Transitions - December 2017

• Judge Thomas Baxley, Superior Courts, Pataula Judicial Circuit, retired on November 1, 2017. Judge Baxley was appointed in 2014, prior to which he had served as judge of the State Court of Early County.


Sandy Lee, Executive Director, Council of Superior Court Judges, retired on December 1, 2017.


• Several judges will retire on December 31, 2017 including:

Judge Frank Jordan, Superior Courts, Chattahoochee Juicial Circuit;


Judge David Roper, Superior Courts, Augusta Judicial Circuit, retired on February 5, 2017.  Judge Roper was elected in 2006 to the superior court bench. He was recently appointed senior judge.

Judge Jeryl Rosh, Probate Court of DeKalb County, retired on March 1, 2017. Judge Rosh had served as Judge of the Probate Court since 2003, prior to which she served as law clerk.


• Judge Leslie Spornberger Jones resigned as Judge of the Municipal Court of Athens-Clarke County on November 30, 2016.


• On December 31, 2016, the following judges are set to retire

Supreme Court

Chief Justice Hugh P. Thompson


Superior Court

Judge Carson Dane Perkins, Sr., Alapaha Circuit

Judge Jerry W. Baxter, Atlanta Circuit


• Judge Jack E. Carney, State Court of Bryan County, retired on May 31, 2016, after 23 years on the bench.  Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed him as senior judge.


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