James Randal Hall

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James Randal Hall
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
Assumed office
May 2017
Preceded by Lisa Godbey Wood
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
Assumed office
April 29, 2008
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Berry Avant Edenfield
Personal details
Born James Randal Hall
1958 (age 58–59)
Augusta, Georgia
Education Augusta College B.A.
University of Georgia School of Law J.D.

James Randal Hall (born 1958) is the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Augusta, Georgia, Hall received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Augusta College (now Augusta University) in 1979 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1982. He was in private practice in Augusta, from 1982 to 1985, and was then vice-president & legal counsel of Bankers First Corporation until 1996, thereafter returning to private practice until 2008. He was a State senator of 22nd District of Georgia from 2003 to 2004.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On March 19, 2007, Hall was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia vacated by Berry Avant Edenfield. Hall was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 10, 2008, and received his commission on April 29, 2008. He became Chief Judge in May 2017.

Sources[edit]

FJC Bio

Legal offices
Preceded by
Berry Avant Edenfield
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
2008–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Lisa Godbey Wood
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
2017–present