Perdue names four Superior Court judges

Gov. Sonny Perdue’s office announced Wednesday that the governor has appointed four attorneys to fill new Superior Court judgeship created by the General Assembly this year.

Perdue’s appointees will provide additional judges for the Gwinnett, Flint, Cherokee, and Southern judicial circuits.

The new jurists are:

Tom Davis Jr. of Snellville, the deputy chief assistant district attorney for Gwinnett County, will be the new Gwinnett Superior Court judge. Davis was a judge with the U.S. Navy, where he retired after nine years of active duty with the rank of captain. He received bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Georgia.

D. Scott Smith of Rydal, a deputy district attorney and special drug prosecutor for the Cherokee Judicial Circuit, is the Cherokee Superior Court judge. Smith previously was a junior partner of Akin and Tate in Cartersville and received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from West Georgia College and a law degree from Georgia State University.

Wade M. Crumbley of McDonough, a partner in the law firm of Crumbley and Crumbley since 1983, is the Flint Superior Court judge. He was a county attorney for Henry County and served as special master in State Bar of Georgia disciplinary proceedings from 1995 through 1999. Crumbley received bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Georgia.

Jim Hardy of Thomasville, the chief assistant district attorney of the Southern Judicial Circuit since 1981, is the circuit’s new Superior Court judge. He earlier was an assistant district attorney in the Houston Judicial Circuit. Hardy received a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and a law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala.

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