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.

Judge Suzanne Smith and Judge Verda Colvin Sworn In
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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…)

Judges Receive Prestigious Emory Findley Award
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At its 2014 annual meeting in Athens, Georgia, the Council of Superior Court Judges presented the third annual Emory Findley Award for Outstanding Judicial Service to the Honorable Cynthia D. Wright and the Honorable John D. Allen. This honor recognizes Superior Court Judges who exhibit outstanding judicial leadership and service.

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Governor Deal Swears in Superior Court Judges
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Photos Courtesy of Derrick Bryant

On January 7, 2014, Gov. Nathan Deal officially swore in two new Superior Court judges: Ron Mullins, partner at Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford, P.C., and Maureen Gottfried, who has served as state court judge until this appointment. Judge Mullins and Judge Gottfried will serve the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit, which includes Muscogee, Harris, Chattahoochee, Marion, Taylor and Talbot counties.
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Judge John D. Allen Retires
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Judge John Allen - photo by Ledger Enquirer
Judge John D. Allen – photo by  The Ledger Enquirer

After nearly twenty five years of service, Chattahoochee Circuit Judge John D. Allen has retired from the bench. Judge Allen was honored by many of his peers and community members
at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. For more pictures and information, check out the following articles:
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