About Our Office

Our Mission

To seek justice, act with integrity, and provide ethical, competent and professional service to the citizens of the Brunswick Judicial Circuit and the State of Georgia.


The District Attorney

District Attorney Keith Higgins has been an attorney for more than 35 years. He was a prosecuting attorney in the District Attorney’s Office for the Brunswick Judicial Circuit for over 20 years before leaving for private practice. Higgins practiced in his own firm for nearly ten years.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for seven years, attaining the rank of sergeant.

Higgins graduated in the top third of his Mercer Law School Class, graduating with a Juris Doctorate. While at Mercer, he was a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law and was a member of the Mercer Law Review.

A native of Georgia, Higgins attended Kennesaw College for undergraduate school, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science.

A resident of Glynn County, Higgins has been married for 39 years with four children.

He and his wife, Virginia, are active members of Community Church where they serve in the youth ministry. Higgins is an Eagle Scout.


District Attorney Keith Higgins

The Office

The District Attorney for the Brunswick Judicial Circuit serves Appling, Camden, Glynn, Jeff Davis and Wayne counties. 

The office employs more than 40 committed professionals as prosecutors, victim advocates, legal assistants, investigators and support staff. Our offices are located in Brunswick, Jesup, Baxley and Woodbine. 


Open Records Act Request: Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-18-71(b)(2), the Open Records Officer for the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office is Cathy Browning. Written requests should be submitted to her via email at cbrowning@pacga.org or by mail to the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, Attention: Cathy Browning, 210 E. 4th St., Woodbine, GA 31569.
Media Policy: The Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney aims to scrupulously follow the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct. The office is not ethically allowed to answer many questions posed by reporters, whatever the journalistic merit. The office cannot, for example, discuss an accused party’s criminal history or speculate about the impact of a particular piece of evidence. These rules are in place to ensure a defendant’s rights to a fair trial and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.