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Timothy J. Buckley III



Tim Buckley has been a litigator in Georgia and nationally for thirty years. Upon graduation from law school, Tim accepted a federal clerkship with The Honorable Wilbur D. Owens, Jr., Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. After completing his clerkship, Tim worked with litigation firms in Atlanta before starting his own law firm at the age of thirty. He has managed his own law firm, attorneys and practice for twenty five years. He is AV preeminent rated as a trial attorney and has tried dozens of cases to verdict.  He has also argued appellate matters before the appellate courts of the State of Georgia and several other states and before the Second, Eleventh and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal for the United States. He is admitted to practice before all Georgia state and federal courts.


Tim has written articles in the litigation area and has served as a featured speaker on governmental, law enforcement and civil liability issues with a focus on constitutional, transportation, employment, educational and products claims. A federal court appointed panel arbitrator and practitioner, Tim has handled complex arbitrations in the federal and state systems. Tim also served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia and as an adjunct professor at the Emory University School of Law for over twenty years. Tim has been named a “Super Lawyer” and designated as among the “Top Georgia Lawyers” for more than ten years running.  He also serves as a consultant and special investigator for local governments, employers, trucking companies and law enforcement agencies throughout Georgia and the Southeast.  Tim recently authored "Police Investigations, Warrant Applications and Decision-Making:  Navigating the Ever-Evolving Sea of Court Scrutiny in Ever-Smaller Qualified Immunity Vessels" in the February 2022 edition of Share, a LGRMS/ACCG/GMA publication. 


Tim has served on the Board of the Litigation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association and as a committee chair for the ABA General Practice Section. He has also served on the executive committee for the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council of Atlanta, on the Finance Council of his church, has chaired the School Advisory Board at Immaculate Heart of Mary School, and is a past chair of the Pastoral Council for IHM Church. Tim has also been involved for over 15 years in mission work for Mustard Seed Communities in Kingston, Jamaica and serves on the advisory board of the Play Like a Champion Today foundation  He believes that community service is a critical aspect of his public duty.



  • B.A., University of Notre Dame, Program of Liberal Studies, 1986

  • J.D., cum laude, University of Georgia School of Law, 1990


Practice Areas

  • General Casualty Litigation

  • Municipal Liability

  • Transportation Litigation

  • Commercial Litigation/Arbitration

  • Product Liability

  • Workers’ Compensation



  • State Bar of Georgia

  • Atlanta Bar Association ~ Executive Board, Litigation Section

  • Governor’s Commission on Lawyer Competency

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