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Wood, Lisa Godbey

Born 1963 in Lexington, KY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 9, 2007, to a seat vacated by Dudley H. Bowen, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on January 30, 2007, and received commission on February 8, 2007. Served as chief judge, 2010-2017.

Education:
University of Georgia, B.A., 1985
University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1990

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Anthony A. Alaimo, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia, 1990
Private practice, Brunswick, Georgia, 1991-2004
Magistrate judge (part-time), Glynn County [Georgia] Magistrate Court, 1998-2000
U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, 2004-2007

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, June 12, 2006; no Senate vote