Governor Brian Kemp announced Tuesday that he was making two appointments for Solicitor General positions in Emanuel County and Toombs County.
Kemp said in a press release that he would be appointing Cindy Delgado as the Solicitor General of Emanuel County and Thomas Peterson as the Solicitor General of Toombs County.
Cindy C. Delgado is a general practitioner for J. Kendall Gross, P.C. with a predominate focus on criminal defense and family law. Her practice experience also includes general civil litigation, local government representation, real estate transactions, and estate planning. She has brought cases before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia as well as the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District. Delgado earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and her J.D. from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.
Thomas Alexander Peterson IV works as a sole practitioner at the Law Firm of Tom A. Peterson IV, LLC. His practice includes criminal defense, civil litigation, real estate transactions, and workers compensation. Peterson currently serves as the city attorney for Lyons, Georgia and the county attorney for neighboring Tattnall County. He has served on the Advisory Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia since 2013. Peterson earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and his J.D. from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He and his wife, Dr. Letty Revell Peterson, live in Vidalia and attend Cornerstone Church.
In Emanuel County, the position of Solicitor General is a part-time position, as is the one in Toombs County.
Under Georgia law, a full-time solicitor-general of the state court or any full-time employees of the solicitor-general are prohibited from engaging in the private practice of law. A part-time solicitor-general of the state court and any part-time assistant solicitor-general may engage in the private practice of law but is not allowed to represent defendants in criminal matters in such solicitor-general’s state court or appear on behalf of any client, other than the state, in any matter that is within the duties of such solicitor-general.