Appointments - April 2018

• On January 4, 2018, Gov. Nathan Deal administered the oath of office to:

Judge Clint Bearden, Superior Court, Northeastern Judicial Circuit, fills a vacancy created by a new judgeship created.

Judge Kathryn Powers, Superior Court, Clayton Judicial Circuit. Judge Powers, who previously served as State Court judge, fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Albert Collier.

Judge Shalonda Jones-Parker was sworn-in to replace Powers on the State Court bench.

January 4 swearing in 

 

• On January 9, 2018, Gov. Nathan Deal administered the oath of office to:

Judge T. Craig Earnest, Superior Court, Pataula Judicial Circuit, replaces Judge Thomas Baxley who retired in November 2017.

Judge John A. “Trea” Pipkin, Superior Court, Flint Judicial Circuit, fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Wade Crumbley.

Judge Howard Kaufold Jr, Superior Court, Oconee Judicial Circuit, succeeds Judge Frederick Mullis who retired at the end of 2017.  

January 9 swearing in 

 

• On February 7, 2018, Gov. Nathan Deal administered the oath of office to Judge Benjamin Land, Superior Court, Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit. Judge Land fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Frank Jordan.

 

• Judge Brian K. Fortner was sworn-in by Gov. Nathan Deal on March 14, 2018 as judge of the State Court of Douglas County. Judge Fortner served as District Attorney for the Douglas Judicial Circuit and as Solicitor-General for Douglas County prior to his appointment as judge. He succeeds retiring Judge Neal Dettmerring.

 

 

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