Irwin W. Stolz, Jr., 1972-1977
IRWIN W. STOLZ, JR., served on the Court of Appeals of Georgia 1972-1977. He was born November 9, 1929, at Emory University, Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia and Emory University undergraduate and law schools (A.B. and LL.B. Emory 1958). He was admitted to the Bar, 1958, and began his law practice in LaFayette, Georgia. He served as Walker County Attorney 1965-1972 and City of Chickamauga Attorney 1965-1972. He was active in the Georgia Bar Association/State Bar of Georgia as a member and chairman of many committees. He served on the Board of Governors 1960-1972; was elected president-elect of the State Bar of Georgia, 1969, and served as president 1970-1971. Judge Stolz was chairman of the Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia 1969-1970 and 1971-1972; Director of the American Judicature Society 1977-1980; director of the Law in American Society Foundation 1972-1976; judicial Nominating Commission 1971-1972; Governor's Commission on Judicial Processes 1971-1972 and 1984 and 1985; State Crime Commission 1971-1972 and 1974-1976.
Judge Stolz was appointed to the Court of Appeals of Georgia on April 3,1972. In addition to his judicial duties, Judge Stolz served on the Judicial Council of Georgia 1974-1977 (vice chairman 1977). He resigned from the Court to re-enter the private practice of law. He was to-counsel in the landmark case of Ford Motor Company vs. Stubblefield, 171 Ga. App. 331 (1984) and is currently a senior partner in Gambrell, Clarke, Anderson and Stolz, Atlanta, Georgia.
In 1957 Judge Stolz was married to the former Mary Montyne Shattuck, LaFayette, Ga. They have one son, Irwin W. Stolz III ("Will"). In 1977, he married the former Mary Bell Harrison of Savannah. He has three stepchildren, Wiley A. Wasden III, Robert H. Stolz, and Mary Bell A. Wasden.