Athens, Georgia 1986
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
Emory School of Law
Atlanta, Georgia 1991
Darryl graduated from the
University of Georgia in 1986 with a degree in accounting. While at UGA, he was
a member in the Golden Key, Phi Eta Sigma, and Gamma Beta Phi honor societies
and the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity. After
graduation, he worked for two years at a tax law boutique firm that served
ultra-high net worth clients before entering Emory School of Law. At Emory, he
focused on litigation and served on the Moot Court Board of Directors and Moot
Court Special Teams. He earned membership into the exclusive Order of
Barristers and won the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award
and several American Jurisprudence Awards before graduating in 1991.
After graduation, Darryl
worked for a litigation firm where he gained valuable experience trying complex
cases in State and Federal courts. In
1998, he formed the law firm Marmon & Leach, where he continued to litigate
complex civil and business matters for the next twenty-five years. During that time, lawyers began asking him to
assist with writing briefs and arguing motions and appeals because they saw
that he naturally approached legal dilemmas from unique angles. He selectively
took on that work with great success.
Darryl left the firm he
founded to join Meriwether & Tharp in 2023.
Although he is aggressive by nature, he is drawn to the firm's focus on
resolution and finding creative ways to solve problems with a minimum of
hostility. His accounting and litigation backgrounds are natural assets to
family law, as is his genuine concern for people and desire to help.
Darryl has a black belt in taekwondo and is a
lifelong fan of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins, and
Georgia Bulldogs. When he is not
working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and two precocious dogs.