Welcome to Georgia Superior Courts

The Superior Courts of Georgia is a court of general jurisdiction handling both civil and criminal law actions. Superior Court Judges preside over cases involving misdemeanors, contract disputes, premises liability, and various other actions. In addition, the Superior Court has exclusive equity jurisdiction over all cases of divorce, title to land, and felonies involving jury trials, including death penalty cases.

Randy Rich sworn in as Superior Court Judge

Randy Rich swearing in_opt

On May 27, 2014, Gov. Nathan Deal administered the oath of office to Georgia’s newest Superior Court Judge Randy Rich of Gwinnett County. The vacancy was created by the resignation of Michael C. Clark, who retired to return to private practice. (more…)

Judge Cynthia Wright Recipient of 2014 Logan E. Bleckley Award

Judge Cynthia Wright

The Logan E. Bleckley Award for Judicial Excellence is conferred each year by the Litigation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association on one of the judges on the courts located in Metropolitan Atlanta in recognition years of public service as a member of the judiciary. The award is named for Logan E. Bleckley, Associate Justice from 1875 (more…)

Council of Superior Court Judges Welcomes Judge Mary Staley as New President


Superior Court Judge Mary E. Staley, from the Cobb Judicial Circuit, Marietta, became President of the Council of Superior Court Judges on May 1, 2014. Her term of office and those of Council President-Elect Judge Brenda S. Weaver, Appalachian Judicial Circuit, Jasper, and Secretary-Treasurer Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr., Alcovy Judicial Circuit, Covington, runs from May 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015. (more…)

Judge Suzanne Smith and Judge Verda Colvin Sworn In




Georgia’s two newest Superior Court Judges were sworn in at the State Capitol on April 16, 2014, by Governor Nathan Deal.

Judge Suzanne H. Smith of the Cherokee Judicial Circuit replaces Judge Shepherd Howell who recently retired. Judge Smith previously served as a judge of the Municipal (more…)