About Sumner E. Riddick, II

Mr. Riddick is an accomplished and seasoned litigator with over 18 years of trial experience.  He began his career in Macon, Georgia where his practice was solely limited to personal injury law.  In this area, Mr. Riddick has successfully negotiated and settled hundreds of cases with insurance companies out of court, and similarly successfully tried other cases to juries when insurance companies refused to properly compensate his clients.

Upon moving his practice to Atlanta 12 years ago, Mr. Riddick expanded his practice into Family Law.  Mr. Riddick notes, “Blending family law with my personal injury practice was a perfect fit in that in both of these areas of law you are helping people navigate through the most difficult chapters of their lives.  It is helping people, and giving back.  ”

When not practicing law, Mr. Riddick enjoys spending time with family and friends, participating in various charitable and political organizations, and travelling extensively throughout the United States, as well as internationally.


Family Law Including:

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Paternity Actions
  • Legitimation Actions
  • Modification of Child Support
  • Modification of Visitation
  • Modification of Custody
  • Contempt Actions
  • Family Violence Actions
  • Stalking Actions
  • Grandparent Visitation Rights Actions
  • Adoptions

Personal Injury Law Including:

  • Car Wreck Cases
  • Wrongful Death Cases
  • Slip and Fall Cases


  • Private practice, Gwinnett County, Lawrenceville, Georgia 2001 to present
  • Buafo & Riddick, Bibb County, Macon, Georgia 1994 to 2001


  • State Bar of Georgia 1994 to present
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association 2001 to present
  • Gwinnett County Family Law Section, Treasurer
  • Georgia Association of Trial Lawyers 1996 to present
  • AIDGwinnett, Chairman 2002 to 2003
  • Georgia Legal Services Pro Bono Project


  • Mercer University, Juris Doctor
  • College of Charleston, Cum Laude
  • Bachelor of Arts in History with minor in Studia Humanitatis
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with minor in English


  • Best of Gwinnett 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006
  • Alexander C. Dick Scholarship (College of Charleston)
  • Bishop Robert Smith Award (College of Charleston)
  • Public Service Award (Mercer University)