April 2012


• Judge Amanda F. Williams, Superior Court, Brunswick Judicial Circuit, resigned effective January 2, 2012.

• Judge Harold G. Benefield, State Court of Clayton County, retired on February 1, 2012. He was appointed by Gov. Deal as a senior judge of the state court on February 13, 2012.

• On February 15, 2012, Judge Marvin S. Arrington Sr. retired from the Superior Court, Atlanta Judicial Circuit. Judge Arrington was appointed by Gov. Roy Barnes on January 22, 2002.


Courts Directory Corrections

Please note the following corrections to the 2011-2012 Georgia Courts Directory:
Delete: Judge JD Smith
Add: Judge Michael P. Boggs
47 Trinity Avenue, Suite 501
Atlanta, GA 30334
404-656-3453/F 657-0399
Atlanta Circuit
Add: Judge Robert C. McBurney
T5755 Justice Center Tower
185 Central Avenue, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303



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• On January 5, 2012, Judge Daphne Walker,(right) Chief Magistrate, Clayton County, was honored with the Trumpet High Tea with High Heels award. This award by the Trumpet Foundation honors women who have broken barriers in their area of expertise.



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