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Christopher Darden

Writer, Lecturer & Practicing Attorney; Co-Prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson Murder Trial

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Christopher Darden Biography

Christopher Darden is a writer, lecturer and practicing attorney. He is a 15-year veteran of the Los Angeles County District Attorney, where he was assigned to the prosecution of O.J. Simpson.

During his tenure as a prosecutor, he was the Assistant Head Deputy Attorney of the Special Investigations Division. There for 6 years, his division investigated corrupt public officials, election law violations and police officer shootings and allegations of excessive use of force by police. Past assignments also included the Hardcore Gang Division and the Major Crimes Division. He has tried 21 homicide cases.

Darden received his B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from California University at San Jose (1977) and his law degree from the University of California, Hasting College of the Law (1980). After leaving the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in 1995, Darden joined the faculty at California State University, Los Angeles, where he taught criminal law.

That same year, he was appointed Associate Professor of Law at Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles. Darden taught and specialized in criminal procedure and trial advocacy. He left the law school in 1999 and immediately started his own firm, Darden & Associates, Inc., specializing in criminal defense and civil litigation.

Darden continues to be an advocate against domestic violence and is active in a variety of local and national organizations, including the National Bar Association (Lifetime Member), American Trial Lawyers Association and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity (Lifetime Member).

In 1998, Darden received the Crystal Heart Award from Loved Ones of Homicide Victims, an organization devoted to aiding families that have suffered the loss of loved ones as a result of violence. In 2000 he was recognized as “Humanitarian of the Year” by Eli Horne, A California shelter for abused children and women.

Darden has lectured at America’s leading colleges and universities, including but not limited to, Indiana University, University of Pittsburgh, Yale, University of Miami, Mercer University, Pennsylvania, Case Western and Georgia State University. He has also spoken on a variety of legal and social issues at major fundraisers, state and regional bar association convention, and corporate gatherings.

Darden is a former legal commentator for NBC and CNBC, and a frequent guest and commentator on CNN, Fox News Network and Court TV. He has appeared on every major television news or talk show. He has made guest appearances on “Touched By an Angel,” “Girlfriends,” “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” “Roseanne” and the movie “Liar Liar.” He is the former principal attorney in the syndicated legal show “Power of Attorney.”

Darden is also an accomplished writer. He is the co-author of the former number one New York Times best seller, “In Contempt” (1996) and “The Trials of Nikki Hill” (1999) and “LA Justice” (2000) “The Last Defense” (2002).

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    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Christopher Darden for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Christopher Darden, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Christopher Darden or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Christopher Darden

    Speaking fees for Christopher Darden, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Christopher Darden are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Christopher Darden, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Christopher Darden speak about?

    Christopher Darden is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Diversity Speakers, Law, Leadership Speakers, Speakers by Industry, University Speakers, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Christopher Darden travel from?

    Christopher Darden generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Christopher Darden’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Christopher Darden for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Christopher Darden for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Christopher Darden or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Writer, Lecturer & Practicing Attorney; Co-Prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson Murder Trial

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Christopher Darden Biography

Christopher Darden is a writer, lecturer and practicing attorney. He is a 15-year veteran of the Los Angeles County District Attorney, where he was assigned to the prosecution of O.J. Simpson.

During his tenure as a prosecutor, he was the Assistant Head Deputy Attorney of the Special Investigations Division. There for 6 years, his division investigated corrupt public officials, election law violations and police officer shootings and allegations of excessive use of force by police. Past assignments also included the Hardcore Gang Division and the Major Crimes Division. He has tried 21 homicide cases.

Darden received his B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from California University at San Jose (1977) and his law degree from the University of California, Hasting College of the Law (1980). After leaving the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in 1995, Darden joined the faculty at California State University, Los Angeles, where he taught criminal law.

That same year, he was appointed Associate Professor of Law at Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles. Darden taught and specialized in criminal procedure and trial advocacy. He left the law school in 1999 and immediately started his own firm, Darden & Associates, Inc., specializing in criminal defense and civil litigation.

Darden continues to be an advocate against domestic violence and is active in a variety of local and national organizations, including the National Bar Association (Lifetime Member), American Trial Lawyers Association and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity (Lifetime Member).

In 1998, Darden received the Crystal Heart Award from Loved Ones of Homicide Victims, an organization devoted to aiding families that have suffered the loss of loved ones as a result of violence. In 2000 he was recognized as “Humanitarian of the Year” by Eli Horne, A California shelter for abused children and women.

Darden has lectured at America’s leading colleges and universities, including but not limited to, Indiana University, University of Pittsburgh, Yale, University of Miami, Mercer University, Pennsylvania, Case Western and Georgia State University. He has also spoken on a variety of legal and social issues at major fundraisers, state and regional bar association convention, and corporate gatherings.

Darden is a former legal commentator for NBC and CNBC, and a frequent guest and commentator on CNN, Fox News Network and Court TV. He has appeared on every major television news or talk show. He has made guest appearances on “Touched By an Angel,” “Girlfriends,” “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” “Roseanne” and the movie “Liar Liar.” He is the former principal attorney in the syndicated legal show “Power of Attorney.”

Darden is also an accomplished writer. He is the co-author of the former number one New York Times best seller, “In Contempt” (1996) and “The Trials of Nikki Hill” (1999) and “LA Justice” (2000) “The Last Defense” (2002).

Christopher Darden Videos

  • OJ Simpson Trial | Christopher Darden Reveals New Details
    Former Simpson prosecutor Christopher Darden describes what happened behind the scenes in the landmark trial.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Darden on 'People v. OJ Simpson'
    Watch the former OJ Simpson prosecutor expertly address rumors he and Clark were an item.

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FAQs on booking Christopher Darden

  • How do I book Christopher Darden to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Christopher Darden for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Christopher Darden, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Christopher Darden or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Christopher Darden

    Speaking fees for Christopher Darden, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Christopher Darden are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Christopher Darden, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Christopher Darden speak about?

    Christopher Darden is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Diversity Speakers, Law, Leadership Speakers, Speakers by Industry, University Speakers, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Christopher Darden travel from?

    Christopher Darden generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Christopher Darden’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Christopher Darden for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Christopher Darden for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Christopher Darden or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Christopher Darden is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Christopher Darden for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Christopher Darden generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Judge Glenda Hatchett, John Zogby, Frank Wu, Judge Greg Mathis and Dr. Bernice King. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Christopher Darden for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Christopher Darden Speaker Videos

  • OJ Simpson Trial | Christopher Darden Reveals New Details
    Former Simpson prosecutor Christopher Darden describes what happened behind the scenes in the landmark trial.
    EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Darden on 'People v. OJ Simpson'
    Watch the former OJ Simpson prosecutor expertly address rumors he and Clark were an item.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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