Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his appointments to the following judicial posts: the Honorable Ryan Hope to the State Court of Clarke County, filling a vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Ethelyn Simpson; Claire Chason and Lawton Heard to the South Georgia Judicial Circuit, filling vacancies created by the resignation of the Honorable Kevin Chason and the passage of House Bill 624; District Attorney Chris Arnt to the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit, filling a vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Ralph Van Pelt, Jr.; Clayton Fuller to the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney vacancy created by the appointment of Chris Arnt; the Honorable Michael Hubbard to the Carroll County State Court, filling a vacancy created by appointment of the Honorable Erica Tisinger to the Superior Court of the Coweta Judicial Circuit; and Katherine Paulk to the Coffee County State Court, filling the vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Robert H. Preston.
Michael Hubbard currently serves as the Chief Magistrate Judge of the Carroll County Magistrate Court and the Superior Court Judge Pro Tem of the Carroll County Superior Court. Previously, he was Chief Judge for the Villa Rica Municipal Court, a defense attorney in Fulton County at his private firm, Solicitor General of the City of Villa Rica, and Assistant District Attorney for the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council. While finishing his law degree, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Tallapoosa Circuit serving both Haralson and Paulding Counties. Hubbard also served in the U.S. Army and Georgia Army National Guard.
Hubbard received his J.D. from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, a B.S. in Business Administration from Mercer University, and an associates degree equivalent from the Defense Information School at Fort Benjamin Harrison. He and his wife, Karen, reside in Villa Rica.