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Georgia legal community mourns loss of Judge Willie Lovett Jr.

February 6, 2017
By Patrick T. O'Connor

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To the Editor:

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to extend condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of Fulton County Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Willie J. Lovett Jr. on his recent and very untimely passing.

A native of Savannah, Judge Lovett graduated from Harvard Law School and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1991. During his distinguished career, he was engaged in the private practice of law, he managed the Fulton County Office of the Child Attorney, served as an associate county attorney for Fulton County and worked in the City of Atlanta law department. He was named as presiding judge of the Fulton County Juvenile Court in 2013.

Judge Lovett also served as a member of the National Association of Counsel for Children Board of Directors and was a certified child welfare law specialist.

All members of the State Bar of Georgia can be inspired by the lifetime of service of Judge Willie Lovett Jr. We appreciate his many contributions toward strengthening the foundations of our justice system, which protects the rights and liberties of all Americans.

Patrick T. O'Connor

President, State Bar of Georgia