Jean Goetz Mangan

Staff Attorney, Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic

B.A., University of Georgia
J.D., University of Georgia


Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic

Biographical Information: 

Jean Goetz Mangan is the staff attorney for the Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation (CEASE) Clinic at the University of Georgia School of Law. In this role, she supervises both law and social work students as the clinic – the first of its kind in the nation – continues its mission of representing and advocating for survivors of childhood sexual abuse in civil litigation and juvenile court dependency proceedings.

Before joining the law school as staff attorney, Mangan served as an assistant district attorney for both the Ocmulgee and Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Offices, where she represented the state of Georgia in felony and misdemeanor trials and plea arrangements, motions and other criminal matters. While with the Northern Circuit, Mangan was honored as the 2013 Northern Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney of the Year. She also previously held the position of public service fellow for Judge Thomas L. Hodges III of the Northern Judicial Circuit.

Additionally, Mangan worked for a couple of civil litigation firms assisting in research on civil litigation topics and trial preparation.   

Mangan earned her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude with honors and her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia. While in law school, she was a judicial extern to Judge Hodges.