Deal appoints two to Georgia Court of Appeals

November 9, 2016

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced the appointment of Sen. Charlie Bethel and the Honorable Tilman E. “Tripp” Self III to the Georgia Court of Appeals. Bethel and Self will fill the vacancies created by the appointments of the Honorable Michael Boggs and the Honorable Nels D. Peterson to the Supreme Court of Georgia. The appointments will take effect Jan. 1, 2017. 
 
Sen. Charlie Bethel
Bethel is the owner of Bethel Resolutions, a dispute resolution service. He currently serves as a state senator for the 54th District in the Georgia General Assembly. Bethel earned a bachelor’s degree from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia and a law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. He and his wife, Lynsey, have three children and reside in Dalton.
 
Tilman E. “Tripp” Self III
Self serves as the chief judge of the superior court of the Macon Judicial Circuit. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. Self earned a bachelor’s degree from The Citadel and a law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. He and his wife, Amy, have four children and reside in Macon.