After he graduated high school in Augusta Bobby attended Georgia Military College in Milledgeville on an ROTC scholarship where he was co-valedictorian and Distinguished Military Student. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and his law degree at Samford University in 1995. While working his way through law school he served as an editor of a student publication, was a scholarship student, founder and president of the Georgia Student Bar Association, president of the Federalist Society and president of his senior class.
After law school Bobby joined the District Attorney’s Office in Augusta where he worked for ten years as an assistant, becoming chief of the Columbia County division. He is one of only a few prosecutors in modern Georgia history to win a conviction for murder in a case where the body of the victim has never been found. (This murder conviction has been affirmed by a unanimous vote of the Georgia Supreme Court.)
On January 1, 2005, after a successful decade as a prosecutor, Bobby went into the private practice of law concentrating in litigation. That same month Bobby was appointed Judge of Magistrate Court for Columbia County, a part-time position he has held continuously ever since. In nearly ten years as a judge he has presided over hundreds of criminal and civil cases.
Bobby has taught business law and government as an adjunct college instructor and frequently lectures on evidence law at continuing legal education seminars throughout Georgia.
Bobby joined the military as a member of the National Guard at age 17 and was commissioned an officer at 19. Bobby has been a combat engineer platoon leader and company executive officer, a Judge Advocate General (JAG) Trial Counsel, Brigade Judge Advocate, Staff Judge Advocate and currently serves as State Judge Advocate -Georgia National Guard- having been appointed to this position in October, 2012 by Governor Nathan Deal. As State Judge Advocate Bobby is the head military lawyer for the Georgia Army and Air National Guard as well as chief civilian counsel for the Georgia Department of Defense, the largest division of Georgia’s state government. He leads and supervises military lawyers, support staff and civilian employees. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Engineer Officer Basic Course, the Armor School’s Junior Officer Course in maintenance, the Law of War Course, the Judge Advocate Officer Basic and Advanced courses, Military Justice Manager course, Staff Judge Advocate course, Basic Airborne course, and the Command and General Staff College. In 2013 Bobby was selected as the first JAG officer of the Georgia National Guard to attend the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Called to active military duty February, 2003 through April, 2004, Bobby served both as a JAG and a combat engineer with the 265th Engineer Group. For his service in Iraq he received the Global War on Terror medal, the Iraq Campaign medal, two Army Commendation Medals, the Bronze Star, and the Presidential Unit Citation for Gallantry. Among his other military awards Colonel Christine has received the Meritorious Service Medal.
Bobby is married to the former Miss Sheri Lott. They have two daughters and one son. The Christine family attends Saint Teresa Catholic.