Gov. Nathan Deal swore in his appointees to three newly created positions on the Georgia Court of Appeals during a crowded ceremony Tuesday morning in the chambers of the House of Representatives.

The three new judges took their oaths in this order, creating their order of seniority on the now-15-member court: former Mountain Circuit District Attorney Brian Rickman, 38; former Appalachian Circuit Superior Court Judge Amanda Mercier, 40; and Nels Peterson, 37, former chief legal officer to the Georgia university system as well as counsel to the governor and Attorney General Sam Olens.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]