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John Ellington

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John Ellington
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Current Court Information:
Georgia Court of Appeals
Title:   Chief Judge
Salary:  $
Appointed by:   Gov. Roy Barnes
Active:   1999-2018
Past post:   Treutlen County State Court Judge
Past term:   1991-1999
Personal History
Born:   October 26, 1960
Hometown:   Georgia
Undergraduate:   University of Georgia, 1982
Law School:   University of Georgia Law School, 1985
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Georgia Court of Appeals
State:  Georgia
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  July 31, 2012
Election vote:  99%ApprovedA

John J. Ellington is the chief judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals. He was appointed by Governor Roy Barnes on July 12, 1999[1] and was re-elected by voters in 2000, 2006, and 2012.[2][3] His current term ends on December 31, 2018.[4] His term as Chief Judge ended on June 25, 2013, when Judge Herbert Phipps assumed that role.[5]


John Ellington graduated from the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in 1980. Then, he graduated from the University of Georgia in 1982 and went on to receive his law degree from the University of Georgia Law School in 1985.[1]


John Ellington began his career as a general trial lawyer and a partner in the firm Andrew, Threlkeld, & Ellington. In 1991, he was appointed State Court Judge of Treutlen County. He also served as a municipal court judge and later a superior court judge.[1]



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

See also: Georgia judicial elections, 2012

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