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Barry L. Zimmerman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Norcross, GA

Zimmerman & Associates
6376 Spalding Dr.
Norcross, GA 30092
Phone: 404-735-3200
Fax: 770-350-0106
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Georgia Since: 1975
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (60%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%), Family Law (20%)
Attorney Profile

Barry L. Zimmerman is the founding partner of Zimmerman & Associates. As a trial attorney and Judge for over 40 years, Barry is one of the most respected and admired attorneys in Georgia. He has a reputation for his professionalism and high ethical standards as an attorney, and his fairness, compassion, and humility from the bench. He enjoys a general litigation practice involving criminal defense, personal injury, family law, corporate law, juvenile law, and estate planning. His diverse background in the various practices of law allows him to provide his clients with the specialized support they need for their current issues, as well as for different issues they may face in the future. Barry is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating an attorney can receive, for his legal ability and ethical standards. Barry is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Northern & Middle Districts of Georgia, the Georgia Supreme Court, and the Georgia Court of Appeals. Barry attended the University of North Carolina and the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was a senior editor of the Georgia Law Review.

About Barry L. Zimmerman

First Admitted: 1975, Georgia

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Other Outstanding Achievements

  • For the past 41 years, Zimmerman has been both a part-time Municipal Court Judge and a part-time Magistrate Court Judge, in the Municipal Courts for the cities of Atlanta, Alpharetta, Milton, and Roswell, and in the Fulton County Magistrate Court. Years ago, he was appointed as the Chief Judge for the newly formed City of Milton, Georgia, and he is currently the Chief Judge of the City of Alpharetta, both part-time positions.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Judge Zimmerman has been practicing law in the Atlanta Metropolitan area for over 46 years. He has been a Part Time Municipal Court Judge, a Part Time Magistrate Court Judge, and a Designated Superior Court Judge for over 41 years. Judge Zimmerman also serves as a Special Master on numerous real estate related cases, which he has been doing for over 30 years. He is a member of the Georgia Bar Association. In addition, he is a member of the Domestic law section of the Georgia Bar Association.  Judge Zimmerman is also a member of the Council of Municipal Court Judges.

Educational Background

  • Zimmerman graduated from the University of North Carolina, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, in 1972, and received his law degree (Juris Doctor) from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1975.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Judge Zimmerman gives educational lectures at various high schools, youth groups, and other social and charitable organizations on legal issues that affect teens.

Pro bono/Community Service

  •  Judge Zimmerman has also provided his time to the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.


  • Senior Editor Of University of Georgia Law School Law Review, 1974
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Office Location for Barry L. Zimmerman

6376 Spalding Dr.
Norcross, GA 30092

Last Updated: 8/25/2021

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