Chief Judge David B. Irwin of the Rockdale Judicial Circuit has been chosen to hear a Georgia Supreme Court case in a dispute between Bibb County and Monroe County.
Irwin been designated to serve in place of Justice David E. Nahmias in the related appeals of Bibb County v. Monroe County et al. (S13A1395) and Kemp, Secretary of State v. Monroe County (S13A1396). The Supreme Court of Georgia will hear arguments in the case on Tuesday, Sept. 10, during its 10 a.m. session. The appeals in these cases stem from a long-running boundary dispute between Bibb County and Monroe County. In addition to hearing arguments, Irwin will participate in the Court’s decision.
Irwin, 57, was elected as Superior Court Judge in 1998 in Rockdale County in an open-seat election. He has been re-elected three times and is currently serving his fourth term.
Prior to his election, Irwin practiced law for 16 years in Rockdale County, focusing on criminal, civil, family and personal injury. He was a partner with the firm, Barksdale Irwin Talley & Sharp from 1985 to 1996 and a solo practitioner from 1996 until he was elected judge. He is a former Public Defender with the Rockdale Judicial Circuit and also served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1991 to 1992. He was active in the State YMCA and Rockdale Cares, Inc., a non-profit organization that serves mentally challenged individuals.
Irwin is a member of the Council of Superior Court Judges and serves on the council’s Personnel Committee.
He grew up in Dawson, GA, and earned his B.A. degree from North Georgia College and his law degree from the Mercer School of Law. He and his wife, Lisa, have been married 33 years and have two adult children.
Irwin is a member of the Conyers First United Methodist Church, where he enjoys teaching Sunday school.