State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia

Georgia legal community mourns loss of Judge George Bryant

March 14, 2023
By Sarah B. "Sally" Akins

The Madison County Journal, Danielsville
The Elberton Star
The Hartwell Sun
Franklin County Citizen Leader
, Lavonia
The Oglethorpe Echo, Lexington

To the Editor:

The State Bar of Georgia extends condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of longtime Northern Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge George H. Bryant on his passing at the age of 94.

A member of the Georgia Bar since 1966, Judge Bryant began his legal career with Standard Oil of Kentucky before entering private law practice in Danielsville in 1971. He was elected in 1980 as a Superior Court judge for the Northern Circuit, covering Elbert, Franklin, Hart, Madison and Oglethorpe counties. After his retirement from full-time service, Judge Bryant served as a senior judge until his death. He was also a past president of the Northern Circuit Bar Association.

The exemplary life and career of Judge George Bryant is an inspiration to all Georgia lawyers and judges. We appreciate and will remember his many contributions to the cause of justice in our state.

Sarah B. “Sally” Akins
President, State Bar of Georgia