EMPLOYMENT

October 1993 – Present

Fred A. Zimmerman Law Firm
Attorney in Sole Practice, general
Represent clients on various civil and criminal matters in Municipal, Probate, State and Federal Courts in the Metro Atlanta area.

January 1995 – January 2002

Forest Park Municipal Court
Associate Municipal Court Judge
Issue Criminal Warrants, Preside over criminal and municipal ordinance cases.

April 1994 – December 1995

Clayton County Magistrate Court
Magistrate Court Judge
Issue Criminal Warrants, Preside over civil and criminal state cases.

January 1993 – October 1993

The Barr Law Firm
Law Clerk for the Honorable Robert L. Barr, Jr.
Draft complaints and all filings for the Firm in State, Superior, and Federal Courts both in and out of state. Manage office procedures in the trial calendars and court appearances. Perform extensive research on various criminal statutes, court decisions and related documents. Possess the ability to research, analyze, and organize facts and procedents related to legal cases. Insure that appropriate and proper documents are available for each case presented to court.

June 1991 – January 1993

Fulton County Solicitor General’s Office
Law Clerk for the Honorable James L. Webb
Draft accusations for State Court. Maintain awareness of changes in the statutory law, evidentiary and judicial matters. Perform extensive research on various criminal statutes, court decisions and related documents. Possess the ability to research, analyze, and organize facts and precedents related to legal cases. Determine appropriate violations, jurisdiction and necessary witnesses to subpoena. Insure that appropriate and proper documents are available for each case presented to court.

May 1988 – June 1991

Fulton County Magistrate Court
Warrant Officer I
Issue various arrest warrants as requested by law enforcement officers and the general public. Interview victims and determine whether the offense is within the purview of the Georgia Code. Make determinations on various legal issues with respect to an appropriate criminal charge, bonds, probable cause, and prima facie evidence. Gather and develop the necessary information for a preliminary or probable cause hearing. Conduct on-the-job training for employees in interpreting criminal codes, legal rules and regulations, issuing warrants and basic court procedures. Refer clients to appropriate social and legal agencies to resolve their problems.

November 1986 – May 1987

United States Army – Criminal Investigation Command
Fort Gillem, Georgia
Military Police Officer (Criminal Investigations)
Direct supervision over eight Army Reserve and National Guard units. Provide guidance for their mobilization and deployment activities. Prepare appropriate policies, plans and procedures. Inspect, review and analyze each unit for wartime preparedness.

October 1979 – August 1981

Kern County Sheriff’s Department
Bakersfield, California
Deputy Sheriff
Duties included the enforcement of criminal laws, civil laws, civil processes, the keeping of incarcerated persons, crime scene and forensic photography, and maintaining the order and safety of jurors and other individuals in the courtroom. Majority of duties included patrol activities.

February 1979 – October 1979

Bakersfield Police Department
Bakersfield, California
Police Officer
Duties included the enforcement of local, state and applicable federal criminal laws. Majority of duties included patrol activities.


CERTIFICATES

  • Certificate of Completion,
    International Association of Chiefs of Police – May 1973
  • Certificate of Completion,
    Counterfeiting and Fraudulent Credit Devices,
    United States Secret Service – November 1977
  • Certificate of Completion,
    Kern County, California Combined Police Academy – May 1979
  • Certificate of Completion,
    Defensive Driving Course,
    Kern County, California Sheriff’s Department – November 1980
  • Basic Certificate #B-17544,
    State of California Peace Officers
    Standards and Training Council – November 1980
  • Intermediate Certificate #I-12772,
    State of California Peace Officers
    Standards and Training Council – February 1981
  • Part-Time Teaching Certificate,
    University of California at Los Angeles – March 1981
  • Certificate of Training #40-1378,
    State of Georgia Magistrate Courts Training Council – December 1996
  • Certificate of Training #98-12-2058,
    State of Georgia Municipal Courts Training Council – December 1999
  • Certificate of Training, Environmental Specialist,
    Georgia National Guard Training by E2M – July 1998

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Association, Post 6330 – (Life Member)
  • United States National Guard Association – (Life Member)
  • National Guard Association of Georgia – (Life Member)
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – (Life Member)
  • Former State Sttorney for D.A.R.E. Georgia, Inc.
  • Former Member Travels Protection Agency
  • Former Member Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • Former Member Fathers are Parents Too
  • Former Chairman, Clayton County Board of Aging
  • Former Chairman, Tara Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Henry County Gideon’s International
  • Clayton County Rotary, Lake Spivey Club

CONTACTS

Tel: (770) 985-9852
fzimmerman@pugliselawfirm.com

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Corporate Law →
Criminal Defense →
Family Law →
Federal Civil Rights →
Personal Injury →
Police Misconduct →
Workers’ Compensation →
Wrongful Death →

EDUCATION

John Marshall School of Law
Atlanta, Georgia J.D.
1993

University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma
B.A. Poli Sci / Police Admin.
1977

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