An Upstate New York native, Darrell earned his undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science from the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Geneseo. While attending college, Darrell actively participated in and led the school’s competitive Mock Trial team and interned for a leading plaintiff’s firm from his hometown. That experience gave Darrell a passion for representing individual people who have been injured at the hands of more powerful interests.
After college, Darrell attended William and Mary Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude. During law school, Darrell served in the leadership of William & Mary’s selective National Trial Team and brought home the top award in the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County’s Gourley Competition for having demonstrated the highest advocacy skills of any individual competitor. In addition, Darrell has been inducted into the Order of the Barristers for his exceptional oral advocacy.
Following law school, Darrell served as a federal law clerk for the Honorable David J. Novak, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division. That experience gave Darrell critical insights into the mechanics of federal litigation, including motions practice, contested hearings, and jury trials.
Currently, Darrell focuses on litigating civil rights and complex personal injury cases in the federal and state courts of Virginia.
Having come from a humble background, Darrell fully understands the grit and zeal it takes to succeed against a well-resourced opponent.