For eight years running, Georgia has been named the ‘Top State in the Country to Do Business.’ In an effort to keep that designation going, state officials created a statewide business court — following approval by Georgia voters in 2018 and codified with bipartisan support in the 2019 legislative session. The court, which was designed to provide “specialized expertise in the adjudication of complex commercial cases, with an eye toward efficiency and responsiveness,” now has a new judge to oversee proceedings.

On Wednesday, Gov. Brian Kemp appointed Carrollton’s William “Bill” Hamrick III to serve as the new Statewide Business Court judge. He is only the second judge to hold this position, succeeding Walt Davis who was appointed to the position in 2019. Hamrick is a former state senator. 

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