Judge Perry Brannen is a native of Savannah. He attended local schools and is a honor graduate of Washington & Lee University. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law. He served as a Captain in the United States Army and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal.
He returned to Savannah to practice law and became a partner in the firm of Brannen, Wessels and Searcy where he handled litigation matters. At age 38 he was appointed to the Superior Court.
In 1993, he became Chief Judge of Superior Court. He is a former president of the Council of Superior Court Judges of Georgia, member of the Judicial Council, and Administrative Judge of the First District.
Judge Perry Brannen, Jr. moved to Senior Judge status on January 1, 2012.