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Rockdale judge to hear Ga. Supreme Court case
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Judge Robert F. Mumford of the Rockdale Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Keith Blackwell in a high-profile appeals case the State v. Brown. The Supreme Court of Georgia will hear arguments in the case on Monday, April 1 during its 10 a.m. session.

In this Cobb County case, the District Attorney is appealing a decision that threw out the indictment against the former chief executive officer of the Cobb Electric Membership Cooperative.

In addition to hearing arguments, Judge Mumford will participate in the court’s decision.

Mumford, 60, was elected to an open seat in the Rockdale Judicial Circuit in 2012. Before becoming a superior court judge, he served as District Attorney and State Representative for Rockdale County. He also had a private practice in Conyers.

Mumford is past president of the Rockdale Bar Association, past representative to the Board of Governors for the Rockdale Judicial Circuit, and served on the Nancy Guinn Library Board and Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts board. He has received awards from the Georgia Municipal Association and the Georgia Superior Court Clerk’s Association for his prior service. ~ Staff Reports

Judge Mumford is a graduate of the University of Georgia (1975) and the Lumpkin School of Law at the University of Georgia (1978).