H. Patrick Haggard, appointed by Gov. Deal to fill the unexpired term of Judge Steve C. Jones, is the latest in a long line of superior court judges in the Western Judicial Circuit, which includes Athens. In the two-part article, adapted from a speech he gave at the UGA law school, Prof. Donald E. Wilkes Jr. takes a look at the history of the circuit and the judges who have served it.
Wilkes, Donald E. Jr., "The Western Judicial Circuit Today and in Bygone Times: A Short History of Local Superior Court Judges - Part One" (2011). Popular Media. Paper 90.