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Albany judge to hear case with state Supreme Court

Dougherty Superior Court Judge Denise Marshall will serve in place of a justice when the georgia Supreme Court conducts its 10 a.m. session on Monday. (Special photo)

Dougherty Superior Court Judge Denise Marshall will serve in place of a justice when the georgia Supreme Court conducts its 10 a.m. session on Monday. (Special photo)

ATLANTA — Dougherty Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Denise Marshall will serve in place of a Georgia Supreme Court justice Monday when the high court hears an appeal in a case from Lamar County.

Marshall, 56, will serve in place of Justice Keith Blackwell at the 10 a.m. session, when the court will hear arguments in Mordica v. The State. The case involves an appeal by a motorist of the state seizing more than $63,000 from his car during a traffic stop. No drugs were found in the car and no charges were lodged against the driver.

Marshall has served as a Superior Court judge since 2009 and was re-elected last year to a new term that started in January. She was associate State Court judge and a magistrate for Dougherty County 1998-2008 following four years as chief judge of Albany Municipal Court and four and a half years in private practice. She also worked with the Georgia Legal Services Program for more than a decade, providing legal assistance in civil matters to indigent persons throughout southwest Georgia.

In 2010, Gov. Sonny Perdue appointed Marshall to the board of the Georgia Commission on Family Violence, a position she was reappointed to this year by Gov. Nathan Deal. Marshall serves on the Board of Directors for Girls Inc. in Albany and is a member of the Albany Rotary Club.