June 13, 2019
Contact: Sarah I. Coole or firstname.lastname@example.org
Orlando, Florida – Darrell Sutton of the Sutton Law Group in Marietta was installed as the 57th president of the 50,000-member State Bar of Georgia on June 8 during the organization’s Annual Meeting. Chief Justice Harold Melton of the Supreme Court of Georgia administered the oath of office.
Sutton has previously served as secretary and treasurer of the State Bar, as a member of its Executive Committee and Board of Governors and, for the past year, as president-elect. He is also a past president of the State Bar’s Young Lawyers Division (YLD), the Cobb County Bar Association and the Cobb County Bar Association YLD.
Sutton operates a civil litigation practice, representing employers, insurers, self-insured companies, and servicing agents in workers’ compensation claims throughout Georgia, as well as businesses and individuals in various civil liability claims and insurance coverage and premium disputes.
Sutton is a former member and past chair of the Cobb County Board of Ethics and is a board member of the Georgia Legal Services Foundation, the Cobb Justice Foundation and 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 and the Supreme Court of Georgia.
Upon taking office, Sutton said he plans for the State Bar to conduct a comprehensive review of the efficiency and effectiveness of its consumer protection programs, to initiate internal and external awareness campaigns to support a crackdown on illegal client solicitation and to look closely at all Bar programs to ensure each is operating for the benefit of Bar members and an appropriate function of a unified Bar with mandatory membership.
A native of Marietta, Sutton is a graduate of Berry College and earned his J.D. degree from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He and his wife Meredith have two children, Louise and Wilson.