Timothy J. Santelli

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Decatur, GA

Law Offices of Timothy J. Santelli, P.C.
One West Court Square, Suite 765
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 404-351-8259
Fax: 404-577-2293
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%), Appellate (10%), Legislative & Governmental Affairs (10%), Military/Veterans Law (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Timothy J. Santelli is the founder of and principal attorney at The Law Offices Of Timothy J. Santelli, PC. Located in Atlanta and providing representation to clients throughout the state of Georgia and Southeast, he divides his practice among personal injury litigation, wrongful death litigation, and medical malpractice. Mr. Santelli has been admitted to practice before all Georgia state and Georgia Federal courts since 1997.

In his personal injury and wrongful death practice, Mr. Santelli assists people who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses as a result of the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that he has handled in this regard have arisen out of incidents involving premises liability, dog bites/attacks, medical malpractice, trucking/big rig crashes and other motor vehicle collisions. During his career as a plaintiff's attorney, Mr. Santelli has been able to obtain millions of dollars in compensation via settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients.

Mr. Santelli majored in social sciences at the University at Buffalo, part of the State University of New York, prior to obtaining his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School. His professional affiliations include the American Association for Justice and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Santelli is a frequent continuing legal education speaker.

Tim is father of three precious boys, Nicholas, Anthony and Timothy who always come first in his life.

About Timothy J. Santelli

Admitted: 1997, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.timsantelli.com/profiles/tim


  • Over 75+ million dollars in judgments, settlements and benefits collected on behalf of the firms clients.  

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board member, Secretary, Homes of Light, LLC
  • Commerce Club/191 Club
  • Chief Justice Commission on Professionalism Volunteer, 1997-Present
  • Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism Volunteer  
  • Champion, Civil Justice Pac., Inc.
  • Notary Public
  • Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta
  • Chair, Civil Justice Pac, Inc.
  • Past President of the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault.
  • John Marshal Law School Alumni Board member
  • Truancy Intervention Project Volunteer, 1997-Present
  • Oakhurst Cooperative Pre-school Finance Committee
  • Past President, Vice President & Treasurer of the Cross Creek Condominium Association.
  • YMCA youth basketball and soccer coach

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Frequent speaker at annual Proving Damages seminar with my focus on traumatic brain injuries., Speaker CLE, Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Austell Healthcare Inc, et al. v. Dan Scott, A10A2346, Court of Appeals of Georgia, upheld lower court finding for plaintiff, lead counsel, Plaintiff's lawyer/Lead counsel
  • Supporting character in novel Teacher Molestation: an Educator Battles False Accusations
  • Linda Pritchett v. Ronald E. Mabra, Jr., S13D0285, Supreme Court of Georgia, denied application for discretionary appeal, Lead counsel
  • Vis v. Harris et al, A14A0946, Court of Appeals of Georgia reversal of trial court leading to new trial, lead counsel, Plaintiff's lawyer/Lead counsel
  • Georgia Consumer Values Solution Guide, 2008, Editor
  • Chair of the 2009 Georgia Trial Lawyers Annual Holiday Seminar
  • Forging Ahead; Moving from Ideas to Action, 2006-2007 Editor
  • Frequent Continuing Legal Education Speaker,  "Proving Damages: Traumatic Brain Injuries" 2017-18, "Highlights of Essential Practice Areas for the General Practitioner and Small Firm" , "Personal Injury Practice for the New & Transitioning Lawyer", "Obtaining Justice: Turning Weakness into Strength", Co-Chair of the 2009 Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Holiday Seminar 
  • John Marshall Law School Law Review-Editor
  • The John Marshall Journal of Law and Ethnic Relations, Inaugral Issue, Mend it Don't End it: A Brief Political and Judicial History of Affirmative Action

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Vice President, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association-5th Congressional District
  • U.S. Federal Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia
  • Member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Member of the State Bar of Georgia
  • Member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
  • Previously held positions such as Communications Committee Chair and Membership Chair of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. Previous Chair of Civil Justice Pac and Vice President of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Congressional 5th District
  • Member of the American Association for Justice 

Educational Background

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, BA

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Appointed to Taxi Cabs and Vehicles for Hire Committee by Mayor Shirley Franklin and Mayor Kasim Reed.
  • Notary Public
  • Certified Mediator & Arbitrator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Treasurer for the Rob Teilhet for Attorney General Campaign
  • Executive Producer, CD, Zack Orr, Fransisco and the Man
  • Executive Producer of Movie


  • Awarded ChildKinds "100 who Make Children Feel Like a Million."Awarded The Pro Bono Project of the State of Georgia for Outstanding Public Service legal Representation to the Low Income Citizens of Georgia.Awarded Certificate of Appreciation by Fulton County Juvenile Court in Appreciation for Outstanding Volunteer Service.
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2009-Present
  • Pro Bono Award Recipient
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Office Location for Timothy J. Santelli

One West Court Square
Suite 765
Decatur, GA 30030

Last Updated: 6/18/2021

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