March 4, 2020
By Darrell Sutton
Fayette County News, Fayetteville
The Griffin Daily News
Upson Beacon, Thomaston
Pike County Journal & Reporter, Zebulon
To the Editor:
The State Bar of Georgia congratulates Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Benjamin D. Coker of Thomaston on his appointment by Gov. Brian Kemp to serve as the newest Superior Court judge for the Griffin Judicial Circuit. The State Bar also congratulates Chief Assistant District Attorney Marie G. Broder of Griffin, who was appointed by Gov. Kemp to succeed Judge Coker as district attorney.
Judge Coker brings 17 years of experience in the legal profession to his new position, including the past three years as the elected district attorney. Ms. Broder, who was admitted to the Bar in 2010, becomes the first woman to serve as district attorney in the Griffin Circuit, which covers Fayette, Pike, Spalding and Upson counties.
By accepting these appointments, Judge Coker and Marie Broder continue to demonstrate their commitment to serving the public and the justice system. Their fellow members of the State Bar of Georgia wish them well in these new capacities of leadership.
President, State Bar of Georgia