Atlanta, June 15, 2017 – Judge David Cannon of the Superior Court of the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Nels S. D. Peterson in the appeal of City of Marietta v. Summerour (S17G0057). The Supreme Court of Georgia will hear arguments in the case on June 20, 2017 during its 10:00 A.M. session. In this Cobb County case, the City of Marietta is appealing a Georgia Court of Appeals decision in a case stemming from the City’s condemnation of a man’s property. In addition to hearing arguments, Judge Cannon will participate in the Court’s decision.
Judge Cannon, 46, is serving his second term as a superior court judge of the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit, after winning the open court seat left when Judge Frank Mills retired in 2012. Prior to his election to the court, Judge Cannon served almost 10 years as Cherokee County’s Solicitor General. Before his public service, he was in private practice with his father for seven years.
A native son of Cherokee County, Judge Cannon graduated from The University of Georgia with a degree in Management Information Sciences. He received his law degree from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law in 1995.
In addition to being a 14-year member of the State Bar Board of Governors, where he serves on the technology and finance committees, he is a former Cherokee County Bar Association president, and former president of the Georgia Association of Solicitors General. He has also been a mock trial coach for Cherokee High School for more than 10 years and was named Coach of the Year in 2008. He is a board member of Cherokee FOCUS, and former steering committee member of Leadership Cherokee. He was named one of Georgia Trend’s “40 Under 40” and has been the recipient of the Justice Robert Benham Community Service Award.
Judge Cannon and his wife, Jory, have two children and live in Canton, GA.
(Designated judges are appointed when a justice must recuse himself or herself from a particular case. The Supreme Court of Georgia maintains a list of select judges from around the state and when the need arises, the Court appoints the next judge on the list.)