H. Patrick Haggard was sworn in as a Superior Court Judge in 2011. Prior to becoming a Superior Court Judge, he practiced law in Athens and the surrounding areas in both civil and criminal matters, was a certified mediator and served on the State of Georgia Courts Automation Commission. He also served as the Municipal Court Judge for the City of Winterville from 1992-2011.
In the fall of 2013, Judge Haggard started Western Circuit Veterans Treatment Court. Veterans Treatment Court is designed to assist veterans who find themselves involved in the criminal justice system and are in need of therapy and/or substance abuse treatment, in an effort to become productive members of the community.
Judge Haggard is married to Beth Haggard. They have three children and one grandchild. He is active in Athens First United Methodist Church and Oconee County Rotary Club.
Judge Haggard and Jennifer Givan, Judicial Assistant, may be reached at 706-613-3780 or by fax 706-613-3782.