United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (in case citations, N.D. Ga.) is a United States District Court which serves the residents of forty-six counties. These are divided up into four divisions.
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia|
|Appeals to||Eleventh Circuit|
|Established||August 11, 1848|
|Chief Judge||Thomas W. Thrash Jr.|
|U.S. Attorney||Byung J. Pak|
|Official court website|
Appeals from cases brought in the Northern District of Georgia are to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).
The United States District Court for the District of Georgia was one of the original 13 courts established by the Judiciary Act of 1789, 1 Stat. 73, on September 24, 1789. The District was subdivided into Northern and Southern Districts on August 11, 1848, by 9 Stat. 280. The Middle District was formed from portions of those two Districts on May 28, 1926, by 44 Stat. 670.
Jurisdiction and Venue are enumerated in 28 U.S.C. § 90
The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court.
The current United States Attorney is John A. Horn.
|#||Title||Judge||Duty station||Born||Term of service||Appointed by|
|32||Chief Judge||Thomas W. Thrash Jr.||Atlanta||1951||1997–present||2014–present||—||Clinton|
|33||District Judge||Richard W. Story||Atlanta||1953||1998–present||—||—||Clinton|
|36||District Judge||William S. Duffey Jr.||Atlanta||1952||2004–present||—||—||G.W. Bush|
|37||District Judge||Timothy C. Batten Sr.||Atlanta||1960||2006–present||—||—||G.W. Bush|
|38||District Judge||Amy Totenberg||Atlanta||1950||2011–present||—||—||Obama|
|39||District Judge||Steve C. Jones||Atlanta||1957||2011–present||—||—||Obama|
|40||District Judge||Leigh Martin May||Atlanta||1971||2014–present||—||—||Obama|
|41||District Judge||Mark Howard Cohen||Atlanta||1955||2014–present||—||—||Obama|
|42||District Judge||Eleanor Louise Ross||Atlanta||1967||2014–present||—||—||Obama|
|19||Senior Judge||Harold Lloyd Murphy||Rome||1927||1977–2017||—||2017–present||Carter|
|21||Senior Judge||Robert L. Vining Jr.||inactive||1931||1979–1996||1995–1996||1996–present||Carter|
|23||Senior Judge||Orinda Dale Evans||Atlanta||1943||1979–2008||1999–2006||2008–present||Carter|
|29||Senior Judge||Clarence Cooper||Atlanta||1942||1994–2009||—||2009–present||Clinton|
|31||Senior Judge||Willis B. Hunt Jr.||Atlanta||1932||1995–2005||—||2005–present||Clinton|
|34||Senior Judge||Charles A. Pannell Jr.||Atlanta||1946||1999–2013||—||2013–present||Clinton|
Vacancies and pending nominationsEdit
|Seat||Seat last held by||Vacancy reason||Date of vacancy||Nominee||Date of nomination|
|13||Julie E. Carnes||Elevation||July 31, 2014||Michael Lawrence Brown||July 13, 2017|
|5||Harold Lloyd Murphy||Senior Status||March 31, 2017||William McCrary Ray II||July 13, 2017|
|4||William S. Duffey Jr.||Senior Status||July 1, 2018||–||–|
|#||Judge||State||Born–died||Active service||Chief Judge||Senior status||Appointed by||Reason for
|1||Nicoll, John CochranJohn Cochran Nicoll||GA||1793–1863||1848–1861||—||—||Van Buren, Van Buren||resignation|
|2||Erskine, JohnJohn Erskine||GA||1813–1895||1865–1882||—||—||Johnson, A.A. Johnson||seat abolished|
|3||McCay, Henry KentHenry Kent McCay||GA||1820–1886||1882–1886||—||—||Arthur, Arthur||death|
|4||Newman, William TruslowWilliam Truslow Newman||GA||1843–1920||1886–1920||—||—||Cleveland, Cleveland||death|
|5||Sibley, Samuel HaleSamuel Hale Sibley||GA||1873–1958||1919–1931||—||—||Wilson, Wilson||appointment to 5th Cir.|
|6||Underwood, Emory MarvinEmory Marvin Underwood||GA||1877–1960||1931–1948||—||1948–1960||Hoover, Hoover||death|
|7||Russell, Robert LeeRobert Lee Russell||GA||1900–1955||1940–1949||1949||—||Roosevelt, F.F. Roosevelt||appointment to 5th Cir.|
