MEMBER PROFILE: Hon. Ralph F. (Rusty) Simpson

Hon. Ralph F. (Rusty) Simpson
Simpson Mediation Services

1020 N. College Avenue
Tifton, GA 31794

Tel: (229) 388-8420
Fax: (229) 388-8419

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Calendar Last Updated: 21 Jun 17


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ADR Services:
Mediation (Civil/Commercial)
Arbitration (Civil/Commercial)


Serving the following Judicial Districts & Circuits:

1st - Atlantic, Brunswick, Waycross
2nd - Alapaha, Dougherty, Pataula, Southern, Southern Georgia, Tifton
3rd - Macon, SouthWestern
8th - Cordele

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Hon. Ralph F. (Rusty) Simpson has experience in the following areas of Civil Law:
Civil Rights
Contract Disputes
Eminent Domain
Local Govt./Municipalities
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Negligence
Real Estate
Workers' Compensation
Wrongful Death

Hon. Ralph F. (Rusty) Simpson has experience in the following areas of Family Law:
Child Support
Custody Issues
Divorce (All Issues)
Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Biographical Notes:

Rusty Simpson is a former Superior Court Judge of the Tifton Judicial Circuit and an experienced courtroom attorney who has handled all types of cases in both State and Federal Courts. During his 35 years experience as an attorney, he has represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants, including insurance companies, medical groups, and public entities. His practice principally included the geographic areas of middle and south Georgia but he also has experience in Superior Courts throughout the state. As a Superior Court Judge, he tried civil domestic and non-domestic matters, including child custody and divorce cases.

He served as an arbitrator in the ADR program in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia since the inception of the program and as a mediator in more than 250 cases during the last fifteen years while practicing law. As a mediator, Rusty has settled over 90% of all cases mediated. This wide range of experience has provided him the expertise and skills required of a successful mediator/arbitrator.


  • Oxford College, formerly Emory at Oxford (1963)
  • Emory University, BA, History (1966) - Phi Delta Theta Social Fraternity
  • Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, J.D. (1969)



Memberships & Affiliations :

  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, 1970 - present
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1970 - present
  • Member, Tifton Circuit Tifton Bar Association, 1974-present
  • Member, Federal Bar Association 1974 - 2005
  • President, Tifton Circuit Bar Association, 1978, 1990
  • Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1974-2005
  • Author's Court, State Bar of Georgia, 1988, Clerk, 1989, Vice Chancellor, 1990, Chancellor, 1991
  • Member, Rules Committee, US District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 1994-1998
  • Special Master, Disciplinary Proceedings, State Bar of Georgia, appointed by Georgia Supreme Court, 1991-1994
  • Member, Membership Services Committee, State Bar of Georgia, 1993
  • Chairperson, Membership Services Committee, State Bar of Georgia, 1994
  • Member, Solo/Small Firm Task Force, State Bar of Georgia, 1994
  • Member, Investigative Panel, State Bar of Georgia, 1994-1998, Vice Chairperson, 1997-1998
  • Member, Advisory Opinion Board, State Bar of Georgia, 1996-1998
  • Life Member, The National Registry of Who's Who, 2000 Edition
  • Member, Board of Governors, State Bar of Georgia, 2001-2005
  • Member, Lawyer's Foundation, 2002
  • Member, State Board of Bar Examiners, 2003-Present
  • Member, Judicial Nominating Commission, 2003-2005
  • Superior Court Judge, Tifton Judicial Circuit, 2005-2006
  • Member, Legislative Committee, Council of Superior Court Judge, 2005-2006
  • Member, Disciplinary Rules and Procedures Committee, State Bar of Georgia, 2004-2005
Member of Board of Bar Member, State Bar of Georgia, 2004-2009


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Payment: Net 30 days.

Cancellation Policy: None.

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