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.

Case assistance

Criminal Cases
If you require assistance or information regarding a pending criminal case assigned to Judge Walmsley, please contact his Criminal Case Manager, Shana Frye at 652-7137.

Civil Cases
If you require assistance or information regarding a pending civil case assigned to Judge Walmsley, please contact his Administrative Assistant, Debbie Carney at 652-7158.

Judicial Biography

Judge Timothy R. Walmsley was appointed to the Superior Court of the Eastern Judicial Circuit in February 2012 by Governor Nathan Deal and was elected to additional full four year terms in May 2014, 2018 and 2022.

Prior to joining the Superior Court he served as counsel to the Chatham County Board of Tax Assessors, part time Judge in the Magistrate Court of Chatham County and as a Partner in the Savannah office of Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn, P.C. where he specialized in commercial and real estate litigation.

Judge Walmsley received his J.D., with honors, along with a Certificate in Environmental Law from the Tulane University School of Law in 1996. He received a B.S., with honors, in Environmental Studies in 1991 from Allegheny College. Prior to law school he worked as an environmental consultant with ICF Kaiser Engineers in Washington, D.C. where he conducted extensive site work and investigation on a variety of environmental issues.

He is presently associated with numerous professional organizations and is actively involved in the Savannah community. Judge Walmsley is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hancock Day School and is a coach of the Sport Shooting team at Benedictine Military School. He was named one of The Savannah Business Report and Journal's "40 under 40" notable Savannahians and named a "Rising Star" of the Georgia Bar by Law & Politics and The Atlanta Magazine on three occasions. He is also a graduate of Leadership Savannah and a member of the Rotary Club of Savannah. He is actively involved in the Georgia Bar Association and the Council of Superior Court Judges. Judge Walmsley is also a regular guest speaker and lecturer having addressed numerous civic groups; high schools, colleges and law schools on a variety of law and related topics. In May, 2020, Judge Walmsley was appointed to preside over the trial of three men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia. The trial garnered national attention and resulted in the conviction of all three defendants. He has also served by designation as a Judge in the Supreme Court of Georgia.

Judge Walmsley was born in Durban, South Africa. He attended primary school in Pittsford, New York and is a 1987 graduate of Pittsford Mendon High School. He resides in Chatham County with his wife, the former Alison Rae Rodgers of Lafayette, Louisiana, with whom he has two children, Adler and Gavin.