Timothy J. Santelli

Top rated Civil Litigation attorney in Decatur, Georgia

Law Offices of Timothy J. Santelli, P.C.
Timothy J. Santelli
Law Offices of Timothy J. Santelli, P.C.

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Aviation & Aerospace; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 1997

Education: Atlanta's John Marshall Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2024
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Law Offices of Timothy J. Santelli, P.C.

150 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Suite 225
Decatur, GA 30030


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, wrongful death, and medical malpractice trial work. Mr. Santelli has been admitted to practice before the Georgia state courts, Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court and The Northern District of Georgia Federal court since 1997.

In his personal injury and wrongful death practice, Mr. Santelli assists people who have incurred substantial 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 wrongful death, premises liability, dog bites/attacks, medical malpractice, trucking/big rig crashes, airline incidents and other motor vehicle collisions. During his career as a plaintiff's attorney, Mr. Santelli has been able to obtain over $250 million in compensation via settlements, benefits, verdicts and jury awards on behalf of his clients.

Mr. Santelli majored in social sciences at the University at Buffalo prior to obtaining his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School. His professional affiliations include the Dekalb Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Lawyers Club of Atlanta and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association to name a few.

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.

Practice areas

Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Aviation and Aerospace, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Professional Liability: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Dram Shop Laws, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 30% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 40% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Aviation and Aerospace
  • 10% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10% Professional Liability: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1997, Georgia

Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Over 250+ million dollars in judgments, settlements, verdicts and benefits collected on behalf of the firm's clients.
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Appointed to Taxi Cabs and Vehicles for Hire Committee by Mayor Shirley Franklin, Mayor Kasim Reed and Mayor Lisa Borders.
  • 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
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
  • 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
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board member, Secretary, Homes of Light, LLC
  • Commerce Club/191 Club
  • Chief Justice Commission on Professionalism Volunteer, 1997-Present
  • 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
  • Case law involving premises liability., Associated counsel, GARRETT v. HUTCHINSON et al A17A1172, Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Court of appeal case law involving attorneys liens., Lead counsel, McWay v. McKinney, 859 SE 2d 523 (2021) Georgia Court of Appeals
  • 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, Austelll Healthcare, Inc. et al v. Dan Scott, A102346
  • 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, Linda Pritchett v. Ronald Mabra S13D0285
  • 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, Vis v. Harris et al, A14A0946
  • 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, Inaugural Issue, Mend it Don't End it: A Brief Political and Judicial History of Affirmative Action

Office location for Timothy J. Santelli

150 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Suite 225
Decatur, GA 30030

Phone: 404-351-8259


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2024

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