I am a graduate of the University of Georgia undergraduate and Law School. Upon admission to the State Bar, I commenced my law practice with Lipscomb, Johnson, Miles & Ashway Attorneys before co-founding Hamil & Dickson Law Firm in 1991.
As an Attorney, I litigated Civil, Corporate, and Domestic Law with cases in the State and Federal Courts with appearances before the Supreme Court of Georgia and The Court of Appeals throughout North Georgia and Metro Atlanta in the County Courts of Gwinnett, Forsyth, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Cherokee, Dawson, Gordon, Habersham, Hall, Pickens, Walton.
In 1999 R. Timothy Hamil became a judge of the State Court of Gwinnett County. I was then elevated by the appointment of the Governor of Georgia in 2002 to the Superior Court of Gwinnett County.
I was elected unopposed later that year to a 4-year term to the Superior Court of Gwinnett County and several times again in 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018.
As a father, husband, ardent Church member, and civic leader I continue to build our community. My wife, Kay, and I are the parents of three children, Katherine, Elizabeth, and Matthew. My family and I worship at W.R. Cannon Methodist Church, where I serve in several leadership positions.
I possess patience, humility, integrity, courage, clear eyes, a steady demeanor, alertness, and the ability to think creatively. I am devoted to improving the quality of justice by enhancing and preserving the legal system through active membership in local, state, and national professional associations such as bar associations.
My professional memberships include being elected District Administrative Judge of the 9th Judicial Administration District. I am also a member of the Council of Superior Court Judges Executive Committee, the Judicial Council of Georgia, and the Council of State Court Judges. Previous memberships included the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia and their Younger Lawyers Section.
My professional life is reflective of a creed to which I have committed: “to provide sound judgment, good work habits, and to set priorities enabling the meeting of deadlines and respecting the time of the parties involved in litigation.”
My job is to make sure people who pose a danger to the community are kept safely away from those they might harm. As an officer of the court, I will continue to help facilitate recommendations to and support of relevant organizations that provide reentry and recovery opportunities to people who can do so, allowing them the opportunity to become productive members of society again.