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Adam Sutton is a born and raised Georgia resident who graduated from Atlanta's John Marshall Law School in the top 12% of his class. He is recognized for his exemplary advocacy skills and exceptional work ethic and has earned several awards for excellence including awards for Pre-trial Writing, Professional Responsibility, and The Custer-Tuggle Award of Excellence in Family Law.


Adam was sworn into the practice of law before the Fulton County Superior Court and the Georgia Supreme Court. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Bar Association, and the Cobb County Bar Association. He is a member of multiple local referral programs, a volunteer attorney for Cobb County Legal Aid, and a member of the Kennesaw Business association.


Adam is an experienced mediator who received civil and domestic mediation training and arbitration training from Decision Management Associates. Acting as a mediator, he has been a member of multiple court appointed programs and has successfully resolved over 100 cases.


Upon special request, Adam also serves as a Guardian Ad Litem in family law cases where custody is in dispute and the well-being of the child is in question. Adam received specialized Guardian Ad Litem training from the DeKalb County Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.


Adam is a prolific writer whose family law and dispute resolution articles are published online, in local newspapers, and in State Bar publications. He is editor of DR Currents, a mediation and arbitration oriented newsletter. He is also an experienced public speaker, a guest college lecturer and mediation trainer, Mock Trial and Moot Court volunteer judge, and an inner-city Teen Court mentor.


Adam recently transitioned from The Sutton Law Office in Kennesaw and joined The Manely Firm as Assistant Director of their Justice Cafe.  The Justice Cafe promotes access to justice for everyone regardless of their financial means by providing limiteded scope family law services for $75 per hour.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%


Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Adam. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Caitlin Elizabeth Herndon

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Adam in The Manely Firm's Justice Cafe, and I could not ask for a better mentor. He is extremely knowledgeable, hard working and tenacious, with a caring spirit. Adam's courtroom demeanor is impressive; he is thoughtful and powerful in what he says and how he says it.


    Caitlin Herndon Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Cordell and Cordell

2265 Roswell Rd Suite 100
Marietta, GA, 30062


GAActive Member in Good Standing 201007/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Custer-Tuggle Award of Excellence in Family LawAmerican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers2010
Cali Excellence Award for Professional ResponsibilityJohn Marshall Law School2010
Cali Excellence Award for Legal Writing & Pretrial ProcedureJohn Marshall Law School2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentThe Sutton Law Office2010 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Atlanta Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Cobb County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaN/AN/A
Teen Court VolunteerN/AN/A
Cobb County Legal Aid VolunteerN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
The Bright Side NewspaperConflict Resolution in Court, in Politics, and in Life2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Decision Management AssociatesDivorce and Family Mediation TrainingN/A2006
Decision Management AssociatesGeneral Civil Mediation TrainingN/A2005
John Marshall Law School, AtlantaN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Strategies for Better NegotiationConflict Resolution2011
Divorce 101: What You Need to KnowDivorce and Family Law2011