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2022 Elections

Attorney Announces Campaign for Court of Appeals Against New Kemp Appointee

Longtime lawyer and *State Bar of Georgia President Elizabeth Fite announced her campaign for the Georgia Court of Appeals this week. Fite will challenge Judge Andrew Pinson, who was recently appointed by Governor Brian Kemp.

Fite is currently serving as the President of the State Bar of Georgia. She is also the co-founder of Rogers & Fite, a law firm dedicated to representing those who have suffered catastrophic injuries or lost loved ones in tractor trailer collisions or other commercial vehicle wrecks. 

Over a career spanning 17 years, Fite has worked complex liability and wrongful death lawsuits, resolving business disputes, and representing DeKalb County in public safety matters. 

From the news release:

“After nearly two decades of working in courtrooms across our great state, I've learned that the best, most qualified judges have the most experience,” said Fite. 

“The Georgia Court of Appeals conducts serious work that deals with profound issues of justice, fairness, and equality in our state.  That important work demands highly qualified judges who can be trusted to provide true justice for all. 

“My opponent, Andrew Pinson, was recently appointed to this position by Governor Brian Kemp.  He seems like a nice person, but I am challenging him in this election because political appointees with little experience undermine confidence in the courtroom. Simply put, Georgia families deserve better. 

“Over the last 17 years of practicing law, I have a proven track record of accomplishments.  I believe in our Constitution and the God-given rights it protects.  I passionately believe that a Judge stands as a protector and defender of justice for all.  

“I will bring that experience, dedication and passion to the Georgia Court of Appeals to ensure every Georgian, no matter their station in life, is treated fairly and equally in our judicial system.  Georgians can count on me to apply the law as it is written to help keep every person safe from crime.  

“My years of service will be put to use for the betterment of our community, region, and state.”

Fite grew up in south Arkansas, the daughter of a public-school teacher and a warehouse foreman, who taught her the value of hard work and a quality education. After graduating from Hendrix College, she moved to Atlanta to attend Emory Law School, earning her Juris Doctorate. 

Fite has earned multiple awards reflecting her commitment to the profession and the State Bar of Georgia, but among her proudest achievements is serving on the Judicial COVID-19 Task Force and working side-by-side with judges and legal leaders to shepherd Georgia’s justice system through this once- in-a-lifetime public health crisis.

*Disclaimer: The State Bar of Georgia does not endorse candidates.*

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