Superior Court Judge Jason Deal was honored at the annual Council of Superior Court meeting in Athens.
Deal was the recipient of the Emory Findley Award for “outstanding judicial service,” an honor in its sixth year of recognizing judges.
According to the council, the award recognizes a judge who “exemplifies Judge Findley’s virtues of visionary leadership, resolve and dedication.”
Deal was appointed to the Superior Court bench in 2005 and has been re-elected in 2006, 2010 and 2014. He also presides over Hall County Drug Court and Dawson County Treatment Court.