Appointments

Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua (JD. '87)

LaGrua (J.D. ’87) Elected to Council of Superior Court Judges

Superior Court Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua (J.D. ’87) was elected secretary-treasurer of the Council of Superior Court Judges of Georgia in May.

The council is composed of the state’s 213 superior court judges and more than 80 senior (retired) superior court judges. It was established by the General Assembly in 1985 to further… more »

Barbara Swinton (J.D. '91)

Swinton (J.D. ’91) Appointed to Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin selected Judge Barbara Swinton (J.D. ’91) to serve on the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals. Prior to her appointment, Swinton served as district court judge for the 7th Judicial District, after her election in 2002.

Swinton chose to pursue a legal career as a high school freshman, but her… more »

Rowe Appointed to State’s Ebola Response Team

Brenda Rowe (J.D. ’90)

41NBC, Oct. 21, 2014

Rowe Appointed to the Georgia Ebola Response Team

Gov. Nathan Deal appointed Brenda Rowe (J.D. ’90) to serve on the state’s Ebola Response Team.

Rowe, a Mercer University associate professor of nursing, is part of a 14-person… more »

Bratton (J.D. ’03) Appointed to Bench By Governor

Shawn Bratton (J.D. ’03) refers to Georgia State University College of Law’s three-year program, as a “lawyer’s boot camp.” He says, the program has equipped him with important skills like critical thinking, researching and writing.

This month, he will take these basic fundamentals and use them to hear legal matters as a Gwinnett County State… more »