05/14/13

 

TWHBEA Senior Vice President Black Selected As Magistrate Judge

Loyd Hall ‘Buster’ Black, Jr., the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ And Exhibitors’ Association’s (TWHBEA) Senior Vice President and a practicing attorney for 42 years, has been selected as Fayette County, Georgia’s new magistrate judge. He was appointed to the post by Fayette County Chief Superior Court Judge Christopher Edwards. His duties as a magistrate judge will include ruling on arrest warrant petitions filed by both law enforcement and the general public, setting bond for criminal defendants and hearing certain civil cases involving claims of less than $15,000 and other civil cases without limit.

Black is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law and was sworn into the bar in 1971. He practiced briefly in New York City before joining an Atlanta law firm in 1972 and opening his own firm in Atlanta in 1978. He has continued in private practice since that time, moving his practice to Fayette County in 1994. Recently, he has specialized in regulatory matters of the equine industry on a regional and national basis.  He will preside one week of every four and is permitted to continue his private practice.

Judge Edwards noted that Black has experience in appearing before state and federal courts across the country, stating, “I am confident he will apply his talents and abilities to serve the people of Fayette County well and will fit comfortably with the other members of the court.”

TWHBEA Executive Director Ron Thomas stated, “We are very proud of Buster and offer our sincere congratulations on this fine appointment as a magistrate judge. We know that he will serve the people of Fayette County, Georgia very well.”

 

 


 

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