Beth Burton serves as Deputy Attorney General and Director of the Criminal Justice Division, where she oversees the Capital Litigation Section, the Post-Conviction Section, and the Public Safety Section. Prior to that, she served as head of the Capital Litigation Section. Beth received her B.A. in History from the University of Georgia in 1989 and then attended the Lumpkin School of Law at the University of Georgia where she earned her JD in 1992. Beth has litigated extensively in superior courts throughout the state, the Supreme Court of Georgia, all three federal district courts in Georgia, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. She has handled post-conviction litigation in death penalty and non-death penalty cases, appeals in murder cases, and criminal cases involving the state in the United States Supreme Court.