Long list for appeals court seat gets much shorter
5:41 pm, November 20th, 2012
After receiving a record 75 nominations for the upcoming Georgia Court of Appeals vacancy, the governor’s Judicial Nominating Commission received applications from fewer than half the nominees.
The JNC said 42 nominees either withdrew from consideration or did not submit applications to the JNC by its Nov. 19 deadline.
JNC co-chairman Randy Evans said a subcommittee including himself, DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James and Augusta District Attorney Ashley Wright, will pare the list of applicants down to “a more manageable” 15 to 20 candidates prior to interviews on Dec. 12.
The appellate appointment will be Governor Nathan Deal’s fifth since he took office in January 2011.
The remaining 33 applicants, according to the JNC, are:
- Mary Paige Adams, Green & Sapp litigator and member of the JNC;
-Alison Kyler Arce, part-time Fulton County Superior Court Family Division magistrate and partner
at Arce Shaw;
-Manubir “Manny” Arora, Atlanta criminal defense lawyer with Arora & LaScala;
-Amelia Waller Baker, lawyer with the state Law Department;
-Jeffrey Bashuk, attorney with Bashuk & Glickman in Atlanta;
-David S. Beale, Atlanta lawyer;
-Jacqueline Bunn, lawyer with the Georgia Department of Public Safety;
-Antonio DelCampo, plaintiff’s attorney with Harris Penn Lowry DelCampo and a former DeKalb County State Court
-C. Wilson DuBose, Madison attorney who has served as president of the Atlanta Bar Association and chairman of the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council;
-Jason “Jay” Fisher, lawyer with the state Law Department;
-Angela Marie Garland, assistant United States attorney in the Northern District of Georgia;
-Don P. Geary, DeKalb County chief assistant district attorney;
-Stephen Goss, Dougherty Circuit Superior Court judge;
-Jason T. Harper, Henry County State Court judge;
-Thomas D. Harper, solo practitioner and mediator;
-Leslie Klemperer, former lawyer at Delta Air Lines who is chair of the board of directors of the Georgia Justice Project;
-J. Pope Langstaff, civil and tort litigation lawyer at Chambless, Higdon, Richardson, Katz & Griggs and former Macon city attorney;
-Hugh J. Lanier, government attorney in Lawrenceville;
-Willie J. Lovett, Jr., director of the Fulton County Office of the Child Attorney;
-James Luttrell, solo practitioner in Canton;
-D. Todd Markle, Deal’s executive counsel before the governor appointed him to the Fulton County
-Marc Mallon, Fulton County chief senior assistant district attorney;
-Richard Marks, Atlanta Circuit public defender;
-Carla Wong McMillan, Fayette County State Court judge;
-Larry B. Mims, Tift County State Court judge;
-Kenneth L. Shigley, State Bar of Georgia past president and trial lawyer at Chambers, Aholt &
-Bonnie Michelle Smith, a lawyer in Warner Robins;
-Benjamin Studdard III, Henry County State Court chief judge;
-Jeffrey “Jeff” W. Stump, a lawyer with the state Law Department;
-J. Darren Summerville, a litigator with Summerville Moore in Atlanta;
-Kathryn Tanksley, Cobb County State Court judge;
-Thomas Leland Walker, solo practitioner in Atlanta;
-Charles S. Wynne, Hall County State Court judge.