Christopher W. TimmonsAttorney
Chris Timmons is a veteran litigator and trial attorney, having tried more than 60 cases case to juries, almost all as sole or chief counsel. Chris’s jury trial experience includes RICO, breach of contract, opioid, gambling, and public corruption cases, many of which have been the subject of local, state-wide, and even national media attention. He also has argued multiple cases before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court.
Chris joined Poole Huffman after serving as a prosecutor for over 17 years in DeKalb and Cobb Counties. In DeKalb, Chris served as a Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney and headed the Organized Crime Division, which included the White Collar, Public Integrity, and Gang Units. In Cobb County, he served as the first specialized White Collar prosecutor.
Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Chris was a litigation associate for five years at two of the largest law firms in Atlanta and Cincinnati. At those firms he handled business litigation, real estate litigation, securities class actions, and products liability cases from the filing of complaints through appeals.
For the past 10 years, Chris has been an adjunct professor at the Georgia State University College of Law, teaching a three credit hour required course on Trial Advocacy to second year law students. He anticipates teaching a three credit hour Jury Selection class at GSU in the fall of 2020.
Chris grew up in Marysville, Ohio. He and his wife Kelly, a GSU law professor and the College of Law’s former Dean of Students, live in the Candler Park neighborhood of Atlanta with their two daughters. In his spare time, Chris enjoys international travel, cooking, and helping to coach Inman Middle School’s girls lacrosse team.
J.D., Vanderbilt Law School, 1996
B.A., Economics, Miami University, 1993
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- Emory Law School, Law in Public Health Lecturer, using RICO to combat the Opioid Crisis, 2020
- Georgia ICLE RICO Seminar Panel Moderator, Prosecuting RICO Cases, 2015, 2018
- Georgia Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council Winter Conference Presenter, RICO for Beginners, 2017, 2018
- Georgia Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council Summer Conference Presenter 2006, 2012, 2018
- Emory Law School Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques Instructor, Jury Selection, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan 2012, 2015, 2016
- Georgia ICLE Annual Institute for City and County Attorneys Presenter 2011
- Georgia Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council Basic Litigation Course Faculty 2006, 2008