Our newest associate attorney, Sutton Freedman, grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but moved to Atlanta in 2006 to attend college at Emory University. He’d always been interested in cultural exchange and earned his bachelor’s in anthropology.
Humanitarian issues have always been important to Sutton, so he began working in the field of refugee resettlement for four years. Afterward, he earned his master’s degree in international policy at UGA.
Realizing he could combine his two passions by working in immigration law, Sutton, at age 27, began working toward a law degree at Georgia State. During law school, Sutton took a class taught by Antonini & Cohen Partner Carolina Antonini. She and the firm came up again during his summer clerkship at another Atlanta immigration law firm.
“I was always hearing great things about the reputation of Antonini & Cohen and Carolina Antonini,” says Sutton. “Now that I’m here, I get to meet all kinds of diverse and interesting people. The environment is intellectually curious, and everyone is eager to help our clients. That makes for a good work environment.”
Outside the office, Sutton enjoys reality TV – even shows like 90 Day Fiancé. He also loves cooking with his wife, who is a great cook. They always look forward to traveling and count Italy as their favorite so far. And don’t forget sports – Sutton’s been a UNC basketball fan since childhood, and he also likes soccer. For lunch, he likes Pupuseria Mi Tierra on Buford Highway, not far from the Antonini & Cohen office.