Darren K. McCartney

Darren

 darren@waltersmccartney.com
Office: (407) 702- 6635
Fax: (407) 629- 1051

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EDUCATION

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude (Dec. 2004)
  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors (June 2001)

ADMITTED

  • The Florida Bar, 2005
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Seminole County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Darren K. McCartney has represented clients in a wide variety of commercial litigation claims, including two party breach of contract actions and complex consumer class-action lawsuits. Darren has handled claims arising from manufacturer-dealer relationships, sales contracts, leases, construction disputes, alleged legal malpractice, and consumer services contracts. He has represented clients in both trial and appellate courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings. Darren provides legal advice and strategy and assists in the review and preparation of contracts and other documents to protect his clients from future litigation issues. He has represented major manufacturers, national service companies, leading developers, medical supply manufacturers, local businesses, and home owner’s associations.

Although he handles a wide variety of commercial litigation, from UCC to construction defect claims, Darren specializes in consumer litigation claims related to violations of the FTC Act and the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA). He was instrumental in defending against certification of a Florida statewide class-arbitration claim based on alleged violations of the FDUTPA. Darren has also assisted clients in the defense of individual and class-action claims regarding unfair trade practice in Florida and other states across the country. He has defended FDUTPA claims arising out of consumer service agreements, real estate agreements, and commercial transactions on behalf of large national companies.

Darren earned his law degree from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, where he served as a member of the Order of the Coif and graduated magna cum laude and number two in his class. He also served as the Assistant Articles Editor and the Articles Editor for the Florida Law Review from 2003 – 2004. Prior to college and law school, Darren served six years in the United States Marine Corps, where he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in 1996.


Legal Assistant:
Shannon McClain
smcclain@waltersmccartney.com
(407) 702-6603

Law Clerk:
Lindsay Olivieri
lolivieri@waltersmccartney.com
(407) 702-6631
Office Administrator:
Nichole M. Beamer
nbeamer@waltersmccartney.com
(407) 636-8342