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Piedmont Circuit
Superior Court
Serves Banks County

144 Yonah-Homer Road
Homer, Georgia 30547
(706) 677-6282

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Piedmont Circuit Superior Court
Serves Banks County

The Superior Courts of Georgia is a court of general jurisdiction handling both civil and criminal law actions. Superior Court Judges preside over cases involving misdemeanors, contract disputes, premises liability, and various other actions. In addition, the Superior Court has exclusive equity jurisdiction over all cases of divorce, title to land, and felonies involving jury trials, including death penalty cases.

General Info:  Many questions can be answered through through the Clerk of Court.
Court Calendar:  Click here for the current year Supreme Court Calendar.
Piedmont Circuit Court Judges:
Chief Judge David Motes
652 Barrow Park Drive, Suite H
Winder,Georgia 30680
Phone: 770-307-3032
Fax: 770-307-3033
Secretary: Vicki Murch
Currie M. Mingledorff, II
652 Barrow Park Drive, Suite H
Winder, Georgia 30680
Phone: 770-867-1162
Fax:     770-307-3033
Secretary: Heather Tarver
Judge Joseph H. Booth
  5000 Jackson Parkway, Suite 330
  Jefferson, GA 30549
  Phone: 706-387-6392
  Secretary: Karla Branch 
Wayne McLocklin
5000 Jackson Parkway, Suite 330
 Jefferson, GA 30549
Phone: 706-387-6392
Secretary: Dawn Crowder
Senior Judge T. Penn McWhorter
  652 Barrow Park Drive
  Winder, Georgia 30680
  Phone: 770-307-2981
  Fax: 770-307-3033 
Senior Judge Robert W. Adamson
P.O. Box 1212
Winder, GA 30680
Phone: 770-307-1973
Fax: 770-307-1978

Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the difference between State, Magistrate, Probate & Superior Courts?

Superior Court is responsible for handling cases involving serious crimes (felonies), civil disputes, real estate matters and family and domestic relations issues.

State Court handles civil law actions not otherwise within the jurisdiction of Superior Court, dispossessions, misdemeanors, and certain traffic offenses.

Magistrate Court (Civil Division) hears cases involving civil claims of $15,000 or less.

Probate Court has exclusive jurisdiction in probate of wills, administration of estates, appointment of guardians, involuntary hospitalizations, issuance of pistol licenses and marriage licenses.

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