Board Members

Meet the Board of Court Reporting of The Judicial Council of Georgia

Chair: Judge John K. Edwards, Jr.
Valdosta, GA
State Court Judge
July 2017– June 2019

Judge Edwards has served as the judge of the Lowndes County State Court since 2006. He also served as a solicitor and as a municipal court judge for the city of Valdosta. Judge Edwards serves on the Council of State Court Judges Executive Committee as the District 3 Representative and is Chair of the New Judges Education Committee. He is a graduate of  Wake Forest University (BA, 1989) and the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University (JD, 1992). He served as vice-chair of the Board of Court Reporting from 2015-2017. 

Vice Chair: John K. Larkins, Jr. 
Atlanta, GA
Attorney
July 2017– June 2019

John K. Larkins, Jr., is a partner at a well-known Atlanta law firm of Chilivis, Cochran, Larkins & Bever, LLP.  He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (BA, 1973) and the University of Georgia (JD, 1976). Mr. Larkins is the author of numerous legal publications, including a book, Georgia Contracts: Law & Litigation (West). He served as a member of the Board of Court Reporting from 2007- 2011 and was Chair of the Board from 2009-2011.

Pavon Bohanan
Gainesville, GA
Official Court Reporter
July 2018 – June 2020

Ms. Bohanan holds state and national certifications as a certified court reporter, obtaining her license in 1995. She is a 24/7 hands-on managing partner in the firm North Georgia Court Reporting, as well as an official court reporter to the Honorable John G. Breakfield, Hall County State Court. 

Daniel Gerswhin 
Atlanta, GA
Freelance Reporter
July 2016 – June 2019

Cheryl Gilliam
Tyrone, GA
Official Reporter
July 2017 – June 2019

Ms. Gilliam has over thirty years’ experience reporting various court proceedings, to include death penalty, medical malpractice, product liability, and domestic relations cases. She provides real-time feed in all court proceedings and to the hearing impaired. Ms. Gilliam successfully achieved the Registered Professional Reporter and Registered Merit Reporter certifications from the National Court Reporters Association. Her service to the Georgia Shorthand Reporters Association includes President and former Board of Director. Ms. Gilliam resides in the Griffin Circuit.

Kevin King
Atlanta, GA
Freelance Reporter
June 2016 – July 2020

Mr. King has more than 30 years of experience in the court reporting profession.  He began court reporting in 1984 with Atlanta Reporting Service.  Since 1988, he has worked for American Court Reporting in Atlanta as a freelance reporter.  For five years during that time, he served as Southeast trainer for Gigatron Corporation’s StenoCat software. He is currently manager of American Court Reporting, and he also works as a court reporter several times a year.  He holds an A.S. degree in court reporting from Orlando College.

Randi Strumlauf

Lilburn, GA
Freelance Reporter
July 2017 – June 2019

Ms. Strumlauf has served the Metro Atlanta legal community for over 30 years as a paralegal and, for the past 14 years, a certified court reporter. She has seven years' experience as an official court reporter in Gwinnett County Superior Court and another seven years as a freelance court reporter. Ms. Strumlauf previously served as Vice Chair of the Georgia Court Reporters Training Council for two terms. 

Christopher Paul Twyman, Esq.
Rome, GA
Attorney at Law
July 2018 – June 2020

Mr. Twyman practices in the areas of commercial and general business litigation, banking law, creditor's rights law and criminal defense. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University, where he majored in Government and minored in History.  He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. Mr. Twyman was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1999 and has practiced in all Georgia trial and appellate courts, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. 

Judge Brenda H. Trammell
Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit
Superior Court Judge
June 2016 – July 2020

Judge Trammell oversees the Baldwin County Adult Treatment Court Collaborative serving Baldwin, Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Jones, Morgan, Putnam, and Wilkinson counties.  Prior to her appointment to the bench by Governor Nathan Deal in 2015, she served as a sole practitioner in Atlanta and Madison, litigating both civil and criminal cases in all eight counties of the circuit where she is now a judge.  She also had a busy appellate practice.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Tift College and her law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law.