Atlanta, July 6, 2016 – Superior Court Judge J. P. Boulee of the Stone Mountain Judicial
Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Presiding Justice P. Harris Hines in the appeal of
George M. Nemchik v. Tony Michael Riggs (S16A1106). The Supreme Court of Georgia will hear
arguments in the case on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, during the 10 A.M. session. In this case, a man
who claims he has the right to use part of another man’s property is appealing a Cobb County court’s
pre-trial injunction prohibiting him from making any changes to the land until its ownership is
determined. In addition to hearing arguments, Judge Boulee will participate in the Court’s decision.
Judge Boulee, 45, was appointed to the DeKalb County Superior Court in June 2015, by
Gov. Nathan Deal. He was elected in May 2016, to serve a full, four-year term. Immediately after
law school, he clerked at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Prior to his
appointment to the bench, Judge Boulee served for four years in active duty as a Judge Advocate in
the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and as a litigation partner in the international
law firm, Jones Day, where he practiced for 14 years.
Judge Boulee serves on the Council of Superior Court Judges’ Accountability and Treatment
Court Committee and is establishing a Veteran’s Court in DeKalb County. The Veteran’s Court is
designed to divert men and women who have served our country from prison into the drug, alcohol
and mental health treatment programs they need to recover from service-related injuries, such as
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD).
Judge Boulee is active in his community as a member of the American Legion, the DeKalb
Chamber of Commerce, Leadership DeKalb, Rotary Club and numerous bar associations.
Judge Boulee grew up in DeKalb County, graduating with honors from Dunwoody High
School. He received an Army R.O.T.C. scholarship to attend Washington & Lee University, where
he graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Politics and as the Distinguished Military Graduate.
He came home to Georgia for law school, graduating cum laude from the University of Georgia
School of Law, where he was the Executive Editor of the Georgia Journal of International and
Judge Boulee, his wife Julie and their children live in Decatur and attend Epiphany Church.