Investigation finds judge was attorney on cases he presided over in court

Alpharetta has sent an investigative report on its former municipal court judge to the GBI and State Bar of Georgia. The recently completed investi...

October 6, 2022
6:04 PM

Alpharetta has sent an investigative report on its former municipal court judge to the GBI and State Bar of Georgia. The recently completed investigation found Barry Zimmerman acted improperly by representing criminal defendants appearing in Alpharetta Municipal Court in which he was the presiding judge. His actions date back at least 14 years, according the the document. 'Instead of removing the case from the Municipal Court of Alpharetta to the State Court of Fulton County, Judge Zimmerman would negotiate the case with (the solicitor),' the report by Randy Rich of Taylor English law firm states.

Adrianne Murchison