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Louisa Abbot
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Court Information:
Eastern Judicial Circuit, Georgia
Title:   Judge
Active:   2000-2018
Past position:   Law Clerk, Georgia Superior Courts
Past position 2:   Attorney in private practice
Personal History
Home state:   Georgia
Religion:   Presbyterian
Undergraduate:   Augusta College
Law School:   University of Georgia
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Eastern Judicial Circuit
Position:  Abbot
State:  Georgia
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  5/20/2014
Election vote:  100%ApprovedA

Louisa Abbot is a judge of the Eastern Circuit of Georgia.[1] She was appointed to the court in 2000, and has won all subsequent elections. Her current term expires in 2018.


Abbott received her undergraduate degree from Augusta College, and her J.D. from the University of Georgia.[2]


Abbott was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1982. She began her career as a law clerk for judge Avant Edenfield, judge of the United States District Court. After that, she worked in private practice, and then clerked for Chief Judge Perry Brannen, Jr. of the Georgia Superior Court.[3]



See also: Georgia judicial elections, 2014
Abbot ran for re-election to the Eastern Judicial Circuit, Georgia.
General: She won without opposition in the general election on May 20, 2014.[4][5]


Abbot was re-elected after running unopposed.[6][7]

Main article: Georgia judicial elections, 2010

Awards and associations

  • 2004: Woman of Achievement award from the Oglethorpe Business & Professional Women's Club
  • 2004: Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service
  • 2002: Joseph T. Tuggle, Jr. Professionalism Award from the Family Law Section of the Bar
  • 1993: Distinguished Service Award from the Savannah Jaycees
  • 1993: Robert E. Robinson Award from the Younger Lawyer's Section of the Savannah Bar Association
  • Past-president, Savannah Bar Association
  • Past-president, Georgia Bar Foundation
  • Former member, Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution (member for 6 years)
  • Member, Georgia Child Support Commission
  • Chairperson, Uniform Rules Committee of the Council of Superior Court Judges
  • Past-president, Rotary Club of Savannah
  • Former member, United Way Board
  • Former member, Board of Curators for the Georgia Historical Society
  • Past Chairperson, Chatham Savannah Citizen Advocacy Board[3]

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