Governor Brian Kemp recently announced his appointment of Jeffrey A. Watkins to the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Jeff Watkins currently serves as a Superior Court Judge of the Cherokee Judicial Circuit, a position Governor Kemp appointed him to in 2019. Previously, he was the founding shareholder of Jeffrey A. Watkins, P.C. in Cartersville, specializing in business law, civil and commercial litigation, real estate and probate law, and zoning and land use. He was also a founding member of White, Choate, Watkins & Mroczko, LLC, and a Senior Associate at Moore, Ingram, Johnson & Steele in Marietta. Watkins is actively involved in his community, having been a member of the Bartow Rotary Club, Cartersville-Bartow County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Georgia Highlands College Foundation. He earned a B.B.A. from the University of Georgia and a J.D. from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.