Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his selection of Tommy J. Smith to fill a vacancy on the Superior Court of the Middle Judicial Circuit. Smith will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Kathy Palmer.

"I am confident that Tommy will serve Georgians well on the Middle Judicial Circuit," said Governor Kemp. "He has the right background, expertise, and temperament for this role, and I know he will lead by example and excel on the bench."

Tommy J. Smith earned his bachelor's degree from Georgia Southern University and law degree from the University of Georgia. He has served as a law clerk, attorney, municipal court judge, solicitor general, and state court judge. Smith is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the American Bar Association. He and his family reside in Lyons.

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