Governor Brian P. Kemp has announced twenty-five (25) appointments to the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC), which makes recommendations to the Governor to fill vacancies in state, superior, and appellate courts in Georgia. Mark Middleton, Vincent Russo, and Shannon Wallace will serve as Co-Chairs of the Commission, with Russo serving as Administrative Co-Chair.
“As governor, I am honored to appoint this impressive coalition of attorneys to the Judicial Nominating Commission. Together, we will work tirelessly to ensure that members of the state’s judiciary branch represent our values and serve with integrity and humility,” stated Governor Kemp. “I thank each of these distinguished individuals for accepting this call to service on behalf of hardworking Georgians across our state.”
Mark Middleton – Atlanta, GA – Counsel, Gilbert, Harrell, Sumerford & Martin, P.C.
Vincent Russo – Atlanta, GA – Partner, The Robbins Firm
Shannon Wallace – Canton, GA – District Attorney, Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit
Neera Bahl – Atlanta, GA – Attorney at Law, One Path Legal
Beth Beskin – Atlanta, GA – Attorney at Law, Elizabeth A. Beskin, P.C.
Michael Boggs – Atlanta, GA – Justice, Georgia Supreme Court
Derek Bottoms – Atlanta, GA – Vice President, The Home Depot
Lance Cooper – Marietta, GA – Partner, The Cooper Firm
Meg Heap – Savannah, GA – District Attorney, Eastern Judicial Circuit
Robert Highsmith – Atlanta, GA – Partner, Holland & Knight
Drew Hill – Athens, GA – Shareholder, Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C.
Anne Kaufold-Wiggins – Vidalia, GA – Partner, Balch & Bingham LLP
Shawn E. LaGrua – Atlanta, GA – Judge, Fulton County Superior Court
Anh Le – Decatur, GA – Director of Operations & Business Development, King Commercial Properties, Inc.
Quentin Marlin – Savannah, GA – Partner, Ellis, Painter, Ratterree & Adams LLP
John Mroczko – Cartersville, GA – Attorney at Law, John T. Mroczko, P.C.
Brooke Newby – Perry, GA – Managing Partner, Walker Hulbert Gray & Moore, LLP
Natalie Paine – Augusta, GA – District Attorney, Augusta Judicial Circuit
Darrell Sutton – Marietta, GA – Partner, Sutton Law Group
Mack Taylor – Evans, GA – Attorney at Law, Mack Taylor Law
Trey Taylor – Dublin, GA – Attorney at Law, Taylor Law, LLC
Ryan Teague – Atlanta, GA – Attorney at Law, The Robbins Firm
Frank Turner, Jr. – Covington, GA – Attorney at Law, Greer, Stansfield & Turner, LLP
Josh Waters – Perry, GA – Associate Attorney, Walker Hulbert Gray & Moore, LLP
Kathleen Wilkinson – Atlanta, GA – Attorney at Law, Hall Booth Smith, P.C.