Following reelection to a fifth term in office, the Honorable Jeffrey S. Bagley took the oath of office as Chief Judge of the Superior Court of Forsyth County, Bell-Forsyth Judicial Circuit, at 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022.
After taking the oath of office, Chief Judge Bagley delivered the State of the Courts Address. Judge Bagley’s address covered capital improvements, future plans, Accountability Courts, post-pandemic status of the Courts as well as the hard work judges and staff have put in during and after the pandemic.
Judge Bagley earned his bachelor’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his law degree from Emory University. After practicing law for ten years, he served three years as Judge of the State Court of Forsyth County including a simultaneous two-year term as a Judge of the Juvenile Court of Forsyth County. Since 2000, Judge Bagley has served as a Superior Court Judge for the Bell-Forsyth Judicial Circuit. He became Chief Judge of the Circuit since 2003 and continues to serve in that capacity.
Chief Judge Bagley was re-elected to serve a four-year term on May 24, 2022.