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Darren Summerville

The Summerville Firm, LLC
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Darren Summerville
The Summerville Firm, LLC
Atlanta,
 GA

Darren Summerville isn’t afraid to go where there is no path. A native of Carrollton, Georgia, Darren distinguished himself as a skilled debater beginning in high school and earned an academic scholarship to Emory University. He graduated at the top of his class at Georgia State University School of Law, while winning every major writing award available. Darren 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. 

Today, Darren has charted his own distinct way of practice as the founder of The Summerville Firm. Darren specializes in high-end appeals and trial strategy in federal and State courts across the country. His clients cover a wide spectrum, including Fortune 100 companies, Georgia counties and entities, and individual citizens. 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. Since founding the firm in 2011, Darren has led the recovery or affirmance of over $750 million in verdicts, judgments, and settlements.

As an expert in appellate law, Darren has served as Chair of the Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Georgia and regularly lectures at Emory University and Georgia State University College of Law. He remains active within the Georgia Bar Association, the DeKalb Bar Association, and the Georgia Trial Lawyers’ Association.

Education

Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude

  • Managing Editor, Georgia State University Law Review
  • Outer Circle, Barrister’s Guild

Emory University, B.A. 

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia 
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • All trial courts in Georgia 

Professional Recognitions 

  • Rising Star (2.5% of young lawyers) (2006-07, 2010-12) (no awards in 2008) 
  • SuperLawyer (1% of all lawyers) (2014-22, including Top 100 in four years)
  • National Trial Lawyers Association - Top 100 Trial Attorneys in Georgia (2012-21)
  • Business Leader & Professional Registry – Attorney of the Year in Georgia (2020)

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