Lisa Godbey Wood

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Lisa Godbey Wood
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
In office
2010 – May 2017
Preceded by William Theodore Moore Jr.
Succeeded by James Randal Hall
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
Assumed office
February 8, 2007
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Dudley Hollingsworth Bowen Jr.
Personal details
Born 1963 (age 53–54)
Lexington, Kentucky
Education University of Georgia B.A.
University of Georgia School of Law J.D.

Lisa Godbey Wood (born 1963) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Wood received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia in 1985 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1990. She was a law clerk for Judge Anthony A. Alaimo of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia in 1990. She was in private practice in Brunswick, Georgia from 1991 to 2004. She was a Magistrate judge (part-time), Glynn County Magistrate Court, Georgia from 1998 to 2000. She was the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia from 2004 to 2007.

Federal judicial service[edit]

Wood is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. Wood was nominated by President George W. Bush on January 9, 2007, to a seat vacated by Dudley Hollingsworth Bowen Jr.. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 30, 2007, and received her commission on February 8, 2007. She served as Chief Judge from 2010 to 2017.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Dudley Hollingsworth Bowen Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
2007–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
William Theodore Moore Jr.
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
2010–2017
Succeeded by
James Randal Hall