Gary L. Mikell
Gary L. Mikell is Judge of the State Court of Bulloch County. Judge Mikell was reared in Statesboro, Georgia. He was an honor graduate of Statesboro High School in 1972 and was graduated summa cum laude from Georgia Southern College in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism.
Prior to entering the field of law, Judge Mikell worked as a newspaper reporter with the Savannah Morning News and Evening Press. He is also a veteran of the United States Air Force, having graduated from the Department of Defense Language Institute and served in the Republic of Korea and at the National Security Agency.
Judge Mikell attended law school at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, where he was graduated cum laude in 1985. While in law school, he served on the Editorial Board of the Mercer Law Review. Following graduation from law school, Judge Mikell served for two years as a law clerk for Justice Hardy Gregory, Jr. on the Supreme Court of Georgia. He then entered the private practice of law in his hometown of Statesboro.
Prior to being elected State Court Judge in 2000, Judge Mikell also served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia. He was a member of the Board of Court Reporting of the Judicial Council of Georgia for four years. In 1996, he was elected as Solicitor General of the State Court of Bulloch County.
Judge Mikell is a member and past lay leader of Pittman Park United Methodist Church. He is a member and past president of both the Bulloch County Bar Association and the Kiwanis Club of Statesboro. Judge Mikell is a 1990 graduate of Leadership Bulloch. In 2001, Judge Mikell was accepted as a Fellow of the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia.