
  • May to June 2006: Presented training for law enforcement officers of Port Wentworth, Tybee Island and Savannah Chatham Metro PDs highlighting elder abuse law
  • June 2006: Training presenter for emergency room nurses for Memorial Medical Center- elder abuse warning signs, prevention and protection
  • September 2006: Presenter Smart Seniors at Candler Hospital - the issues of elder abuse
  • September 2006: Elder abuse to Georgia Recreation and Park Assoc.
  • October 2006 - Presenter at Tara Nursing Home - training of staff
  • October 2006: Presenter at Ga. Commission on Domestic Violence - best practices: redefining best practices through the survivor’s eyes
  • June 2007 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - Brunswick for the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center
  • August 2007: Statewide Ga. IAFN
  • Year of 2008: Presented a 2 hour block of instruction bi-weekly to officers with the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department
  • Spring 2008: Article on in Georgia Generations - Scams that target seniors
  • March 2008: Ludowici Police Department - training on elder abuse
  • April 2008: Elder Abuse Conference (Valdosta State University)
  • April 2008: Consumer College (SALT) elder abuse and exploitation
  • July 2008: Presenter for the Coalition on Aging
  • August 2008: Presenter at the Utah Municipal Prosecutors on the issues of elder abuse
  • August 2010: Collaborated with Department of Homeland Defense in drafting a curriculum for training law enforcement on Native American lands on the issue of domestic violence.
Member of
  • Greater Savannah Coalition of Aging
  • Elder Abuse Multi-disciplinary Team
  • Adult Services Advisory Council
  • S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together)
  • Senior Medicare Patrol Advisory Council
  • Advisory Council for the State Long-term Care Ombudsmen Program
  • Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center, Board of Directors

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