Darrell is an accomplished trial lawyer with 30 years of experience litigating cases—both to juries and judges—across many business and legal sectors, including financial services, real estate, bankruptcy, securities, employment, non-competition, trade secrets, and partnership and corporate governance matters. Most cases he litigates bear one similar attribute: they are high stakes, financially complicated disputes. Darrell is a creative, sophisticated problem-solver who lawyers aggressively yet civilly.
Although skilled at litigating cases that cannot be resolved otherwise, Darrell strongly advocates out-of-court resolution of business disputes. He has acted as an advocate for his clients in arbitrations, mediations and settlement conferences across the country.
Darrell has argued before the Colorado state appellate courts and federal courts of appeal, and submitted briefing in the U.S. Supreme Court. His appellate advocacy has generated numerous reported legal decisions that have made, clarified, or expanded the law.
University of Colorado Law School, J.D., American Jurisprudence Award, Commercial Law (1987)
University of Colorado, Boulder, B.A. (1984)
U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
United States Supreme Court
United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits
United States District Courts for the District of Colorado, Eastern District of Michigan, and Eastern District of Texas
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado
Colorado Super Lawyers, Business Litigation 2017 -2018
Best Lawyers in America — Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, 2007-15; Bankruptcy Litigation, 2013, 2015-17; Real Estate Law, 2014
Martindale-Hubbell, AV Pre-eminent Rating
Corporate Counsel Black Book, 2007
Co-recipient of the 1995 Jonathan Olom Award presented by the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar for "remarkable personal sacrifice made without regard to personal gain in the defense of the accused" in pro bono matters
Recipient of the 2008 Donald E. Cordova Distinguished Service Award for excellence in pro bono representation of debtors by the Faculty of Federal Advocates' Bankruptcy Pro-Bono Legal Service Project.
Boulder Food Seminar, April 2016
Moderator, Faculty of Federal Advocates, October 2013
Darrell M. Daley, Moderator, April 2011
Darrell M. Daley, Presenter, Sterling Education Services CLE, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2008
Darrell M. Daley, Presenter, Boulder Chamber of Commerce, 1997
Darrell M. Daley, Presenter, Wyoming Claims Association Annual Meeting, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1994
Boulder County Business Report, January 2005
Boulder County Bar Newsletter, 2004
Trends, May 2002
The Law Journal, Boulder County Business Report, April 2002
Equipment Leasing Today 11, Vol. VI, No. 5, May 1994
63 Am.Bkr.L.J. 249, Summer 1989
18 Colo. Law. 267, February 1989