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Georgia governor announces appointment to Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

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Georgia governor announces appointment to Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

Gov. Brian Kemp speaks during a televised town hall on March 26. Screen shot taken from a live feed of the town hall event.

Atlanta, GA – Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has appointed Brian Lake to the Superior Court of the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Mark Anthony Scott.

According to a press release, Lake is currently a partner at Robbins Alloy Belinfante Littlefield LLC. He previously practiced with Freeman, Mathis and Gary, LLP, and he focused on commercial and construction litigation. Lake has practiced before federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels. Before entering private practice, Lake was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable William T. Moore, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. Through Cobb Legal Aid and the Cobb Justice Foundation, he has also assisted domestic violence victims in obtaining temporary protective orders against their assailants.

Lake earned his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. He was named the Georgia Law Review’s Best Notes Editor in 2013. He also earned his bachelor of arts in English from the University of Georgia.

Kemp made two other appointments as well. Jessica Martin has been appointed Solicitor General of the State Court of Habersham County, filling the vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable William Oliver to the Superior Court of the Mountain Judicial Circuit; and Susan Treadaway will fill the District Attorney vacancy within the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit created by the appointment of the Honorable Shannon Wallace as Superior Court Judge of the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit.

Here is more information on Martin and Treadaway from the press release:

Jessica Martin currently serves as a staff attorney for the Mountain Judicial Circuit, drafting orders and jury charges for civil and criminal cases primarily for Chief Judge Russell W. Smith, as well as Judge Chan Caudell and Judge William Oliver. She also handles essential duties contributing to the overall operation of the court.

Previously, Martin worked as an associate attorney for McClure, Ramsay, Dickerson & Escoe LLP and as a law clerk for the Piedmont Judicial Circuit. She earned her J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science and Business from Piedmont College. Martin and her husband have two children.

Susan Treadaway is currently Interim District Attorney for the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit. Previously, she held the position of Chief Assistant District Attorney for the Blue Ridge Judicial District and prior to that, the same role with the Cobb Judicial Circuit.

Treadaway previously served on the Georgia Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force and as representative chair for the District Attorney on the Child Fatality Review Panel. She is an active member of the Rotary Club of Canton, where she chairs the Community Service committee. Treadaway is a 2022 graduate of Leadership Cherokee and was recognized as a Woman of Achievement at the 37th Annual LiveSafe Tribute to Achievement, honored as SafePath Honorary Children’s Hero for her work against child abuse, and received the 2023 W. Lee Arrendale Award for Vocational Excellence.

Treadaway earned her J.D. from Georgia State University and obtained a B.B.A. from Florida State University. She has two children and resides in Canton.

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