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Darren M. Tobin, Trial Attorney

T: 404-587-8423
darren@butlertobin.com

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Darren has been recognized as one of the top lawyers in Georgia and named a Super Lawyers Rising Star by Super Lawyers and Atlanta Magazine. Only 2.5% of all lawyers in Georgia are selected as Rising Stars.  Darren has also been recognized as one of Georgia’s Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine, and in 2016 he was voted one of the state’s most popular personal injury attorneys. He is consistently listed as one of the Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers; as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers; and as an Elite Trial Lawyer by The National Law Journal.

Darren’s clients come from a variety of sources.  Some are referred by family and friends; others are referred by other lawyers who do not practice personal injury law; and many are referred by personal injury lawyers who need help litigating their case to a jury.  But no matter the source, every client is treated the same.  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.

Darren graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia with a double major, and then the University of Georgia School of Law where he served on the Moot Court and Honor Court Executive Boards.  The first in his family to attend university in the United States, Darren excelled in both college and law school all the while working as a tutor for the University’s football players.

After graduating from law school, Darren accepted an offer with one of the most prominent domestic relations firms in the southeast. He chose to begin his career in family law so that he could hone his trial skills in the open courtroom while simultaneously fine-tune his counseling skills in the privacy of his office. Once Darren felt that he had considerable litigation experience, he accepted an offer with one of the country’s most well-known plaintiffs’ firm specializing in mass tort litigation. Respected by some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, Darren’s firm litigated cases across the country.  Years later, Darren and Jeb teamed up to form Butler Tobin – a preeminent trial firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

family-photo-in-laguna-beachDarren was raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, London, England and Atlanta, Georgia. When Darren is not working, he enjoys running, playing and coaching sports, volunteering in the Jewish community, and most importantly, laughing with his wife and two sons.

EDUCATION
  • J.D., University of Georgia School of Law
    • Moot Court
    • Honor Court
  • B.A., University of Georgia, magna cum laude
    • Student-Athlete Tutor
    • University Judiciary
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
  • Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC
  • Kessler & Solomiany, LLC
HONORS & AWARDS
  • National Law Journal: Elite Trial Lawyers 2015
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Georgia Trend: Legal Elite
  • Avvo: 10.00/10.00
  • Avvo: Clients’ Choice Award
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
MEDIA & PRESS
  • WSB-TV 2
  • Fox 5 News
  • CBS News
  • Daily Report
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • The Marietta Daily Journal
  • Law360
  • AM 750 WSB Radio
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & PUBLICATIONS
  • Jury Selection in Personal Injury Litigation: Connecting with Today’s Jury Pool, Strafford Publications (2017)
  • Eye for an Eye: Jewish Law v. Secular Law on Animal Attacks, CBT (2017)
  • Program Chair, But You Said You Were a Lawyer!? Topics Every Lawyer Should Know (a Little) About, Troutman Sanders (2016)
  • Litigation Management and Trial Equipment, Atlanta Bar Association (2016)
  • Program Chair, Expertise in Plaintiff Personal Injury Law, Atlanta Bar Association (2016)
  • Personal Injury Cases as They Relate to Family Law, ICLE Family Law Institute Convention Jekyll Island (2016)
  • Experience in Opening a New Firm, Georgia Trial Lawyers Annual Convention (2015)
  • Program Chair, CLE By The Hour at King & Spalding, Atlanta Bar Association (2015)
  • Program Chair, Specializing in Law, State Bar of Georgia (2015)
  • Running a Successful Personal Injury Practice, University of Georgia School of Law (2015)
  • Program Chair, Specialize to Succeed, Atlanta Bar Association (2014)
  • Broken Fingers to Bruised Brains: Skillfully Litigating Personal Injury Lawsuits, Atlanta Bar Association (2014)
  • Batson Challenges & Jury Selection Principles, Strafford Publications  (2014)
  • Pretrial Wheels Cases, Georgia Trial Lawyers Annual Convention and Gala (2014)
  • Drafting and Responding to Discovery, Practical Civil Litigation Skills for Paralegals (2014)
  • Auto Accident Lawsuits: Intake to Trial, Atlanta Bar Association (2013)
  • End Distracted Driving, EndDD (2013)
  • 2014 Guide to Online Marketing for Georgia Attorneys: How Search Engine Optimization and Law Firm Branding Can Transform Your Practice, VERDICT (2014)
  • Dram Shop Litigation: Think Twice Before Pouring That Next Drink, VERDICT (2014)
  • Loss of Consortium: A Spouse’s Right to Recovery, THE FAMILY LAW REVIEW, State Bar of Georgia (2014)
  • Get Involved – Stop Nursing Home Abuse, THE SAFETY REPORT (2012)
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • Atlanta Bar Association:
    CLE Board of Directors
  • VERDICT, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association:
    Editorial Board
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers NLD Executive Committee
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers LEAD Program
  • American Association for Justice