Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia
Board Chair, Executive Committee
On December 7, 2016, Justice Michael Boggs was sworn in by Governor Nathan Deal as a Justice on the Supreme Court of Georgia. Justice Boggs previously served as Judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals since 2012. Prior to his appointments, Justice Boggs served as Superior Court Judge for Waycross Judicial Circuit and earlier served as a State Representative to the Georgia General Assembly from 2000 to 2004. Among his legislative accomplishments, Justice Boggs authored the “Child Protection Act,” a bill aimed at protecting children from sexual predators. During his legislative service, Justice Boggs was named the Most Outstanding Freshman Member of the General Assembly and was named by Georgia Trend Magazine as one of “Forty Under Forty” Rising Stars in Georgia. In 2011, Justice Boggs was elected by his fellow Superior Court Judges to serve as Secretary-Treasurer of the Council of Superior Court Judges, and also served as Vice-Chair of the Council’s Legislation Committee. While a Superior Court Judge, Justice Boggs founded the Waycross Judicial Circuit Drug Court Program, served as its Presiding Judge, and served as a member of the Judicial Council of Georgia’s Standing Committee on Accountability Courts. He served as a member of the Criminal Justice Reform Council for Georgians in 2011 as an appointee of the Chief Justice, and was appointed by Governor Deal to co-chair the Criminal Justice Reform Council from 2012 to the present. In 2011, Justice Boggs served as a member of the Georgia Judicial nominating Commission and currently serves on the Advisory Board for the CSG Justice Center, where he also serves on the Executive Committee. Justice Boggs also serves on the Supreme Court of Georgia Committee on Justice for Children, and the National Center for State Courts Judicial Peer Group on Evidence-Based Sentencing and Committee on Fines, Fees, and Bail Reform.