A new man soon will be wearing robes in Grovetown.
City officials appointed Travers Chance as the city's new Municipal Court judge July 27.
"I think this is an excellent choice," City Councilwoman Rosa Lee Owens said.
She said the lawyer is knowledgeable and will be unbiased, making rulings based on the facts of each case.
Chance replaces Judge Peter Johnson, who stepped down in May.
A 1993 Lakeside High School graduate, Chance attended Augusta State University, Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville and the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
Chance, 33, primarily has been practicing felony criminal defense law since he joined the Law Offices of Chance and Chance with his uncle, Calvin Chance Jr., in 2002. He also is a member of the federal bar of the Southern District of Georgia.
"I think it'll be a challenge, but I think it'll be fun," Chance said. "I think it is going to be a learning experience at the same time."
Chance, who lives just outside of Grovetown off Columbia Road, said the job offers him an opportunity to use his knowledge of the law to help the city.
"I look at my job as way to kind of give back to the community," he said. "I felt like that was one way to kind of express what I have learned and spread it to the community. ... I just felt like I would make a good judge with my experience."
Grovetown officials chose Chance from several candidates.
"I think this is going to be good for Grovetown," said City Councilman Robert Newman. "I really do."
Chance took the bench in the Municipal Court in Tuesday's session.
Travers Chance has practiced criminal defense law for seven years.
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