Gov. Nathan Deal announced his second judicial appointment Wednesday, this time to Lowndes County State Court.
Workers’ compensation lawyer Ellen Golden will join the court, filling a new judgeship created by the passage of House Bill 986 during this year’s General Assembly.
Golden, a partner at Ryan & Golden in Valdosta, earned her law degree from Mercer University. According to her firm’s website, Golden started her career in general practice before working as an assistant district attorney in the Alapaha Judicial Circuit. She left the public sector in 2000 to begin her workers’ compensation practice.
At first, Golden represented employers and insurance companies, her site states. Now, she represents “select defense clients” and injured workers.