Darrell Sutton was born in Marietta, Georgia on November 4, 1977. He has lived nearly the entirety of his life in Georgia and has practiced law in Cobb County continuously since 2003.
In 2000 Darrell received his Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from Berry College in Rome, Georgia. He then attended Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia, where in 2003 he received his Juris Doctor degree. Darrell has served the law school following graduation, first as a member of the Walter F. George School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors, and now as Secretary of the Alumni Association.
In November 2003, Darrell was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia. He is licensed to practice in all Georgia State and Superior Courts, the Court of Appeals of Georgia and the Georgia Supreme Court, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, and the United States Supreme Court.
Darrell is an insurance defense litigator, representing employers, insurers, self-insured companies, and servicing agents in workers’ compensation claims throughout Georgia. He also has significant experience representing individuals and businesses in various civil liability claims and insurance coverage and premium disputes.
In addition to his practice, Darrell devotes significant time to serving the legal profession. In May 2017 Darrell was elected Treasurer of the State Bar of Georgia and was sworn-in on June 10, 2017. This followed Darrell’s term as the State Bar’s Secretary (2016-2017) and extensive service to the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division (YLD) as its 67th President (2013-2014), President-Elect (2012-2013), Treasurer (2011-2012) and Secretary (2010-2011). Darrell also is a member of the State Bar of Georgia Executive Committee (2012-2015; 2016- ) and Board of Governors (2012-2015; 2016- ).
Darrell also has served on the State Bar of Georgia’s Disciplinary Investigative and Review Panels; its Finance, Programs, Personnel, Legislative Representation, Law School Outreach, Continuity of Law Practice, Law Practice Management, Law-Related Education, and Main Street Lawyers committees; as well as its Military Legal Assistance Program.
This service to the State Bar of Georgia is in addition to Darrell’s service to the Cobb County Bar Association. Darrell served as President of the Cobb County Bar Association from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. This followed terms as the Bar Association’s President-Elect (2015-2016) and Treasurer (2014-2015), as well as service on the Bar Association’s Board of Trustees (since 2007) and a term as President of the Cobb County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (2007-2008). In recognition of his service, Darrell was awarded the Cobb County Bar Association President’s Award in 2008 and 2009, and he received the Ross Adams Younger Lawyer Award in 2010.
Community service also is important to Darrell. He has been a member of the Cobb County Board of Ethics since 2008 and has been its chairman since May 2015. Darrell also is a member of the Georgia Legal Services Program Board of Directors, the Cobb Justice Foundation Board of Directors, and the Board of Directors of Lawyers for Equal Justice, which is a first of its kind law practice incubator project that is a collaborative effort of Georgia’s law schools, the State Bar of Georgia and the Georgia Supreme Court.
Darrell and his wife Meredith are proud parents to daughter Louise and son Wilson. And as a life-long fan of the Atlanta Falcons, Darrell is well-versed in routine disappointment and frustration.