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Martin Valbuena Elected to Executive Committee and Re-Elected to Board of Governors of State Bar of Georgia

June 18, 2020
Contact: Sarah Coole or sarahc@gabar.org

Atlanta – Martin E. Valbuena of Martin Enrique Valbuena P.C. in Dallas was elected to the Executive Committee of the 52,000-member State Bar of Georgia and re-elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the State Bar. He was installed to both positions June 13.

Valbuena will continue to serve in the Paulding Judicial Circuit seat on the board. He earned his law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1995. His law practice is focused in the areas of family law and personal injury. He has served on the Board of Governors since 2004, chairs the State Bar’s Programs Committee and is a member of the Finance and Indigent Defense committees.

He has also served 18 years as chief magistrate of the Paulding County Magistrate Court and is running unopposed in the 2020 General Election for a fifth full term. He previously served as Municipal Court judge for the city of Hiram.

The Board of Governors is the 160-member policymaking authority of the State Bar, with representation from each of Georgia’s judicial circuits. The board holds regular meetings at least four times per year.

The board elects six of its members to serve on the State Bar’s Executive Committee with the organization’s officers. The Executive Committee meets monthly and exercises the power of the Board of Governors when the board is not in session.