In accordance with Supreme Court Justice Melton’s Judicial Emergency Order of September 14, 2020, criminal and civil matters shall be scheduled in accordance with that Order and with the Athens-Clarke and Oconee Counties’ COVID-19 protocols and guidelines. Any matters previously tolled by Justice Melton’s March 14, 2020 Order shall be determined in accordance with the Order of September 10, 2020. Criminal and civil matters shall be conducted virtually as much as possible. Jury trials remain suspended. If a litigant’s health and safety is at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact Ms. Kelli Bardner at (706) 310-3606 (Oconee office) or (706) 613-3185 (Clarke office) for further instructions, or email Ms. Bardner at the following address: email@example.com.
Judge Lott presides in the Superior Court of the Western Judicial Circuit, which covers Athens-Clarke County and Oconee County. The Superior Courts are Georgia’s highest level trial courts of general jurisdiction, with exclusive constitutional authority over felony criminal cases, family law cases, equity matters, and other actions.
Judge Lott was sworn-in December 28, 2018.
Filing for Divorce in Athens-Clarke County: What to expect and how the process works video
ACCGov and the Access to Justice Initiative have produced an informational video available on YouTube featuring Judge Lott. The video discusses the process for filing a divorce in Athens-Clarke County. The video was filmed with funding from the Community Foundation of Greater Louisville and the University of Georgia School of Law.