Starting April 4th, the majority of Court dockets went back to being held in person. All attorneys should check their notice cards carefully, and if there is any confusion please contact the assigned Judge's staff. In lieu of providing a hard copy of motions and responses to the clerk's office as outlined in USCR 6.1, attorneys practicing in the Eastern Judicial Circuit shall provide a hard copy of their motions and responses directly to the assigned Judge's staff, specifically where a ruling or hearing date is being sought and the document is greater than three pages in length, including exhibits.

Pursuant to Uniform Superior Court Rule 6.1 when utilizing the e-filing system, the attorney or party shall notify the opposing parties and the assigned Judge, including their staff, by e-mail of the motion or response no later than 24-hours after e-filing.

Additionally, pursuant to Uniform Superior Court Rule 4.10, all attorneys practicing in the Eastern Judicial Circuit shall notify the Judge and their staff immediately upon the settlement or dismissal of any civil actions.

Judicial Biography

Judge Perry Brannen is a native of Savannah. He attended local schools and is a honor graduate of Washington & Lee University. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law. He served as a Captain in the United States Army and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal.

He returned to Savannah to practice law and became a partner in the firm of Brannen, Wessels and Searcy where he handled litigation matters. At age 38 he was appointed to the Superior Court.

In 1993, he became Chief Judge of Superior Court. He is a former president of the Council of Superior Court Judges of Georgia, member of the Judicial Council, and Administrative Judge of the First District.

Judge Perry Brannen, Jr. moved to Senior Judge status on January 1, 2012.