Judge Gregory V. Sapp

Honorable Gregory V. Sapp

Judge Gregory V. Sapp graduated from the University of Georgia with an undergraduate degree in history and political science, and from the University of Georgia School of Law. Judge Sapp was in the private practice of law for 25 years before taking the State Court bench in 2011. Over the course of his career as an attorney, Judge Sapp represented individuals and businesses in a wide range of litigated civil and criminal legal matters in both state and federal courts, and before numerous state and federal agencies.

Judge Sapp is a past president of the Savannah Bar Association, a Life Fellow of Georgia Bar Foundation, and has volunteered his time in the community with numerous organizations including as a board member for the United Way of the Coastal Empire, Savannah Philharmonic Advisory Board, Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless, and Communities in Schools of Savannah. Judge Sapp is a past-president of the Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club, serves on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, is a Leadership Savannah graduate, and a Deacon at Southside Baptist Church.

Judge Sapp served two terms on the Savannah Chatham County Board of Public Education. While serving on the school board Judge Sapp was elected as vice-president, and was the founding chairman of the EPLOST oversight Capital Improvement Committee. Judge Sapp is a past- president of Oglethorpe Charter School.

Judge Sapp is active in the Council of State Court Judges of Georgia, serving as the First District Administrative Judge, as a member of the Executive Committee, and as Chairman of the Uniform Rules Committee.

Judge Sapp became Chief Judge in 2021.