Veronica S. Darling – Associate Attorney
Veronica S. Darling has extensive experience litigating in both State and Federal Courts. She has represented numerous municipalities and public entities throughout California in various litigation matters, including investigating, filing and prosecuting criminal actions on behalf of local entities. Ms. Darling played a key role in the defense of a southern California city against a $100 million suit by an internationally known developer who alleged the city had purposefully delayed completion of golf course and resort project. Ms. Darling also defended a northern California county against a constitutional challenge to the county’s regulation of the possession of firearms on county-owned property.
Ms. Darling has experience managing, litigating, and settling complex litigation matters. Ms. Darling acted as Special Litigation Counsel in a $2.3 billion complex bankruptcy litigation in Federal Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana, California. Ms. Darling performed substantial legal research and brief writing in that case, in addition to coordinating and participating in more than a dozen nation-wide depositions of CEOs, accountants, and attorneys involved in the financial collapse of Lehman Brothers. Ms. Darling is currently defending over a dozen healthcare entities against claims that they are jointly and severally liable for $58 million to their former Workers’ Compensation insurance provider.
Ms. Darling received her law degree from the UCLA School of Law. While in law school, she served as an extern for Justices Klein, Croskey, Kitching and Aldrich, of the California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Three. As an extern, Ms. Darling did substantial research and analysis regarding the scope of employees’ expectation of privacy in the work place. Immediately following law school, Ms. Darling served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert L. Hess and Honorable John Shepard Wiley, Jr., of the Los Angeles Superior Court, providing daily written and oral analysis of the law and motion matters pending in each department.
Ms. Darling is the author of “Personal Responsibility in Parentage: An Argument Against the Marital Presumption,” University of California Davis Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy, Volume 11, Issue 2, (Summer 2007).