Atlanta, Aug. 24, 2019 – Chief Justice Harold D. Melton issued the following statement today after learning of the sudden death of Judge Stephen S. Goss of the Court of Appeals of Georgia.

“Judge Goss was a man who brought so much dignity and compassion to the delivery of justice all across this great state. He was a national figure, known for his work on mental health and substance abuse treatment programs. His legacy is as great as our sense of loss. Our Court and this state’s judiciary express our profound condolences to the Goss family.”