Cordele, Georgia – After serving as the Cordele Judicial Circuit Chief Superior Court Judge for a distinguished 20-year tenure, Robert W. Chasteen has announced his retirement from full-time duty effective at the end of this year. The State Bar of Georgia extends their congratulations and thanks to Judge Chasteen for his dedication and contributions to the justice system in Ben Hill, Crisp, Dooly, and Wilcox counties.
Judge Chasteen, a member of the Georgia Bar since 1969, was first elected as a Superior Court judge in 2004. Prior to his appointment, he had an extensive background in law, including private law practice and serving as the Municipal Court judge for Fitzgerald. His expertise and commitment to upholding justice earned him the Justice Thomas O. Marshall Professionalism Award from the State Bar of Georgia last year.
Throughout his career, Judge Chasteen has made significant contributions to the betterment of the justice system. His retirement marks the end of an era, as he transitions to senior judge status. The State Bar of Georgia wishes him well in the years ahead.
The retirement of Judge Chasteen raises questions about the future of the Cordele Judicial Circuit’s Superior Court. It is unknown at this time who will succeed him and continue his legacy. The appointment of a new judge will be crucial in maintaining a fair and efficient legal system for the residents of the four counties.
Throughout the years, Judge Chasteen has gained the respect and admiration of his colleagues, lawyers, and the community. His fair and impartial rulings have contributed to the public’s trust in the judicial system. As he steps down from his full-time duties, his absence will undoubtedly be felt.
Judge Chasteen’s retirement also serves as a reminder of the importance of experienced and dedicated judges in our legal system. Their commitment to justice and professionalism is essential in upholding the rule of law. The State Bar of Georgia recognizes and appreciates Judge Chasteen’s service and wishes him the best in his future endeavors.
In conclusion, Judge Robert W. Chasteen’s retirement from full-time duty as the Cordele Judicial Circuit Chief Superior Court Judge brings an end to his remarkable 20-year tenure. The State Bar of Georgia extends their congratulations and gratitude to him for his service to the people of Ben Hill, Crisp, Dooly, and Wilcox counties. As he transitions to senior judge status, the State Bar wishes him success in the next chapter of his career.