AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW / WAGT) – Bobby L. Christine, the U.S. attorney overseeing Augusta, has been named acting U.S. attorney for the Atlanta area.
He will remain a U.S. attorney for the southern district of Georgia while assuming the additional role in the northern district, his office said Tuesday.
He is taking over the northern district following the sudden resignation of Byung J. “BJay” Pak on Monday, who reportedly cited “unforeseen circumstances” for his departure.
He was appointed by President Donald Trump and sworn in for the southern district in 2017. He worked in the Augusta prosecutor’s office for a decade.
He was appointed a judge in the Columbia County District Court in 2005 and served uninterruptedly through November 2017. From 2009 to 2012 he was the chief judge. He also maintained a private practice from 2005 to 2017 that focused on domestic affairs, probate proceedings, personal injury, and criminal proceedings.
He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and his doctorate in law from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Alabama.
He has been an army reservist since he was 17. His awards and quotes include the Legion of Merit, the Medal of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Parachutist Badge. His current rank is Brigadier General.
He and his wife, Sheri, a Columbia County elementary school teacher, have two daughters and one son. You live in Evans.
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