Atlanta, GA – In a joint hearing today, the Georgia House and Senate Judiciary Committees unanimously confirmed Walt Davis to serve as the first Statewide Business Court Judge. On July 1, 2019, Governor Brian P. Kemp nominated Davis to lead the new court, created through passage of a 2018 constitutional amendment and codified through legislation earlier this year.
"I commend the leadership of House Judiciary Chairman Barry Fleming, Senate Judiciary Chairman Jesse Stone, and committee members for their unanimous, bipartisan support of Walt Davis as the first Statewide Business Court Judge," stated Governor Kemp. "Moving forward, Walt has significant - and challenging - work ahead to establish and lead this new court, but we all agree that he is the right man for the job."
"I am deeply grateful to Governor Kemp for this opportunity, and I want to thank the House and Senate Judiciary Committees for their unanimous support," stated Walt Davis. "It is an honor to make history as the first Statewide Business Court Judge, and I look forward to serving the citizens of our great state with integrity and humility."