Prosecutor appointed to State Court judgeship

A senior assistant district attorney in the Cobb Judicial Circuit has been selected by Gov. Nathan Deal to fill a vacant seat on the Cobb State Court bench.

Henry Thompson, a 44-year-old Carroll County native, earned his law degree from the University of Georgia law school in 1994. He started his legal career in the Athens-Clarke County District Attorney’s Office. He first came to the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office in 2000.

Thompson then spent some time in private criminal-defense practice, but returned to the Cobb DA’s office six years ago. He and his wife, Deana, live in west Cobb with their four children.