G. F. “Pete” Peterman, III, became the Acting United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia by operation of law under the Vacancies Reform Act on November 30, 2015.
Mr. Peterman is a “Double Bear,” having received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Mercer University in 1973 and his Juris Doctorate from the Walter F. George School of Law (Mercer Law School) in 1976.
During his career Mr. Peterman practiced privately in Macon for twelve years both in his own firm and as a partner in the Macon firm of Stone, Christian and Peterman. He also served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Macon Judicial Circuit. In 1990 he entered service with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Georgia, where he has practiced for twenty-six years. In that office he has served as the Criminal Division Chief and, for the past eighteen years, as the First Assistant United States Attorney . Mr. Peterman has been the Acting or Interim United States Attorney on three prior occasions. He has also received a Department of Justice Director’s Award for Outstanding Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney. He taught trial practice as an adjunct professor at his alma mater, the Walter F. George School of Law, from 1996 to 2014.
Mr. Peterman lives with his wife, Susan, in Macon.