Gov. Kemp Appoints Judicial Nominating Commission

February 7, 2019

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced twenty-five (25) appointments to the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC), which makes recommendations to the Governor to fill vacancies in state, superior, and appellate courts in Georgia. Mark Middleton, Vincent Russo, and Shannon Wallace will serve as Co-Chairs of the Commission, with Russo serving as Administrative Co-Chair.

"As governor, I am honored to appoint this impressive coalition of attorneys to the Judicial Nominating Commission. Together, we will work tirelessly to ensure that members of the state's judiciary branch represent our values and serve with integrity and humility," stated Governor Kemp. "I thank each of these distinguished individuals for accepting this call to service on behalf of hardworking Georgians across our state."

Co-Chairs:

Mark Middleton - Atlanta, GA - Counsel, Gilbert, Harrell, Sumerford & Martin, P.C.

Vincent Russo - Atlanta, GA - Partner, The Robbins Firm

Shannon Wallace - Canton, GA - District Attorney, Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit

Members:

Neera Bahl - Atlanta, GA - Attorney at Law, One Path Legal

Beth Beskin - Atlanta, GA - Attorney at Law, Elizabeth A. Beskin, P.C.

Michael Boggs - Atlanta, GA - Justice, Georgia Supreme Court

Derek Bottoms - Atlanta, GA - Vice President, The Home Depot

Lance Cooper - Marietta, GA - Partner, The Cooper Firm

Meg Heap - Savannah, GA - District Attorney, Eastern Judicial Circuit

Robert Highsmith - Atlanta, GA - Partner, Holland & Knight

Drew Hill - Athens, GA - Shareholder, Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C.

Anne Kaufold-Wiggins - Vidalia, GA - Partner, Balch & Bingham LLP

Shawn E. LaGrua - Atlanta, GA - Judge, Fulton County Superior Court

Anh Le - Decatur, GA - Director of Operations & Business Development, King Commercial Properties, Inc.

Quentin Marlin - Savannah, GA - Partner, Ellis, Painter, Ratterree & Adams LLP

John Mroczko - Cartersville, GA - Attorney at Law, John T. Mroczko, P.C.

Brooke Newby - Perry, GA - Managing Partner, Walker Hulbert Gray & Moore, LLP

Natalie Paine - Augusta, GA - District Attorney, Augusta Judicial Circuit

Darrell Sutton - Marietta, GA - Partner, Sutton Law Group

Mack Taylor - Evans, GA - Attorney at Law, Mack Taylor Law

Trey Taylor - Dublin, GA - Attorney at Law, Taylor Law, LLC

Ryan Teague - Atlanta, GA - Attorney at Law, The Robbins Firm

Frank Turner, Jr. - Covington, GA - Attorney at Law, Greer, Stansfield & Turner, LLP

Josh Waters - Perry, GA - Associate Attorney, Walker Hulbert Gray & Moore, LLP

Kathleen Wilkinson - Atlanta, GA - Attorney at Law, Hall Booth Smith, P.C.

Contact Information: 
Cody Hall, Press Secretary - cody.hall@georgia.gov