Appointments

alt• On December 16, 2011, Gov. Nathan Deal appointed Judge Jon F. Helton (left) as a superior court judge for the Dublin Judicial Circuit. Judge Helton has served as a judge pro tem of the juvenile court of the Dublin Judicial Circuit and as a municipal judge for the City of McIntyre.

alt Judge Charles E. Auslander III (right) was sworn in by Gov. Deal as a state court judge for Clarke County on December 16, 2011. Judge Auslander previously served as a magistrate court judge for Clarke County and as a judge for the local DUI/Drug Court.

• On January 6, 2012, Gov. Nathan Deal appointed Judge Michael Boggs to the Court of Appeals of Georgia. Judge Boggs has served as a superior court judge for the Waycross Judicial Circuit. He was formerly a state representative and graduated from Mercer University’s School of Law.

Mr. Bert Poston was appointed the District Attorney for the Conasauga Judicial Circuit on February 9, 2012.

Judge Philip T. Raymond III was sworn in by Gov. Nathan Deal as a superior court judge for the Macon Judicial Circuit on February 23, 2012. Judge Raymond was a managing partner at Shaffer, Raymond and Dalton law firm.

Judge Adalberto Jose Jordan was appointed by President Barack Obama as an 11th Circuit Court of Appeals judge. Judge Jordan was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 15, 2012. Judge Jordan was previously a judge of the District Court in Miami.

 
• On March 8, 2012, Gov. Deal administered the oath of office to two new superior court judges:alt
  • Judge Timothy R. Walmsley (above, right) was sworn-in to the Eastern Judicial Circuit. Judge Walmsley previously sat as a part-time magistrate court judge in Chatham County and was a civil litigator with the Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn law firm. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Perry Brannen

alt• Judge Asha F. Jackson, (left) Superior Court, Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit, was sworn-in by Gov. Nathan Deal on March 13, 2012. Judge Jackson fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Michael E. Hancock. She was appointed to the Recorder’s Court of DeKalb County as a Pro Hac Judge in 2010 and served as partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP.

• Judge Franklin D. Rozier, Jr., State Court of Pierce County, was appointed to the Board of Juvenile Justice by Gov. Nathan Deal on March 16, 2012.

• Gov. Deal appointed Mr. Roger B. Lane Sr. as a superior court judge, Brunswick Judicial Circuit on March 29, 2012. Mr. Lane has served in the Georgia House of Representatives since 2004. His appointment will take effect upon swearing-in.

• Judge Robert C. McBurney was administered the oath of office by Gov. Nathan Deal on April 10, 2012, as a judge on the Superior Court bench in the  Atlanta Judicial Circuit. Judge McBurney fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Marvin Arrington.

• On April 12, 2012, Judge Michael T. Garrett was sworn-in by Gov. Nathan Deal as the newest jurist on the State Court of Clayton County.  Judge Garrett succeeds Judge Harold Benefield who retired in February.

Judge Jeffery Kight, Superior Court, Waycross Judicial Circuit, will be sworn-in on April 18, 2012 to fill the unexpired term of Judge Michael Boggs, recently appointed to the Court of Appeals of Georgia. Judge Kight currently serves as Solicitor-General of Coffee County.

Senior Judge Appointments
The following judges were appointed as Senior Judges of the Superior Court.
·      Judge Perry Brannen Jr., December 27, 2011
·      Judge Martha C. Christian, January 6, 2012
·      Judge Michael E. Hancock, February 13, 2012
·      Judge Robert B. Adams, February 13, 2012
 
·      Judge Karlton Van Banke  was appointed as a Senior Judge of the Courts of Georgia on January 6, 2012, by Gov. Deal.

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