|8||Andrews, Maurice NeilMaurice Neil Andrews||GA||1894–1967||1949–1950||1949–1950||—||Truman, Truman||resignation|
|9||Hooper, Frank ArthurFrank Arthur Hooper||GA||1895–1985||1949–1967||1950–1965||1967–1985||Truman, Truman||death|
|10||Sloan, William BoydWilliam Boyd Sloan||GA||1895–1970||1951–1965||—||1965–1970||Truman, Truman||death|
|11||Morgan, Lewis RenderLewis Render Morgan||GA||1913–2001||1961–1968||1965–1968||—||Kennedy, Kennedy||appointment to 5th Cir.|
|12||Smith Jr., Sidney OslinSidney Oslin Smith Jr.||GA||1923–2012||1965–1974||1968–1974||—||Johnson, L.L. Johnson||resignation|
|13||Edenfield, NewellNewell Edenfield||GA||1911–1981||1967–1981||1974–1976||1981||Johnson, L.L. Johnson||death|
|14||Henderson, Albert JohnAlbert John Henderson||GA||1920–1999||1968–1979||1976–1979||—||Johnson, L.L. Johnson||appointment to 5th Cir.|
|15||Moye Jr., Charles AllenCharles Allen Moye Jr.||GA||1931–2010||1970–1988||1979–1987||1988–2010||Nixon, Nixon||death|
|16||O'Kelley, William ClarkWilliam Clark O'Kelley||GA||1930–2017||1970–1996||1988–1994||1996–2017||Nixon, Nixon||death|
|17||Freeman, Richard CameronRichard Cameron Freeman||GA||1926–1999||1971–1991||—||1991–1999||Nixon, Nixon||death|
|18||Hill, James ClinkscalesJames Clinkscales Hill||GA||1924–2017||1974–1976||—||—||Nixon, Nixon||appointment to 5th Cir.|
|20||Shoob, Marvin HermanMarvin Herman Shoob||SC||1923–2017||1979–1991||—||1991–2017||Carter||death|
|22||Tidwell, George ErnestGeorge Ernest Tidwell||GA||1924–2011||1979–1999||1996–1999||1999–2011||Carter||death|
|24||Hall, Robert HowellRobert Howell Hall||GA||1921–1995||1979–1990||—||1990–1995||Carter, Carter||death|
|25||Ward, HoraceHorace Ward||GA||1927–2016||1979–1993||—||1993–2016||Carter, Carter||death|
|26||Forrester, J. OwenJ. Owen Forrester||GA||1939–2014||1981–2004||—||2004–2014||Reagan||death|
|27||Camp Jr., Jack TarpleyJack Tarpley Camp Jr.||GA||1943–present||1988–2010||2006–2008||2008–2010||Reagan||retirement|
|28||Carnes, Julie E.Julie E. Carnes||GA||1950–present||1992–2014||2009–2014||—||G.H.W. Bush||appointment to 11th Cir.|
|30||Hull, Frank M.Frank M. Hull||GA||1948–present||1994–1997||—||—||Clinton, Clinton||appointment to 11th Cir.|
|35||Martin, Beverly B.Beverly B. Martin||GA||1955–present||2000–2010||—||—||Clinton, Clinton||appointment to 11th Cir.|
Succession of seatsEdit
- U.S. District Courts of Georgia, Legislative history, Federal Judicial Center.
- Asbury Dickens, A Synoptical Index to the Laws and Treaties of the United States of America (1852), p. 390.
- Alfred Conkling, A Treatise on the Organization, Jurisdiction and Practice of the Courts of the United States (1864), p. 179.
- Future Judicial Vacancies
- Recess appointment on May 11, 1839; formally nominated on January 23, 1840, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 17, 1840, and received commission on February 17, 1840. Nicoll was initially appointed to the United States District Court for the District of Georgia; he was reassigned to the Northern and Southern Districts by operation of law on August 11, 1848.
- Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 20, 1865, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 22, 1866, and received commission on January 22, 1866.
- Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 9, 1886, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 13, 1887, and received commission on January 13, 1887.
- Recess appointment; resigned before the United States Senate considered the appointment.
- Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 5, 1950, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 21, 1950, and received commission on February 23, 1950.