A Gainesville attorney has announced her candidacy for a Hall County State Court bench seat that will open this year.
Michelle Hall is seeking election to the court following the retirement of State Court Chief Judge Charles Wynne. Wynne told The Times in December of his intention to leave the position at the end of 2016.
“Although I will be very sorry to see Judge Charles S. Wynne leave the bench in Hall County State Court, I am very excited for this exciting opportunity to serve the people of Hall County,” Hall said in a statement.
Aside from her position as the Municipal Court judge of Flowery Branch, Hall has practiced law for 13 years and specialized in the areas of family law, juvenile law and criminal defense. Previous steps for Hall include three years in the Hall County Solicitor’s Office and two years as the assistant solicitor for the city of Dahlonega.
Hall has served as the Flowery Branch Municipal Court judge since 2010.
“As an attorney who has practiced my entire career in the Hall County State Court, I have full knowledge that the people of Hall County need someone experienced on the bench so as to effectively manage their tax dollars while also making fair and just decisions in all cases before the Court,” Hall said. “I am that person and I look forward to being able to fill this position if elected by the people of Hall County.”