Barry L. Zimmerman was born in Charlotte, NC, but has lived in Atlanta virtually all of his life. He graduated from the University of North Carolina, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, in 1972, and received his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1975. While at the University of Georgia Law School, Judge Zimmerman was a Senior Editor of the Georgia Law Review.
For the past 40 years, Judge 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. For eight years, he was the Chief Judge for the newly formed City of Milton, Georgia. Currently, as he has been since 2014, Judge Zimmerman is the Chief Judge for the City of Alpharetta, Georgia, another part-time position. Judge Zimmerman has also been a Designated Fulton County Superior Court Judge, and he is often appointed as a Fulton County Superior Court Special Master. Judge Zimmerman is also a member of the Council of Municipal Court Judges, and has been a member of the Council of Magistrate Court Judges.
Judge Zimmerman has been practicing law in the Atlanta Metropolitan area for over 43 years. He is a member of the Georgia Bar Association, as well as the Atlanta Bar Association. In addition, he is, or has been, a member of the Litigation, Criminal, and Domestic law sections of the Atlanta and Georgia Bar Associations. Judge Zimmerman has also provided his time to the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.
Judge Zimmerman has been extremely active in the community. For 16 years, he coached boys and girls soccer at the YMCA; girls and boys basketball at Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church; boys T-ball and baseball, as well as travel baseball, girls softball, as well as travel softball, and youth football, for Sandy Springs Youth Sports. Currently, Judge Zimmerman gives
al lectures at various high schools, youth groups, and other social and charitable organizations on legal issues that affect teens.
Judge Zimmerman has been happily married to his wife Cindy for 34 years and they are very proud of their two children, Brad and Rachel.
In his free time, Judge Zimmerman enjoys traveling, as well as participating in ALTA and USTA Tennis leagues. He also enjoys working out, boating, water skiing, snow skiing, and spending time with friends and family. He is also an avid Atlanta sports fan.
City of Atlanta City of Milton City of Roswell Fulton County Magistrate Court Designated Fulton County Superior Court Judge Fulton County Superior Court Special Master Chief Judge for the City of Alpharetta
University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1975 University of North Carolina, B.A., 1972
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS, ASSOCIATIONS, & CERTIFICATIONS
State Bar of Georgia Criminal Law Section Litigation Section Domestic Law Section Atlanta Bar Association Criminal Law Section Litigation Section Domestic Law Section Council of Municipal & Magistrate Court Judges Georgia Court of Appeals, 1976 Georgia Supreme Court, 1976 United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1975 The United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, 1975 The United States Supreme Court, 1982