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Writer, Lecturer & Practicing Attorney

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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). In September 2002, PAL will publish “The Last Defense,” a new crime thriller written by Darden with Dick Lochte.

Currently, Darden lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Marcia (Mar-cee-uh) and his three children, Jenee,Christopher, Jr., and Tiffany.

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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). In September 2002, PAL will publish “The Last Defense,” a new crime thriller written by Darden with Dick Lochte.

Currently, Darden lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Marcia (Mar-cee-uh) and his three children, Jenee,Christopher, Jr., and Tiffany.

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  • How much does it cost to book Christopher Darden?

    Booking fees for Christopher Darden, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Christopher Darden, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Christopher Darden?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Christopher Darden for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent 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. Fill out the booking request form 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 talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Christopher Darden or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Christopher Darden or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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Christopher Darden Speaker Videos

  • 7:14 Christopher Darden talks about O.J. trial on Charlie Rose (4 of 4)
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