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Senior Judge Loring A. Gray, Jr.

Judge Loring A. Gray, Jr.


225 Pine Avenue, Suite 220
P. O. Box 1827
Albany, Georgia 31702
Phone: (229) 432-1709



Undergraduate: Albany Junior College, AA, 1971;
University of Georgia, AB (History), 1972
Graduate: University of Georgia School of Law, JD, 1976 (Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity).

Military Experience: U.S. Navy, 1966-71, Aviation Electronics Technician, specializing in defensive electronic countermeasures; awards include Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation with Gallantry Cross, Vietnam Expeditionary Medal.
Pre-judicial Employment: 1976-79: Assistant District Attorney, Daugherty Judicial Circuit
1979-83: Partner in Gilberg, Kraselsky & Gray
1983-86: Partner in Hodges, Erwin & Gray
1979-86: Prosecuting Attorney and City Police Advisor, Albany Municipal Court

Judicial Employment:

Appointed Judge, Superior Court, Dougherty County Judicial Circuit, January 21, 1986
Assumed position of Chief Judge, January 1, 1996
Assumed Senior Judge status, January 1, 2009

Professional Memberships:

State Bar of Georgia
Dougherty Circuit Bar Association (President, 1984-85)
Council of Superior Court Judges
Former Member of Executive Committee while serving as District Administrative Judge, Second Judicial Administrative District
Former Member, State of Georgia Court Automation Commission
Member, American Judges Association.

Lecture and Instruction Experience: Regular instructor for the Institute of Continuing Judicial Education, teaching all classes of state courts (courses include Basic Computers, Computer Applications for Judges, and Integration of Computerized Legal Research with Word Processing); lecturer on various topics, including Hearsay Evidence, Judicial Recusal, and Attorney-Conducted Voir Dire (before South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association).
Personal Memberships: Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (former Sunday School teacher and vestry member); Stonebridge Golf & Country Club; Gridiron Secret Society; UGA President's Club; Joseph Henry Lumpkin Society.
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