Chief Judge Cynthia Wright
Chief Judge Cynthia Wright (File photo)

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Wright is to be presented with the Atlanta Bar Association’s Logan E. Bleckley Award for Judicial Excellence at the bar’s Bench and Bar Reception next month.

“I am incredibly humbled and honored to be this year’s recipient of this judicial legacy,” said Wright, who until February served as chief judge of the Superior Court and is retiring from the bench at the end of this year.

“I have had the privilege of knowing and working with several former recipients — all of whom greatly influenced my approach to my duties on and off the bench,” said Wright via email. “I thank the Atlanta Bar Association for this honor and for all the support the Atlanta Bar has given me over the years.”

Wright, who has been known to tuck the occasional rock music lyric into a judicial order, turned to musician-songwriter Pharrell Williams’ sprightly “Happy” as she wrapped up her message to the Daily Report.

“In short,” Wright wrote, “to quote my current favorite songwriter, I feel like a ‘room without a roof.’”

The reception and award ceremony are scheduled for May 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the offices of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough at 201 17th Street, Suite 1700.

Logan E. Bleckley served as an associate justice of the Georgia Supreme Court from 1875 to 1879 and was chief justice from 1887 to 1984. The Atlanta bar’s Litigation Section presents the award each year to an Atlanta jurist “in recognition of years of devoted public service as a member of the judiciary.”