Areas of Expertise
Construction Defect Law
Darrien is “of counsel” with VF Law, specializing in litigation of construction defects in single family homes, multi-family communities, homeowner associations, and commercial buildings. .
Darrien has been practicing law for 25years, and (almost) exclusively construction defect law for 20 years. He is passionate about helping Arizona homeowners protect the value of their homes, and has been instrumental in recovering tens of millions for thousands of clients. He is experienced in all aspects of construction defect litigation, and has argued before the Arizona Court of Appeals and Arizona Supreme Court, and his arguments and theories have helped shape Arizona law regarding construction defect claims. In addition to practicing in the courtroom, Darrien teaches at numerous seminars regarding construction defect issues.
Before getting involved with CD work, Darrien worked as an associate attorney at several Phoenix law firms from 1996 to 2002, where he handled a variety of matters, primarily in commercial litigation. Before landing at Vial Fotheringham LLP, Darrien worked at Dicks, Coglianese & Shuquem LLP from November 2002 through May 2015, first as an associate and then as a partner, litigating construction defect claims on behalf of homeowners and homeowner associations.
Darrien occasionally instructs for the Arizona State Bar and other Continuing Legal Education (CLE providers). Darrien is a current board member and past president of the Construction Law Section of the Maricopa County Bar Association.
CLIENTS SERVED SINCE 1998
Total Collections matters served in since 1998
Total Collections recovery since 2008
Total Construction DefectS RECOVERED
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