Gov. Nathan Deal has turned two attorneys into Middle Georgia’s newest judges.
Deal appointed Aliston T. Burleson and Brenda Holbert Trammell to be Superior Court judges in the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit, according to a statement from the governor’s office dated Monday. The circuit consists of Baldwin, Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Jones, Morgan, Putnam and Wilkinson counties.
Burleson has been an assistant district attorney within the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit and an adjunct professor at Georgia State University College of Law. A Rutledge resident, she has a bachelor’s degree from Agnes Scott College and a law degree from Georgia State University.
Trammell, an Eatonton resident, has her own law firm in Madison. She has a bachelor’s degree from Tift College and a law degree from the University of Georgia. She and her husband, William, have 10 children.
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The Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission considered 27 lawyers for the positions before submitting four candidates to Deal. The other finalists included Ocmulgee Circuit District Attorney Fred Bright and Assistant District Attorney Dawn M. Baskin.
The vacancies come from the Aug. 21 death of Judge Jim Cline and the Dec. 31 retirement of Judge Hulane E. George.