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Magistrate Court

Judge Katie Brewington

The Magistrate Court plays an important role for the people in the community. The court provides assistance to individuals in civil and criminal actions. An attorney is not required in this court, which makes the Magistrate Court affordable for everyone in Chatham County. The Magistrate Court serves the area of Chatham County which encompasses the City of Savannah and other municipalities including Bloomingdale, Garden City, Pooler, Port Wentworth, Thunderbolt, and Tybee Island.

Magistrate Court's jurisdiction includes civil claims of $15,000.00 or less, dispossessory proceedings (landlord/tenant), applications for and the issuance of arrest and/or search warrants and preliminary hearings. The Magistrate Court does not hold jury trials and is not a court of record. Any appeals from judgments in civil cases are made to the Superior and State Courts.

Judge Brewington has experience serving the citizens of Chatham County as a:

  • Judge Pro Tem

    • Pooler Municipal Court

    • Ludiwici Municipal Court

    • Chatham County Recorder's Court

    • Bryan County State Court

  • Solicitor

    • Pooler Municipal Court

    • Garden City Municipal Court

  • Defense Attorney

  • Public Defender

    • Chatham County Magistrate Court since 2017

The Magistrate Court is commonly referred to as "the people's court." With her vast and unmatched experience, Judge Brewington sets herself apart as "the people's choice."


The Brewington Law Firm LLC

P.O. Box 11153

Savannah, GA 31412

Checks made payable to "Brewington for Judge"

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