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. Further, the firm co-won a jury verdict of $150 million dollar 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 then attended the University of Georgia School of Law where he served on the Moot Court and Honor Court Executive Boards.
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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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
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
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2008||07/15/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|America's Elite 50 Trial Lawyers||National Law Journal||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||N/A|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||N/A|
|Super Lawyers Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||N/A|
|Legal Elite||Georgia Trend Magazine||N/A|
|Partner||Butler Tobin LLC||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Childers Schlueter & Smith, LLC||2011 - 2014|
|Attorney||Kessler & Solomiany||2008 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||N/A|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Civil Justice PAC||Member||N/A|
|Atlanta Bar Association||Board Member||N/A|
|The Verdict||Board Member||N/A|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, NLD||Member||N/A|
|Motorcyle Miss and Run - Disputed Liability||$400,000|
|Premises Liability - Negligent Security||Confidential Significant Settlement|
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|The Family Law Review, State Bar of Georgia||Loss of Consortium: A Spouse's Right to Recovery||2014|
|The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||2014 Guide to Online Marketing for Georgia Attorneys: How Search Engine Optimization and Law Firm Branding Can Transform Your Practice||2014|
|The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Dram Shop Litigation: Think Twice Before Pouring That Next Drink||2014|
|The Safety Report||Get Involved-Stop Nursing Home Abuse||2012|
|University of Georgia School of Law||Juris Doctor||J.D.||N/A|
|University of Georgia||Political Science; Sociology||B.A.||N/A|
|ICLE Family Law Institute Convention||Personal Injury Cases as They Relate to Family Law||2016|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Experience in Opening a New Firm||2015|
|Atlanta Bar||Program Chair: Specializing Within Law||2015|
|University of Georgia School of Law||Managing a Boutique Law Firm||2014|
|State Bar of Georgia CLE||Broken Fingers to Bruised Brains: Skillfullly Litigating Personal Injury Lawsuits||2014|
|State Bar of Georgia CLE||Auto Accident Lawsuits: Intake to Trial||2014|
|Practical Civil Litigation Skills for Paralegals||Drafting and Responding to Discovery||2014|
|Jury Selection in Personal Injury Litigation CLE||Batson Challenges & Jury Selection Principles||2014|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Pretrial Wheels Cases||2014|
|CLE at King & Spalding||Program Co-Chair: CLE By The Hour||2014|
|Atlanta Bar Association||Program Chair: Specialize to Succeed||2014|
|Atlanta Bar Association||Program Chair: Expertise in Plaintiff Personal Injury Law||2014|
|Student Awareness National Campaign||End Distracted Driving||2012|