Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced two appointments to the newly created State Court of Barrow County. The State Court of Barrow County was created by the passage of House Bill 1157 (Act 347) during the 2020 Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly. The term for this new judgeship will begin January 1, 2021, and will end January 1, 2023.

Robert M. Gardner, Jr. was appointed by Governor Kemp to serve as Judge of the Barrow County State Court. Robert is the owner of Gardner Law Firm, where he has represented individuals and businesses in the Northeast Georgia and Metro Atlanta areas. Before starting Gardner Law Firm, Robert was partner at Hicks, Massey and Gardner, LLP, for 18 years. Robert attended Florida State University and Piedmont College, earning his Bachelors of Arts in Humanities in 1991 and Business Administration/Accounting in 1993. Robert received his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1996. Robert lives in Winder with his wife Nina. They have five children.

Kyle William Sharry was appointed by Governor Kemp to serve as Solicitor General of the Barrow County State Court. Kyle is a partner at Massey & Sharry, LLP, where he serves as a litigator for clients in Barrow, Jackson, and Banks Counties. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Georgia in 2011, and graduated from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law in 2014.


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