Appointments

alt• On November 26, 2012, Gov. Nathan Deal administered the oath of office to Judge Robert D. Leonard as judge of the superior court in the Cobb Judicial Circuit.  Judge Leonard has served on the State Court of Cobb County since his appointment by Gov. Sonny Perdue in December 2010.  Judge Leonard fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge George Kreeger in September.
 

• Gov. Deal appointed a number of senior judges on December 18, 2012.
Senior Judge of the Superior Court:
Judge K. Dawson Jackson
Judge Allen Keeble
Judge Frank C. Mills, III
Judge Sidney Nation
 
Senior Judge of the Courts of Georgia:
Judge Timothy A. Pape, Sr.
 
Senior Judge of the State Court:
Judge Brenda Cole
Judge Orion Douglass
Judge CJ Gober
Judge Robert W. Mock
 
Senior Judge of the Probate Court:
Judge D. Rodney Gibson
Judge Julia W. Lumpkin
Judge William J. Self, II
 
• On January 7, 2013, Judge George Hutchinson was sworn-in as judge of the Superior Court in the Gwinnett Judicial Circuit by Gov. Deal.  Judge Hutchinson served as the Chief Magistrate for Gwinnett County prior to his appointment. He fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Billy Ray to the Court of Appeals.
 
• Gov. Deal administered the oath of office to Judge C. Jean Bolin for the State Court of McIntosh County on January 7, 2013.  Judge Bolin fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Dale Jenkins.
 
• On January 9, 2013, Judge Wayne D. McLocklin was sworn-in as judge of the Superior Court of the Piedmont Judicial Circuit.  Judge McLocklin fills the new judgeship created by the Georgia General Assembly in 2012.
 
• Judge R. Michael Gailey was administered the oath of office by Gov. Deal on January 9, 2013, to fill the vacancy in the State Court of Putnam County created by the elevation of Judge Trent Brown to the Superior Court.  Judge Gailey previously served as Solicitor-General for Putnam County.
 
• Judge Philip Smith was sworn-in as judge of the Superior Court in the Bell-Forsyth Judicial Circuit by Gov. Nathan Deal on January 10, 2013.  Judge Smith, filling a new judgeship created in 2012, served as judge of the State Court of Forsyth County since his appointment in 2003.   Judge Leslie Abernathy Maddox was sworn-in as State Court Judge of Forsyth County at the same ceremony.
 
• Gov. Deal administered the oath of office to Judge Carla Wong McMillian as the newest member of the Court of Appeals of Georgia on January 24, 2013.  Judge McMillian was elevated from the State Court of Fayette County to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge A. Harris Adams on December 31, 2012.
 
• On February 15, 2013, several new members of the Georgia Commission on Family Violence were appointed by Gov. Deal:
Judge Juanita P. Stedman, Juvenile Court, Cobb Judicial Circuit
Judge Philip T. Raymond III, Superior Courts, Macon Judicial Circuit
Judge Amanda H. Mercier, Superior Courts, Appalachian Judicial Circuit
Joseph R. Johnson Jr, Solicitor-General of Ware County
 
• Gov. Deal administered the oath of office to Judge Henry R. Thompson, State Court of Cobb County, on February 18, 2013.  Judge Thompson fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Robert Leonard to the superior court bench.
 
• On February 21, 2013, four judges were appointed as Senior Judge of the Probate Court by Gov. Nathan Deal:
Judge Andrew Bennett
Judge Lillis Brown
Judge Linda K. Davis
Judge Sadie Voyles

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