Transitions September/October 2018

Chief Judge Michael L. Murphy of the Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit submitted his letter of resignation on September, 28, 2018; accepted by Governor Deal on October 3rd, effective November 1st. 

Judge Doris L. Downs of the Atlanta Judicial Circuit submitted her letter of resignation on September 11, 2018. Governor Deal accepted Judge Downs’ resignation on September 25, 2018, effective October 31, 2018. Judge Downs was appointed as a Senior Judge of the Superior Courts of Georgia on October 31, 2018. 

Transitions - September 2018

Transitions - August 2018

Judge Alford Dempsey• Judge Alford Dempsey, Jr, Superior Court, Atlanta Judicial Circuit, retired on June 1, 2018. Judge Dempsey was appointed by Gov. Zell Miller in 1995; he assumed senior status upon his retirement.

Transitions - April 2018

• Judge Elizabeth Branch was confirmed by the US Senate to a post of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals on February 27, 2018.  Judge Branch was appointed to the Court of Appeals of Georgia in 2012.


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