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Chief Justice Michael Boggs

GA Supreme Court Chief Justice

Chief Justice Michael P. Boggs was appointed to the Supreme Court of Georgia on December 7, 2016 by Governor Nathan Deal. He was re-elected state-wide in 2018. Previously, Chief Justice Boggs served in elective office as a Judge on the Court of Appeals of Georgia, as a Superior Court Judge for the Waycross Judicial Circuit, and as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives.

The Chief Justice serves as an advisory member of the Council on Criminal Justice, a national criminal justice policy organization and serves as a member of the Council’s Veterans Justice Commission. He also serves as chairman of the national steering committee of Justice Counts, an initiative led by the Council of State Governments Justice Center and supported by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance that is working to improve the availability and utility of criminal justice data in policy-making decisions, and as the immediate past chairman of the Board of Directors of the Council of State Governments Justice Center, a national nonpartisan criminal justice policy organization.

Chief Justice Boggs serves as Chairman of the Judicial Council of Georgia, the policy-making body for the judicial branch that includes the State Bar President and 27 judges who represent the appellate courts and all classes of trial courts in the state. In 2023 Chief Justice Boggs was selected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Conference of Chief Justices, an organization dedicated to improving the administration of justice, rules and methods of procedure, and the organization and operation of state courts and judicial systems. Chief Justice Boggs also serves as a member of the Mercer University Board of Trustees, the Mercer University School of Law Board of Visitors, and the Board of Directors of the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation.

Chief Justice Boggs lives in Pierce County with his wife Heather, a kindergarten teacher in the Ware County public school system.

Chief Justice Michael Boggs
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