July 19, 2018

Judge Hamrick to hear Georgia Supreme Court Case

(Atlanta, GA) – Superior Court Judge William Grady Hamrick, III of the Coweta Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Keith Blackwell in the appeal of Gens, Administrator v. White et al. (S16A1005).

The Supreme Court of Georgia will hear arguments in the cases on Monday, July 11, 2015 during its 10:00 A.M. session.

In this case, a woman is appealing a Forsyth County court ruling that a plot of land on Lake Lanier belongs to the man who bought it and has lived there, while she argues her family has always held legal title to the property.

Superior Court Judge William Grady Hamrick, III

Superior Court Judge William Grady Hamrick, III

In addition to hearing arguments in the case, Judge Hamrick will participate in the Court’s decision.

Judge Hamrick, 51, was appointed to the Superior Court of the Coweta Judicial Circuit in September 2012 by Gov. Nathan Deal. In 2014, he ran for election and won.

In addition to Coweta County, the circuit covers Carroll, Heard, Meriwether and Troup counties.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Hamrick practiced law at Smith and Diment in Carrollton. He also was in private practice at Hamrick, Drummond and Miller, P.C. before becoming General Counsel for Ra-Lin and Associates, Inc.

In 2000, he was elected to the Georgia State Senate where he served as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He also served on the Governor’s Criminal Justice Reform Council. In addition, he was Vice Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee and a Subcommittee Chairman on the Appropriations Committee.

Judge Hamrick currently serves as Chairman of the Legislative Committee of the Council of Superior Court Judges. He also serves on the Council’s Budget, Rules and Pattern Jury Instruction Committees. Judge Hamrick graduated from the University of Auburn with a degree in finance. He obtained his law degree at Georgia State University. He grew up in Carrollton where he lives with his wife, Susan.

Designated judges are appointed to the Georgia Supreme Court when a justice must recuse himself or herself from a particular case. The Supreme Court of Georgia maintains a list of select judges from around the state and when the need arises, the Court appoints the next judge on the list.

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