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Aug. 30 - Magistrate Judge from St. Simons confirmed to Georgia's Southern District

Brunswick Business Journal Staff Report
 
August 30, 2018 -  Judge R. Stan Baker, of St. Simons Island, Ga., was approved by the Senate this week to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. “Serving the people of the Southern District has been and will continue to be the greatest honor of my professional life,” said Judge Baker in a press release. “At a time like this, I can’t help but reflect upon the countless people that have believed in me and supported me throughout my life. This moment is as much of a product of their kindness, grace, and sacrifice as any talent I may possess or effort I may have expended.”
 
Baker was nominated to serve on the U.S. District Court by President Trump on Sept. 7, 2017, and the nomination was approved in committee by a vote of 17-4 on Jan. 18, 2018. Baker has served as an U.S. magistrate judge for the Southern District of Georgia since Feb. 3, 2015. Prior to his service on the bench, Baker was an attorney from 2009-2015 with The Jordan Firm, LLC, in St. Simons Island, and with Prior, Daniel, & Wiltshire, LLC, in Athens, Ga., from 2006 to 2009. Baker litigated a wide range of civil, commercial, and criminal matters in state and federal courts.
 
“Judge Stan Baker is a great and talented Georgian who is well-qualified for this position,” said Senator Johnny Isakson in a press release. “His work as a litigator and his service on the bench have provided him with a deep grasp of legal procedure, and his record of distinguished service to our state gives me confidence that he will continue to serve us well. At his Senate hearing, Judge Baker confirmed what people in South Georgia already knew: He will bring to this role the same open-mindedness and fairness in his decision-making on the bench that he has delivered throughout his career.”
 
Isakson and Senator David Perdue introduced Baker ahead of his nomination hearing in the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Dec. 13, 2017.
 
“Judge Stan Baker has an exceptional legal background, and there is no doubt in my mind that he will continue to serve his state and country with integrity as a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Georgia,” said Perdue. “I congratulate Judge Baker on his confirmation and applaud President Trump for selecting such an impressive Georgian to fill this seat on the federal bench.”
 
Baker earned his undergraduate degree from Davidson College in Davidson, N.C., and graduated from law school magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law.
 

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