Atlanta, Oct. 31, 2018 – Superior Court Judge J. Ronald Mullins of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Michael P. Boggs in the related appeals of State of Georgia et al. v. International Indemnity Company et al. (S18G0493) and Regulatory Technologies, Inc. v. State of Georgia et al. (S18G0499). The Supreme Court of Georgia will hear arguments in the case on Nov. 5 during its 10:00 A.M. session. In this case, the State is appealing a ruling by the Georgia Court of Appeals involving the liquidation of a now defunct insurance company. In addition to hearing arguments, Judge Mullins will participate in the Court’s decision.
Judge Mullins, 67, was appointed to the Superior Court of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit by Gov. Nathan Deal in January 2014. The circuit includes the counties of Harris, Muscogee, Chattahoochee, Taylor, Talbot and Marion. Judge Mullins was reelected to a four- year term in May 2016. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he practiced law with the Columbus, GA firm of Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford, P.C.
Judge Mullins is a native of Harris County, GA. In 1973, he graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Political Science. He then obtained his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1976.
Judge Mullins is the past president of the Columbus Bar Association and also served as president of the Columbus Rotary. He has been married to Mary Mullins, a gifted pianist, for 44 years. Together they are active in their community and serve as civilian sponsors for international officers stationed at Fort Benning. They have two grown children.
(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.)