DeKalb Judge J.P. Boulee nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of GeorgiaJudge J.P. Boulee. Photo obtained via Facebook
President Donald Trump has nominated DeKalb Superior Judge J.P. Boulee to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta.
Gov. Nathan Deal in 2015 appointed Boulee to fill a vacancy in DeKalb Superior Court.
One of Boulee’s initiatives in DeKalb Countty is a special “Veterans Treatment Court,” providing veterans in the criminal justice system with an alternative judicial process.
Under the program, veterans who have committed a felony in which the origin of the crime stemmed from “a substance use and/or a co-occurring disorder,” will complete “a two-year judicially supervised treatment program.” The program includes services such as a mentorship program and a weekly appointment with Boulee.
He was previously a partner with the Jones Day firm in Atlanta and served as captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He lives in Decatur.
U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., announced Boulee’s appointment on Monday, Aug. 27.
“In addition to his service on the Superior Court, Judge Boulee has served our country in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps and as an attorney,” Isakson said in a press release. “He has earned his reputation as a fair judge who is hardworking, and he is respected on both sides of the political aisle. I look forward to working with Judge Boulee as his nomination proceeds in the Senate.”
“Throughout his time as a Judge on the Superior Court of DeKalb County and as a JAG officer in the U.S. Army, Judge Boulee has served Georgia and the country with distinction,” Perdue said. “President Trump has chosen an outstanding legal professional to fill this judicial vacancy in Georgia. Judge Boulee is immensely qualified for this role, and I am delighted to work with him through the confirmation process.”