United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia|
|Appeals to||Eleventh Circuit|
|Established||May 28, 1926|
|Chief Judge||Clay D. Land|
|Official court website|
The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia (in case citations, M.D. Ga.) is a United States District Court which serves the residents of sixty-nine counties from seven divisions from its headquarters in Macon, Georgia.
Appeals from cases brought in the Middle District of Georgia are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).
The current United States Attorney is G.F. Peterman.
The United States District Court for the District of Georgia was one of the original 13 courts established by the Judiciary Act of 1789, 1 Stat. 73, on September 24, 1789. The District was subdivided into Northern and Southern Districts on August 11, 1848, by 9 Stat. 280. The Middle District was formed from portions of those two Districts on May 28, 1926, by 44 Stat. 670.
The Macon division serves: Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Butts, Crawford, Dooly, Hancock, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Macon, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam, Twiggs, Upson, Washington, Wilcox and Wilkinson counties.
|#||Title||Judge||Duty station||Born||Term of service||Appointed by|
|11||Chief Judge||Clay D. Land||Columbus||1960||2001–present||2014–present||—||G.W. Bush|
|13||District Judge||Marc Thomas Treadwell||Macon||1955||2010–present||—||—||Obama|
|14||District Judge||Leslie Joyce Abrams||Albany||1974||2014–present||—||—||Obama|
|9||Senior Judge||Willie Louis Sands||Albany||1949||1994–2014||2001–2006||2014–present||Clinton|
|10||Senior Judge||Hugh Lawson||Macon||1941||1995–2008||2006–2008||2008–present||Clinton|
|12||Senior Judge||C. Ashley Royal||Macon||1949||2001–2016||2008–2014||2016–present||G.W. Bush|
Vacancies and pending nominations
|Seat||Seat last held by||Vacancy reason||Date of vacancy||Nominee||Date of nomination|
|3||C. Ashley Royal||Senior Status||September 1, 2016||Tripp Self||July 13, 2017|
|#||Judge||State||Born–died||Active service||Chief Judge||Senior status||Appointed by||Reason for
|1||Tilson, William JosiahWilliam Josiah Tilson||GA||1871–1949||1926–1927
|—||—||Coolidge, Coolidge||not confirmed
|2||Deaver, Bascom SineBascom Sine Deaver||GA||1882–1944||1928–1944||—||—||Coolidge, Coolidge||death|
|3||Davis, Thomas HoytThomas Hoyt Davis||GA||1892–1969||1945–1961||1949–1961||1961–1969||Roosevelt, F.F. Roosevelt||death|
|4||Conger, Abraham BenjaminAbraham Benjamin Conger||GA||1887–1953||1949–1953||—||—||Truman, Truman||death|
|5||Bootle, William AugustusWilliam Augustus Bootle||GA||1902–2005||1954–1972||1961–1972||1972–2005||Eisenhower, Eisenhower||death|
|6||Elliott, J. RobertJ. Robert Elliott||GA||1910–2006||1962–2000||1972–1980||—||Kennedy, Kennedy||retirement|
|7||Owens, Jr., Wilbur DawsonWilbur Dawson Owens, Jr.||GA||1930–2010||1972–1995||1980–1995||1995–2010||Nixon, Nixon||death|
|8||Fitzpatrick, DurossDuross Fitzpatrick||GA||1934–2008||1985–2001||1995–2001||2001–2008||Reagan, Reagan||death|
Succession of seats
- U.S. District Courts of Georgia, Legislative history, Federal Judicial Center.
- Asbury Dickens, A Synoptical Index to the Laws and Treaties of the United States of America (1852), p. 390.
- Alfred Conkling, A Treatise on the Organization, Jurisdiction and Practice of the Courts of the United States (1864), p. 179.
- Recess appointment; the United States Senate later rejected the appointment.
- Recess appointment; resigned prior to Senate consideration of the appointment.
- States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
- United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia