Hall County Assistant District Attorney Bill Akins is running for State Court judge.
He announced his candidacy Wednesday for the seat to be vacated this year by Chief State Court Judge Charles Wynne.
Akins has been a trial attorney for 32 years and a prosecutor in DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties, as well as in the Mountain Judicial Circuit.
He received his education at The Citadel and Woodrow Wilson College of Law.
Akins touted his track record with more than 200 jury trials over his career.
“There comes a point where it’s a logical progression,” he said. “I think I can be of service because I’ve done so many. I know what I’m doing.”
He has lived in Hall County for the past 13 years and has one daughter who attends the University of North Georgia.
“I’ve seen the way people move cases or don’t move cases, and I think I can not only handle individual trials well, but I can make sure the whole caseload moves so nobody has to wait an unreasonable time to get their case resolved,” Akins said.
Attorneys Michelle Hall and John Breakfield announced their candidacies earlier this month.