Michael L. Karpf, J.D.
Chief Judge, Superior Court, Eastern Judicial Circuit of Georgia
Class of 1968
Bachelor of Business Administration
Michael L. Karpf completed his law degree at the University of Georgia after attending Armstrong State. He is a member of the Savannah Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association, and the Council of Superior Court Judges of Georgia. Judge Karpf served on the Recorder’s Court of Savannah and the State Court of Chatham County before becoming a Superior Court judge in 1993. In 2007, he was named Administrative Judge for the Superior Court. Five years later, he was made Chief Judge, the Superior Court’s most senior position. His responsibilities include appointing jury commissioners, directing the library board, and guiding the Alternate Dispute Resolution Board.
Judge Karpf is active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors of B’nai Brith Jacob Synagogue, as past president and Board Member of the Jewish Educational Alliance, and as a Board Member of Workmen’s Circle Credit Union. He also is a former member of the Metropolitan Planning Commission, a former member of the Rotary Club of Savannah East, and former chair of the City of Savannah Civil Service Board.