JNC recommends candidates for Flint and Piedmont Judicial Circuits and the State Court of Dougherty County

September 26, 2018

The Judicial Nominating Commission has submitted recommendations to fill vacancies within the Superior Courts of the Flint and Piedmont Judicial Circuits and the State Court of Dougherty County.  The vacancies in the Flint and Piedmont Judicial Circuits were created by the resignations of the Honorable Arch W. McGarity and the Honorable David Motes, respectively.  The vacancy within the State Court of Dougherty County was created by the appointment of the Honorable Victoria Darrisaw as Superior Court Judge of the Dougherty Judicial Circuit.  Governor Deal will fill the vacancies from among the lists.  The Governor’s Office will contact candidates to schedule interviews.

 

The following names were submitted to Governor Deal:

Flint Judicial Circuit

  • Sheryl Drake Freeman – Senior Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney, Clayton County District Attorney’s Office
  • Pandora E. Palmer – owner/solo practitioner, Pandora E. Palmer, P.C.
  • Holly W. Veal – Associate Judge, Henry County Magistrate Court; solo practitioner, The Veal Law Firm, P.C.

 

Piedmont Judicial Circuit

  • Nicholas Primm – partner, Bradford & Primm, LLC
  • Wanda L. Barnett – solo practitioner, Wanda L. Barnett and Associates, P.C.

 

Dougherty County State Court

  • Leisa G. Johnson – Chief Public Defender, Dougherty Judicial Circuit
  • John M. Stephenson, Sr. – Judge, Magistrate Court of Dougherty County