December 2, 2020
By Dawn M. Jones
The Clinch County News, Homerville
The Lanier County Advocate, Lakeland
The Berrien Press, Nashville
The Atkinson County Citizen, Pearson
To the Editor:
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I am writing to extend congratulations and thanks to Alapaha Judicial Circuit Chief Superior Court Judge Howard E. McClain of Adel on his recent retirement as a full-time judge.
A member of the Georgia Bar since 1980, Judge McClain practiced law and served as a city attorney, county attorney and Municipal Court judge prior to his appointment in 2008 and subsequent elections as a Superior Court judge for the Alapaha Circuit, which covers Atkinson, Berrien, Clinch, Cook and Lanier counties.
We salute Judge Howard McClain on his long career of distinguished service and many contributions to the betterment of our profession and the justice system. We wish him well in the years ahead as he assumes senior judge status.
Dawn M. Jones
President, State Bar of Georgia