Justice Verda M. Colvin was appointed to the Supreme Court on July 20, 2021, by Gov.Brian Kemp. She is the first African-American female appointed by a Republican governor to the state’s high court. Born and raised in Atlanta, Justice Colvin attended Daniel McLaughlin Therrell High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree in government and religion from Sweetbriar College in Virginia and her Juris doctorate from the University Of Georgia School Of Law. Justice Colvin is a member of several organizations and boards: The Order of Barristers, Macon Bar Association, American Bar Association (ABA), Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA), Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL), Gate City Bar-Judicial Section, William A. Bootle American Inn of Court, Charles Weltner Family Inn of Court, Clarence Cooper Inn of Court, Clarke-Carley Inn of Court, the Downtown Rotary Club of Macon, Board of Trustees for Mount de Sales Academy (Chair of Board in 2021-2022), Jack and Jill of America-Macon Chapter(Associate), Board of Directors for the Fuller Center for Housing of Macon (President 2018-2021), Regional Partnership Council of the Boys and Girls Club of central Georgia, Macon-Bibb Citizens Advocacy Board, and Co-chair of ONEMACON2.0, Macon-Bibb Citizen Advocacy Board. Justice Colvin is a proud Leadership Macon 2010 graduate. She is a member of First Baptist Church where she serves on the Women’s Ministry Leadership Team. She is the proud mother of two children, Weston and Taylor, and the wife of Nathaniel Walker with whom she shares two other adult children, Nathan and Nathalie.