Pierre Branding Group welcomes Judge Holly Veal as our December 2019 Featured Mentor. Get to know Judge Holly Veal.
Judge Veal was appointed by Former Governor Nathan Deal to the Flint Circuit Superior Court in 2018. She attended the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law, on full merit scholarship, where she earned a position as a staff member on the Journal of Law, Technology and Policy. While at the University of Pittsburgh she worked as a teachers’ assistant with CLEO, Inc. an organization seeking to create greater education, diversity and equality in the legal profession. Judge Veal also worked with the Pennsylvania Board of Education to provide academic assistance to at risk children in the classroom setting. While she went to law school with the intention of becoming a big firm lawyer, her work with CLEO and the Pennsylvania Governor’s office of General Counsel ignited, in her, a passion for public service.
Judge Veal obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and her Masters in Business Administration from Georgia State University. Over her 15 years of practice she has worked as a Senior Assistant District Attorney, Assistant Public Defender, and operated a successful law firm. She has earned recognition for her work as a prosecutor and defense lawyer arguing before the Georgia Supreme Court. She served on the Formal Advisory Opinion Board through the State Bar of Georgia and also on the Board of Directors for the Hands of Hope Clinic, an organization Judge Veal is passionate about.
She was recently awarded a plaque from the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for her work as chair of the Debra Blum Mental Health Committee. Judge Veal’s career experience has provided her with a unique perspective which she brings to the bench. Judge Veal is married to Lindsey Veal, Jr and they share two daughters and two shih tzus.