Lewis Lamb to run for Superior Court Judge

Published 3:00 pm Thursday, February 4, 2016

LEESBURG — Lewis Lamb, chief assistant District Attorney for the Southwestern Judicial Circuit, will seek election this May to replace Judge George Peagler, who is retiring from the Superior Court. The Southwestern Circuit is made up of Lee, Sumter, Macon, Schley, Stewart, and Webster counties.
Lamb has served in his current position since January 2009, and has prosecuted both felony and misdemeanor cases in every county in the Circuit. He has obtained numerous convictions throughout the Circuit in violent felony cases. He has tried multiple murder cases in Sumter, Lee County and Macon counties, and obtained guilty verdicts in every murder case he has prosecuted. As a prosecutor, Lamb said he “has forged strong relationships with state and local law enforcement agencies, courthouse personnel, and others who are involved in the fight against violent crime in South Georgia. I can bring that experience and those relationships to the job from day one and step in prepared to help protect our citizens.”
While serving the Southwestern Circuit as a whole as Chief Prosecutor, Lamb was also actively involved in the development of pretrial diversion and drug court programs in Lee County, where he serves as the prosecutor in the Probate and Magistrate Courts.
“These programs give non-violent offenders, especially younger ones, a chance to learn from their mistakes, without being saddled with a criminal history that would prevent them from being able to complete their education or obtain decent jobs. I look forward to assisting the other judges in expanding these programs throughout the Southwestern Circuit,” he said.
Lamb also spent two years working with the Circuit Public Defender’s Office. Prior to that, he was engaged in private practice, where he gained extensive experience in civil cases, including family law, business disputes, and agricultural law.
“Although I have been a prosecutor for many years now, I’ve also been on the other side of the courtroom and represented people who were charged with crimes, and I have tried numerous civil cases of all types,” he said. “My experience gives me a perspective on the court system that very few people have … and it helps me to always remember that there are two sides to every case, and that every case is important to everyone involved.”
Lamb is an honors graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law. He has been an active member of the State Bar of Georgia since 1987, and is licensed to practice before the local Federal courts as well as the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. He is the father of a daughter and three sons, all of whom attended Lee County High School.
“This is our home,” Lamb said. “My children were raised here, and this Circuit is where I go to work every day. I can think of no greater honor than to be able to continue my service to the people of our Circuit as one of their Superior Court judges.”
The nonpartisan election will be held May 24.