October 22, 2018
By Kenneth B. Hodges III
The Albany Herald
To the Editor:
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express congratulations to Dougherty County Magistrate Court Judge John M. Stephenson of Albany on his recent appointment by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve as a judge of the Dougherty County State Court.
Judge Stephenson will be well served by his 34 years of experience in the legal profession, including the past three years as Magistrate Court judge and, previously, as a partner with the Watson Spence law firm.
With his acceptance of this appointment, Judge Stephenson demonstrates his ongoing commitment to serving the public and the justice system. We wish him well in this new capacity of judicial leadership.
Kenneth B. Hodges III
President, State Bar of Georgia