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Herbert Phipps

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Herbert Phipps
Current Court Information:
Georgia Court of Appeals
Title:   Presiding Judge
Salary:  $
Appointed by:   Gov. Roy Barnes
Active:   1999-2018
Past post:   Dougherty Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge
Past term:   1995-1999
Personal History
Hometown:   Georgia
Undergraduate:   Morehouse College, 1964
Law School:   Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1971
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Georgia Court of Appeals
State:  Georgia
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  July 31, 2012
Election vote:  99%ApprovedA

Herbert Phipps is a presiding judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals. He was appointed to this position by Governor Barnes on July 12, 1999.[1] He was re-elected by voters in 2000, 2006, and 2012.[2][3] His current term on the court ends on December 31, 2018.[4]

Phipps was elected to a two-year term as Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals. On June 25, 2013, he replaced Chief Judge John Ellington.[5]


Herbert Phipps graduated from Morehouse College in 1964 and went on to receive his law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1971.[1]


Herbert Phipps began his legal career in 1971, working for the law firm of C.B. King, which emphasized civil rights litigation. In 1983, Phipps left the firm to practice law on his own until 1995. During this time, he worked as a part-time Magistrate and Associate Judge of the Dougherty County State Court from 1980 to 1988. After this, he was appointed to the Dougherty Circuit Juvenile Court. He was elevated to the Dougherty Circuit Superior Court in 1995, where he served until his appointment to the Court of Appeal.[1]



Judge Phipps ran unopposed for retention in the 2012 election.[6] He was re-elected after receiving over 99 percent of the vote.

See also: Georgia judicial elections, 2012

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