July 1, 2013
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Hilton Head Island, S.C. – Darrell L. Sutton of the Sutton Law Group in Marietta was installed as the 67th president of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia on June 21 during the organization’s Annual Meeting. He was sworn in by Justice Keith Blackwell of the Supreme Court of Georgia.
Sutton practices almost exclusively in the area of insurance defense litigation. His practice is devoted to the representation of employers, insurers, self-insured companies, and servicing agents in workers’ compensation claims throughout Georgia, and he is a member of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia. He also has significant experience representing individuals and businesses in various civil liability claims and insurance coverage and premium disputes.
Sutton has been a trustee of the Cobb County Bar Association since 2007 and was president of the Cobb County Bar Association YLD from 2007 to 2008. He has co-chaired the Cobb Bar Law Day Committee and the Law Day Silent Auction Committee. Sutton also was awarded the Cobb County Bar Association President’s Award in 2008 and 2009, and he received the Ross Adams Young Lawyer Division Award in 2010. He is vice chair of the Cobb County Board of Ethics and a trustee of the Georgia Legal Services Foundation.
In addition, from 2005 to 2007 Sutton served as a representative on the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division’s Executive Council. A graduate of the YLD’s Leadership Academy in 2007, he became a director of the YLD in 2008. He was appointed co-editor of the YLD’s newsletter that same year and served in that capacity until 2010, when he was elected YLD secretary. Since then, Sutton has been elected YLD treasurer and YLD president-elect.
Sutton is also a member of the State Bar of Georgia Executive Committee, in addition to his service on the State Bar’s Investigative Panel and its Continuity of Law Practice, Law Practice Management, and Programs committees. He also is a trustee of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia.
He is a graduate of Berry College and earned his J.D. degree from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.
The YLD has been strengthened over the years through guidance by the State Bar of Georgia, its Executive Committee and Board of Directors, the Supreme Court, and through dedicated service rendered by its members. In keeping with its motto of “working for the profession and the public,” the YLD has more than 25 hard-working committees that produce an array of projects and programs. Through the years, the YLD has also gained national recognition by winning several American Bar Association awards for its projects and publications.