Michael P. Boggs, Immediate Past Chair
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia
Justice Michael P. Boggs serves on the Supreme Court of Georgia. Previously, Justice Boggs served as a judge on the Court of Appeals of Georgia from 2012 through 2016. Prior to his appellate judicial service, Justice Boggs served as a superior court judge where he founded his circuit’s felony drug court program, and served as its presiding judge. Justice Boggs also previously served in the Georgia General Assembly.
Justice Boggs has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout his legislative and judicial career, including the Georgia Sheriff’s Association “Leadership Award,” the Georgia District Attorney’s Association “Commitment to Justice Award,” recognition for his support of the Magnolia House Shelter for abused women and child victims of domestic violence, and the Boy Scouts of America “Golden Eagle” Award. In 2017, Justice Boggs was awarded the prestigious St. Thomas More Award for his work in leading the state in criminal justice reform, and in 2019 was awarded the “Spirit of Justice” award by the Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Georgia.
Justice Boggs served as a member of Georgia’s Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform in 2011 and served as co-chair of the Georgia Criminal Justice Reform Council from 2012 to 2018. He currently serves as a member of Georgia’s Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation Commission and chairs the Mental Health Courts and Corrections subcommittee. Justice Boggs also serves on the Pew Public Safety Performance Project Councils on Jails/Pretrial and Community Corrections and Civil Justice Reform, as well as the National Center for State Courts Evidence-Based Sentencing Peer Group. Justice Boggs is a member of the Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission, the Mercer Law School Board of Visitors, and the Board of Directors of the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation.