The Georgia Public Health Association is excited to announce that Georgia Supreme Court Justice Verda M. Colvin will be a plenary speaker at the 94th GPHA Annual Meeting and Conference on Jekyll Island.
Justice Colvin was appointed to the Georgia Supreme Court by Governor Brian Kemp on July 29, 2021 after having been appointed to the Georgia Court of Appeals by Governor Kemp on April 9, 2020. She is the first African-American female appointed by a Republican Governor. She previously served as a Superior Court Judge in the Macon Judicial Circuit which serves Macon Bibb, Crawford and Peach Counties having been appointed by Governor Nathan Deal on April 16, 2014.
Judge Colvin grew up in southwest Atlanta. She received her B.A. degree from Sweet Briar College in Virginia and her J.D. from University of Georgia School of Law. Prior to her appointment, she was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of Georgia. Prior to her service with the federal government, she was an Assistant District Attorney in Clayton County, GA and an Assistant Solicitor in Athens in Clarke County. She also served as Assistant General Counsel at Clarke-Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA. All of this service followed her private practice in Charlotte, NC.
Judge Colvin is committed to service professionally and personally. She is a member of the Macon Bar Association, GABWA (Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys), GAWL (Georgia Association of Women Lawyers), the Rotary-Downtown Club, Macon-Bibb Citizen Advocacy, Georgia Advocacy Advisory Committee, Sweet Briar College Board of Directors, Jack & Jill of America (Macon Chapter), and several Inn of Courts. She serves as Chair of Mount de Sales Board of Trustees and Co-chair of ONE MACON 2.0 as well. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Sweet Briar College and the Board of Trustees for Wesleyan College. Additionally, she has continually served on various committees in her role as a jurist.
She is the mother of two children Weston and Taylor. She is married to Nathaniel Walker with whom she shares two adult children, Nathan and Natalie.