Henry County judge named to state appellate court

Trea Pipkin is moving from a Henry County Superior Court judgeship to a seat on the Georgia Court of Appeals.

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Trea Pipkin is moving from a Henry County Superior Court judgeship to a seat on the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Henry County Superior Court Judge John A. “Trea” Pipkin III has been named by Gov. Brian Kemp to a seat on the Georgia Court of Appeals, one of two new members of that court. Kemp’s office made the announcement March 26.

Pipkin, 39, has lived in Henry County all his life and spent his entire legal career there, beginning as an assistant district attorney. He served in that role seven years before being appointed solicitor general in 2012. He was sworn in as a Henry County Superior Court judge in January of 2018 after being appointed by former Gov. Nathan Deal.