Judicial Portraits Unveiled

Over the past few months, several judicial officers have been recognized for their outstanding work in the judicial field including Judge Pat Hardaway, Presiding Judge Herbert E. Phipps and Presiding Judge Charles B. Mikell of the Court of Appeals, and Judge Dorothy Robinson, Superior Court, Cobb County.
On July 18, 2012, a portrait was unveiled to honor the memory of Judge Pat Hardaway who served as Probate Judge in Columbia County for 30 years until her death in July 2011.  She was very active with the Council of Probate Court Judges and with the County Officers Association.  She was seen as the judge who cared and would go the extra needed to help people.


A portrait of Presiding Judge Herbert E. Phipps, Court of Appeals of Georgia, was unveiled on July 23, 2012 at the Dougherty County Justice Center.  Judge Phipps served on Dougherty County’s magistrate, juvenile, and state courts prior to his 1995 appointment by Gov. Zell Miller as the first African-American superior court judge in the Dougherty Judicial Circuit.  In 1999, Gov. Roy Barnes appointed Judge Phipps to the Court of Appeals. 

Photo from albanyherald.com

Presiding Charles B. Mikell, Court of Appeals of Georgia, was presented with a portrait on August 2, 2012, to commemorate his term as the Court’s Chief Judge from November 2011 to January 2012.  The portrait now hangs in the Court of Appeals Courtroom.


altJudge Dorothy Robinson, Superior Court, Cobb County, was presented a portrait to commemorate her 40-year judicial career in Cobb County on October 4, 2012.   First appointed in 1972 to the State Court of Cobb County by Gov. Jimmy Carter, Judge Robinson was elected to the superior court bench in 1980.  Judge Robinson will retire on December 31, 2012. (Photo from mdjonline.com)


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