Family Life

Raised in rural Valdosta, GA in a mixed socioeconomic community, Sonya developed a diverse view of the world. Her  late father served our country in Korea, and built a career a factory supervisor upon returning home. Sonya’s mother was a kindergarten teacher who later launched her own daycare business which she operated for 30 years. From a young age, their example taught her the value of a good education, of being involved in her community, perseverance and personal responsibility. She and her husband Eddie have been married 27 years.  Her son, Mark, is a graduate of Douglas County High School who later obtained a master’s degree in divinity from Mercer University. He is married and resides in Douglas County.  The Comptons have called Douglas County home for over twenty-two years.


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Career Success

Sonya graduated with a Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School. She is the managing attorney of the law firm of Sonya C. Compton, LLC located in Douglasville, Georgia where she specializes in general civil and criminal litigation handling matters ranging from appeals, personal injury, criminal, family and juvenile law.  Sonya has extensive trial experience.   She has experience practicing law in the State and Federal courts.  She has had over 100 trials and has mastered effective trial techniques that has made her a successful trial attorney.


Call to Service

Growing up, Sonya’s family instilled the values that helped her become the public servant she is today. Through hard work, education and a great investment of time, Sonya has become a leader in litigation and a valuable member of her community.

Hearing the call to serve, Sonya knew it was time to dedicate herself to a higher cause and become a public servant. Sonya describes it as a calling to do what was right.

Together with her family, the decision was made to take this journey to the next phase. It is through faith and a love for her county that Sonya Compton now moves ahead and asks for your support. This is not just Sonya’s journey, as we are with her. Together we can make a better tomorrow for our children, grandchildren and the future generations to come.