Albany judge to sit on Supreme Court

Published: Sep. 18, 2013 at 1:51 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 23, 2013 at 1:55 PM EDT
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(SOURCE: GA Supreme Court)
(SOURCE: GA Supreme Court)

ATLANTA, GA (WALB) - With information from the Georgia Supreme Court-

Dougherty Superior Court Judge Denise Marshall will serve as a substitute justice on the Georgia Supreme Court in place of Justice Keith Blackwell in an upcoming case.

Marshall will be one of the judges to hear the appeal of Mordica v. The State (S13G0584), on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 during its 10:00 A.M. session.

In this Lamar County case, a man is appealing the state's seizure of more than $63,000 from his car during a traffic stop in which no drugs were found and from which no criminal charges have been filed. In addition to hearing arguments, Judge Marshall will participate in the Court's decision.

The 56 year old Albany native was elected in November 2008 as Superior Court Judge in Dougherty County and was re-elected in 2012. Prior to serving on the Superior Court bench, Judge Marshall served by appointment as Associate State Court Judge and Dougherty County Magistrate from 1998-2008.

She began her judicial career in January 1994 when she was appointed Chief Judge of the Municipal Court for the City of Albany. Before becoming a judge, she was in private practice for four and a half years, and also worked with the Georgia Legal Services Program for more than a decade, providing legal assistance in civil matters to indigent clients in southwest Georgia.

In 2010, Governor Sonny Perdue appointed Judge Marshall to the board of the Georgia Commission on Family Violence. She was reappointed by Governor Nathan Deal earlier this year and remains on the Commission.

She received her law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. A member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church, Judge Marshall has a 15-year-old daughter.

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