Deal appoints three judges to Supreme Court of Georgia

Nathan DealGeorgia Gov. Nathan Deal speaks to the Atlanta Press Club in April 2015. (Photo by Todd DeFeo/The DeFeo Groupe)

ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal earlier this month appointed a trio of jurists to the Supreme Court of Georgia.

Deal appointed Michael Boggs to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Hugh Thompson. The governor also appointed Britt Grant and Nels S. D. Peterson to fill new seats created by the passage of House Bill 927 during the 2016 session of the Georgia General Assembly.

The appointments take effect Jan. 1, 2017.

Michael Boggs

Boggs currently serves as a judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals. He was previously a superior court judge in the Waycross Judicial Circuit. Boggs earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern University and a law degree from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He and his wife, Heather, reside in Blackshear.

Britt Grant

Grant serves as the solicitor general in the office of the Georgia Attorney General. She previously served as counsel for legal policy in the Georgia Attorney General’s office and worked as an associate attorney in the firm of Kirkland and Ellis in Washington, D.C. Grant earned a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and a law degree from Stanford Law School. She and her husband, Justin, have three children and reside in Atlanta.

Nels S. D. Peterson

Peterson currently serves as a judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals. He was Georgia’s first solicitor general, a position created in 2012. Peterson earned a bachelor’s degree from Kennesaw State University and a law degree from Harvard Law School. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two children and reside in Marietta.

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