The Honorable John M. Stephenson

Appointed By: Gov. John Nathan Deal

Biography

Hon. John M. Stephenson is a judge for the Dougherty County State Court in Georgia. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Nathan Deal in October 2018, filling the vacancy created by the appointment of the Hon. Victoria S. Darrisaw to the Dougherty County Superior Court.

His judicial career has also included presiding as a magistrate judge for the Dougherty County Magistrate Court (2015 to 2018).

Prior to beginning his judicial career, Stephenson practiced for thirty-one years with the law firm of Watson, Spence, Lowe & Chambless. He first joined the firm as an associate in 1984 and was elected partner in 1989.

Stephenson received a B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1981. He went on to complete a J.D. at the University of Georgia School of Law in 1984. While a law student, Stephenson served on the Editorial Board of the Georgia Law Review.

His memberships have included the Dougherty Circuit Bar Association (past president) and the Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Georgia (former Director).

Stephenson has also sat as a member of the State Bar of Georgia’s Investigative Panel and the Council of Magistrate Court Judges Rules Committee.

His civic involvement has included the Albany Rotary Club (past president), the Georgia Society of the Cincinnati (past secretary), the Southwest Georgia Easter Seal Society (Board of Directors), the Georgia Easter Seal Society, Goodwill of Southwest Georgia, and the Albany Symphony Association. Stephenson also served on the Board of Trustees of Deerfield-Windsor School and was a member of its Head of School Search Committee.

He is a graduate of Leadership Albany, Class of 1996.

Stephenson was married to the late Hon. Nancy Smith (deceased), a former judge of the Dougherty County Probate Court. The couple has two grown sons. Stephenson attends Albany First United Methodist Church.

He is a native of Albany, Georgia.

Recent Cases by Hon. John M. Stephenson

On August 3, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Dougherty County. Judge JOHN M. STEPHENSON presiding.

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Aug 03, 2022

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Dougherty County, GA

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On July 19, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Dougherty County. Judge JOHN M. STEPHENSON presiding.

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Jul 19, 2022

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Dougherty County, GA

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Aug 05, 2022

On July 19, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Dougherty County. Judge JOHN M. STEPHENSON presiding.

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Jul 19, 2022

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Dougherty County, GA

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Aug 05, 2022

On July 15, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Dougherty County. Judge JOHN M. STEPHENSON presiding.

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Jul 15, 2022

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Dougherty County, GA

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Jul 30, 2022

On July 14, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Dougherty County. Judge JOHN M. STEPHENSON presiding.

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Jul 14, 2022

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Dougherty County, GA

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Jul 30, 2022

On July 8, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Dougherty County. Judge JOHN M. STEPHENSON presiding.

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Jul 08, 2022

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Dougherty County, GA

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Jul 28, 2022

On July 8, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Dougherty County. Judge JOHN M. STEPHENSON presiding.

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Jul 08, 2022

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Dougherty County, GA

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Jul 28, 2022

On May 6, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Dougherty County. Judge JOHN M. STEPHENSON presiding.

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May 06, 2022

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Dougherty County, GA

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Jul 06, 2022

On May 5, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Dougherty County. Judge JOHN M. STEPHENSON presiding.

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May 05, 2022

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Dougherty County, GA

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May 21, 2022

On April 26, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Dougherty County. Judge JOHN M. STEPHENSON presiding.

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Apr 26, 2022

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Dougherty County, GA

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May 12, 2022

On April 18, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Dougherty County. Judge JOHN M. STEPHENSON presiding.

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Apr 18, 2022

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Dougherty County, GA

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May 03, 2022

On April 1, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Dougherty County. Judge JOHN M. STEPHENSON presiding.

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Apr 01, 2022

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Dougherty County, GA

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Apr 16, 2022

On March 7, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Dougherty County. Judge JOHN M. STEPHENSON presiding.

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Mar 07, 2022

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Dougherty County, GA

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Mar 23, 2022

On February 24, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Dougherty County. Judge JOHN M. STEPHENSON presiding.

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Feb 24, 2022

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Dougherty County, GA

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Mar 12, 2022

On February 21, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Dougherty County. Judge JOHN M. STEPHENSON presiding.

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Feb 21, 2022

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Dougherty County, GA

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Mar 08, 2022

On February 16, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Dougherty County. Judge JOHN M. STEPHENSON presiding.

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Feb 16, 2022

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Dougherty County, GA

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Mar 04, 2022

On February 14, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Dougherty County. Judge JOHN M. STEPHENSON presiding.

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Feb 14, 2022

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Dougherty County, GA

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Mar 01, 2022

On January 20, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Dougherty County. Judge JOHN M. STEPHENSON presiding.

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Jan 20, 2022

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Dougherty County, GA

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Feb 05, 2022

On January 5, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Dougherty County. Judge JOHN M. STEPHENSON presiding.

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Jan 05, 2022

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Dougherty County, GA

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Feb 12, 2022

On December 7, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Dougherty County. Judge JOHN M. STEPHENSON presiding.

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Dec 07, 2021

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Dougherty County, GA

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Feb 11, 2022

On September 29, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Dougherty County. Judge JOHN M. STEPHENSON presiding.

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Sep 29, 2021

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Dougherty County, GA

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Feb 11, 2022

On September 29, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Dougherty County. Judge JOHN M. STEPHENSON presiding.

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Sep 29, 2021

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Dougherty County, GA

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Feb 11, 2022

On September 27, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Dougherty County. Judge JOHN M. STEPHENSON presiding.

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Sep 27, 2021

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Dougherty County, GA

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Feb 11, 2022

On September 24, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Dougherty County. Judge JOHN M. STEPHENSON presiding.

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Sep 24, 2021

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Dougherty County, GA

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