Deal appoints three to Supreme Court of Georgia

November 9, 2016

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced the appointment of the Honorable Michael Boggs, the Honorable Britt Grant and the Honorable Nels S. D. Peterson as justices of the Supreme Court of Georgia. Boggs will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Hugh Thompson. Grant and Peterson will fill new seats created by the passage of House Bill 927 during the 2016 session of the Georgia General Assembly. The appointments will take effect Jan. 1, 2017. 

Michael Boggs
Boggs currently serves as a judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals. He was previously a superior court judge in the Waycross Judicial Circuit. Boggs earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern University and a law degree from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He and his wife, Heather, reside in Blackshear.

Britt Grant
Grant serves as the solicitor general in the office of the Georgia Attorney General. She previously served as counsel for legal policy in the Georgia Attorney General’s office and worked as an associate attorney in the firm of Kirkland and Ellis in Washington, D.C. Grant earned a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and a law degree from Stanford Law School. She and her husband, Justin, have three children and reside in Atlanta.

Nels S. D. Peterson
Peterson currently serves as a judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals. He was Georgia’s first solicitor general, a position created in 2012. Peterson earned a bachelor’s degree from Kennesaw State University and a law degree from Harvard Law School. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two children and reside in Marietta.