Darren Summerville isn’t afraid to go where there is no path. He excelled in debate in high school and college, and graduated at the top of his law school class while winning every major writing award available in law school. He started his career in a top-notch litigation boutique—cutting his teeth on cases of racketeering, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and punitive damages—in trial courts and on appeal.
Then he took a different path—to a plaintiffs’ trial firm, often working with other attorneys on their appeals and sophisticated tort cases, using his commercial litigation skills to expose fraud and other abuses.
Now he has charted his own distinct way of practice. Darren litigates cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants, in the appellate courts and at trial—anywhere there’s a dispute that needs a cutting-edge approach, with the high degree of professionalism and skill necessary to pull it off.
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
U.S. District Courts, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
Georgia Supreme Court and Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia State University College of Law, J.D. 2002 (summa cum laude)
Georgia State University Law Review: Member (2000-2001), Managing Editor (2001-2002)
Full-tuition Research Assistantship, Professor Victor Flatt (2000-2002)
Judicial Intern, The Honorable Hugh Thompson, Supreme Court of Georgia (2001-2002)
Emory University, B.A. 1991 (Philosophy/Biology)
Alben W. Barkley (debate) scholar, Evelyn B. White (academic) scholar
Twice recognized as one of top ten individual debaters in the nation (1990, 1991)
Champion Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (2009-present)
Amicus Committee, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (2008-present)
Member of American Bar Association, Georgia Bar Association, Atlanta Bar Association, and DeKalb County Bar Association
Board of Directors, Atlanta Bar Association Council for Younger Lawyers (2007-2008)