Craig A. Darling SBN 240310

Orange County Family Law Attorney

Craig A. Darling loves being a family law attorney.  Primarily dedicated to the practice of family law since 2005, Craig A. Darling, Esq. provides advice and assistance in all areas of California family law. Craig A. Darling, Esq., seeks to assist as many people as possible in his practice of family law. Mr. Darling has a sincere desire to help people with all their family legal issues, resolving their issues in a way that helps them the most and gives them the ability to move on.

A Family Law Firm

Orange County Attorney Craig Darling founded the Law Office of Craig A. Darling, Inc., on April 1, 2013, and has since helped his many clients with many issues, including dissolution of marriage, paternity actions, child custody, child support, spousal support and many others.

The Law Office of Craig A. Darling is a family law firm which serves Orange County, California and the surrounding San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

Family Law Issues

Family law issues are always emotional, and Irvine Family Law Attorney Craig Darling understands how difficult a time it is when a family is going through changes. Even happy events like adoptions come with stresses and many questions. Most people never have to deal with the legal system unless they are involved in a family issue, and it can be confusing and even frightening because of the uncertainty.

Family Law Attorney Craig A. Darling wants to take away that stress and uncertainty. If you choose to have him represent you on your family law issues, he will listen carefully to all your issues and concerns and and explain your options and their possible consequences. Often there are more choices than people realize. Then he will allow you to choose how you want to proceed, and let you know how your case is progressing.

Orange County Family Law Attorney Craig A. Darling sincerely wants what is best for you and your family, and he wants to make sure that happens. You can call the Law Office of Craig A. Darling today for a free consultation.

Work History

Founder/Attorney

Law Office of Craig A. Darling, Inc.
April 1, 2013 – Present
19800 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 1000
Irvine, California 92612-2433

The Law Office of Craig A. Darling is a family law firm practicing in Orange County, California and the surrounding counties of San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino. The firm’s founding attorney, Craig A. Darling, Esq., has been primarily dedicated to the practice of family law since 2005. The firm is proficient in all family law matters including, but not limited to, dissolution of marriage proceedings, paternity actions, child custody, child visitation, child support, spousal support, domestic violence restraining orders, civil harassment restraining orders, characterization and division of the community property estate, and requests for and defense of attorney fees and costs related thereto.

 

Associate Attorney

Law Office of Steven R. Grecco
October 2005 – March 2013
19800 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 1000
Irvine, California 92612-2433

Family Law Attorney

Research Assistant

Honorable James N. Barr, Federal Bankruptcy Judge
May 2004 – September 2004
United States Bankruptcy Court
411 West 4th Street
Santa Ana, California 92701

Researched and prepared papers related to the potential conflict of In re Gruntz (9th Circuit)
202 F.3d 1074, 1082 and the “Rooker-Feldman” Doctrine.

InternClerkship/Law

Orange County Public Defender
January 2004 – September 2005
Harbor Justice Center
4601 Jamboree Road
Newport Beach, California 92660

Assisted in drafting motions to suppress evidence pursuant to California Penal Code Section 1538.5; Legal research; Client interviews.

Education

Chapman University, School of Law

Chapman University LogoDoctor of Law (J.D.), Legal Studies, General
2002 – 2005
Juris Doctorate
Chapman University School of Law, Orange, California
Contributing Editor, Nexus Law Journal, Vol. 10
Admitted to the California Bar on December 7, 2005
State Bar No.: 240310
Admitted to the Federal District Court on December 13, 2005

Arizona State University

Arizona State University logoBachelor of Science (B.S.), Justice Studies, 3.62
1999 – 2001
Baccalaureate of Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Major: College of Public Programs
Minor: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Chandler/Gilbert Community College

Logo Gilbert Community CollegeAssociated of Arts, General Studies, 3.906
1998 – 1999
General Studies (Associate of Arts Degree)

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Parking Lot Justice Volunteer Program
    Saddleback Church
    May 2013
    California-licensed attorneys meet one-on-one to answer questions related to bankruptcy, adoption, criminal law, elder protection law, family law, foreclosure, immigration, mortgage modification, personal injury and more.
  • Causes Craig cares about:
    Animal Welfare
    Politics