Clyde L. Reese
Judge Clyde L. Reese was appointed to the Court of Appeals of Georgia on December 1, 2016 by Governor Nathan Deal. Judge Reese previously served as the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH). He has also served as an assistant attorney general for the state of Georgia and as general counsel for the State Health Planning Agency. Judge Reese practiced health care regulatory law and administrative law in the private sector from 2003 through 2007. He returned to state government in 2007 as the executive director of the Division of Health Planning at DCH. Judge Reese was commissioner of DCH in 2010 prior to serving as commissioner of the Georgia Department of Human Services from 2011 through 2013. Judge Reese earned a bachelor's degree from Georgia State University and a law degree from Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He has five children and resides in Douglasville.