Although I did not have the pleasure of knowing John for years, he made a lasting impression in just a few months. Always a pleasure and wonderful smile on his face!
Few lawyers have the profound impact for good that Dean Sutton had on our profession. I was fortunate to study under Dean Sutton in law school. The lessons he taught and the example he set are with me still, decades later. A true giant of the profession has passed. I offer my condolences.
My sincerest condolences on the loss of John Sutton. I was pleased to be one of his students during my time at the University of Texas Law School, and during my stay there he was appointed Dean of the law school shortly after Dean Page Keeton retired. I enjoyed a number of very pleasant and enlightening conversations with Dean Sutton while studying law, and found his advise and comments concise and practical. I felt a certain affinity with him, having grown up in San Angelo. I pray that his family take comfort in knowing that he had a rich and rewarding life and left many people the better for having come into contact with him.
Truly, a gentleman and a scholar. We are unlikely to ever see the likes of him again. He was a strong bridge between the old-time practice of law in Texas and practice in the new millennium. An inspiration to students and practitioners alike.
My sincere condolences to the family.
My condolences to the family for the loss of this fine man and teacher. I took so many courses from him that he told me I'd better turn out well! I was very fond of him.
David Smith, '62, Victoria, TX