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Mumford to hear state Supreme Court case today

ATLANTA — Judge Robert F. Mumford of the Rockdale Judicial Circuit was selected to serve today in place of Justice Keith Blackwell in the appeal of The State v. Brown (S12G1305). The Supreme Court of Georgia was scheduled to hear the arguments in its 10 a.m. session.

In this high-profile Cobb County case, the district attorney is appealing a decision that threw out the indictment against the former chief executive officer of the Cobb Electric Membership Cooperative (EMC). In addition to hearing arguments, Mumford will participate in the court’s decision.

Mumford, 60, was elected to an open seat in the Rockdale Judicial Circuit in 2012. Before becoming a Superior Court judge, he served as district attorney and state representative for Rockdale County. He also had a successful private practice in Conyers.

Mumford has participated in numerous judicial and community organizations. He is past president of the Rockdale Bar Association, past representative to the Board of Governors for the Rockdale Judicial Circuit, and served many years on the Nancy Guinn Library Board and as a board member of the Conyers-Rockdale Council for the Arts. He has received awards from the Georgia Municipal Association and the Georgia Superior Court Clerk's Association for his prior service.

Mumford is a graduate of the University of Georgia (1975) and the Lumpkin School of Law at the University of Georgia (1978). He is married to Bette Jo Mumford and has one son, Beau Mumford. They are members of Crossroads United Methodist Church in Rockdale County.