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Darren has received high honors including Super Lawyers Rising Star (only the top 2.5% of all lawyers receive this recognition); Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine; Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers; and Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers. In 2015, Darren's firm was honored in New York City as one of the Elite Top 50 Trial Law Firms in the nation. 

Darren's firm co-won a jury verdict of $150 million dollars for the tragic death of a child.

Darren grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, London, England and Atlanta, Georgia. The eldest of three brothers, he was the first in his family to attend university in the United States.  Darren excelled in both college and law school; he did so while working as a tutor for the University's football players. 

He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia with a double major, and the University of Georgia School of Law.

Darren’s law practice is devoted exclusively to representing individuals who have suffered injuries because of the negligence of others. He focuses on helping families rebuild their lives after someone they love has experienced a loss or bodily injury. He has litigated throughout the state of Georgia, and across the country. Darren zealously represents each and every one of his clients, making sure that every client receives just and fair compensation for their injuries. Whether someone is injured in a truck accident or by some other personal injury event, Darren applies the law to ensure justice is served.

Today, Darren uses his unique life and legal experience to help counsel his injured clients who face life-changing decisions. As a father and husband, Darren’s practice philosophy is to treat every one of his clients with the dignity, respect and compassion that he wishes for his own family.


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Practice areas


  1. Trucking Accident: 30%
  2. Car Accident: 30%
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
  4. Personal Injury: 20%



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Shannon Daspit McDuffie

    Darren is an extremely personable and approachable person who loves to see his clients made whole again by the legal process. He is definitely someone to consult with if you've been injured and want excellent representation and advocacy.


    Shannon McDuffie Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher Ryan Breault

    Darren and his partner Jeb are my go-to guys when I get a catastrophic personal injury or trucking case. They have an excellent grasp of the law of personal injury, and also have considerable experience taking cases to trial. I am consistently pleased with the results of cases I have referred to them. They are easy to work with and committed to getting not a penny less than full compensation. I like working with them because my clients are happy, and they always make sure my clients understand that I AM (me) a great lawyer too who helped obtain the awesome recovery in the case. I like this because those clients will call me next time they have a case.


    Christopher Breault Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Butler Tobin LLC

1932 North Druid Hills Rd.
Suite 250
Atlanta, GA, 30319

Butler Tobin LLC

154 Stone Mountain Street
Suite 250
Lawrenceville, GA, 30045



GAActive Member in Good Standing 200808/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
America's Elite 50 Trial LawyersNational Law Journal2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial LawyersN/A
Top 40 Under 40National Trial LawyersN/A
Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers MagazineN/A
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerButler Tobin LLC2014 - Present
AttorneyChilders Schlueter & Smith, LLC2011 - 2014
AttorneyKessler & Solomiany2008 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Civil Justice PACMemberN/A
Atlanta Bar AssociationBoard MemberN/A
The VerdictBoard MemberN/A
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, NLDMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Apartment Shooting$575,000
Torn rotator cuff$87,500
Wrongful DeathConfidential
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Family Law Review, State Bar of GeorgiaLoss of Consortium: A Spouse's Right to Recovery2014
The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association2014 Guide to Online Marketing for Georgia Attorneys: How Search Engine Optimization and Law Firm Branding Can Transform Your Practice2014
The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationDram Shop Litigation: Think Twice Before Pouring That Next Drink2014
The Safety ReportGet Involved-Stop Nursing Home Abuse2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawJuris DoctorJ.D.N/A
University of GeorgiaPolitical Science; SociologyB.A.N/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ICLE Family Law Institute ConventionPersonal Injury Cases as They Relate to Family Law2016
Atlanta Bar AssociationCLE: Litigation Management and Trial Equipment2016
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationExperience in Opening a New Firm2015
Atlanta BarProgram Chair: Specializing Within Law2015
University of Georgia School of LawManaging a Boutique Law Firm2014
State Bar of Georgia CLEBroken Fingers to Bruised Brains: Skillfullly Litigating Personal Injury Lawsuits2014
State Bar of Georgia CLEAuto Accident Lawsuits: Intake to Trial2014
Practical Civil Litigation Skills for ParalegalsDrafting and Responding to Discovery2014
Jury Selection in Personal Injury Litigation CLEBatson Challenges & Jury Selection Principles2014
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationPretrial Wheels Cases2014
CLE at King & SpaldingProgram Co-Chair: CLE By The Hour2014
Atlanta Bar AssociationProgram Chair: Specialize to Succeed2014
Atlanta Bar AssociationProgram Chair: Expertise in Plaintiff Personal Injury Law2014
Student Awareness National CampaignEnd Distracted Driving2012