Bobby L. Christine
Bobby earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, and his J.D. from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham. Bobby worked for a decade in the District Attorney’s Office in Augusta, where he prosecuted all manner of crime, including violent felonies and complex thefts. He is one of only a few prosecutors in modern Georgia to win a conviction for a murder case where the body of the victim has never been located.
Appointed Judge of Magistrate Court for Columbia County in 2005, he held that post continuously until November 2017, serving as Chief Magistrate from 2009-2012. From 2005 to 2017, Bobby also maintained a private practice concentrating in domestic, probate, personal injury, and criminal litigation.
On November 22, 2017, Bobby was sworn in as United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, having been nominated by President Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Bobby has been an Army reservist since the age of 17, both as a Combat Engineer and a Judge Advocate. He currently serves as State Judge Advocate (SJA), appointed by Governor Nathan Deal in 2012. As SJA Bobby is the senior lawyer for the Georgia National Guard, the largest division of Georgia’s state government. In his military capacity, he leads and supervises Army, Air Force, and civilian lawyers plus support staff. He is a veteran of the war in Iraq, where he prosecuted among the war’s first courts-martial, and participated in the investigation of the Abu Ghraib matter. He is a graduate of the master’s degree program at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Bobby’s military awards and citations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star medal, and the parachutist badge. In 2016, Bobby was selected the Army Career Judge Advocate of the Year. His current rank is Colonel.
He and his wife, Sheri, an elementary school teacher for Columbia County, have two daughters and one son. The Christine family resides in Evans.