Darrell Sutton of Sutton Law Group is the 57th president of the State Bar of Georgia.
Darrell Sutton of Sutton Law Group, was installed as the 57th president of the State Bar of Georgia on Saturday, June 8, 2019.
Sutton has previously served as president-elect, treasurer and secretary of the State Bar and before that, as the 67th president of the State Bar’s Young Lawyers Division.
Sutton is a 2000 graduate of Berry College, and a 2003 graduate of Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law. Mercer had a profound impact upon his life and career, and he has sought to remain connected to the law school since graduation. Most recently, he has served as an officer of the Law School Alumni Association Board of Directors, which he will lead beginning in February 2020.
Sutton practices law in Cobb County. Since 2010 he has operated Marietta-based civil litigation boutique Sutton Law Group. The firm has a statewide practice, representing all manner of clients, from large, multi-national companies to small businesses and individuals. This includes insurers, self-insured companies and third-party administrators, which the firm represents in workers’ compensation and commercial general liability claims, as well as insurance coverage disputes.
Sutton’s service to the State Bar is in addition to his service to the Cobb County Bar Association. He served as president of the Cobb County Bar Association from April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2017. Preceding this were terms as the Cobb Bar’s president-elect and treasurer, as well as a term as president of the Cobb County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. In recognition of this service, Sutton has received the Cobb County Bar Association President’s Award and Ross Adams Younger Lawyer Award.
Service to the community also is important to Sutton. He was a member of the Cobb County Board of Ethics from 2008 to 2017, serving as board chairman between May 2015 and December 2017. Sutton is also 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, 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 Supreme Court of Georgia.
Sutton and his wife Meredith live in Brookhaven with their four year-old daughter, Louise, and two-year-old son, Wilson.