Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.

Tye Darland


Tye Darland serves as the 2018 Chair of Georgians for Lawsuit Reform. Tye serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Georgia-Pacific. He leads a team of more than 60 attorneys within the company and his legal specialties include mergers and acquisitions and commercial law. Tye received both his undergraduate degree in accounting and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Iowa. He and his wife fund scholarships at Georgia State University, University of Iowa and Vanderbilt. Active in the Atlanta community, Tye serves on the board of Zoo Atlanta, the Federalist Society and the Atlanta Police Foundation. In addition, he’s a member of the board of Visitors for Georgia State University, Board of Law. He was appointed to the Judicial Nominating Commissions by Governor Sonny Perdue from 2008–2010 and is a past chairman of the AF&PA General Counsel’s Resource Committee.

Reid Smith

Community Affairs Coordinator

Reid focuses on building and engaging Georgians for Lawsuit Reform’s grassroots network across the state.

Reid joined Georgians For Lawsuit Reform from State Senator John F. Kennedy’s office where he served as a legislative aide. He assisted Senator Kennedy in a host of areas including providing legislative research, reviewing and editing legislative proposals and supporting Senator Kennedy in Senate Banking and Judiciary Committee meetings. Prior to his time with Senator Kennedy, Reid interned for Governor Nathan Deal and Congressman Rob Woodall.

He graduated from the finest institution in the land, the University of Georgia, with a degree in political science in December 2016. He currently lives in Buckhead and attends Christ the King.