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- 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)
- 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, from two-party breach of contract actions to complex consumer class-action lawsuits. Darren has represented clients in numerous areas and industries, including manufacturer-dealer relationships, sales agreements, leases, real estate transactions, construction disputes, legal malpractice, pest control, health care, and consumer service 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 property associations, homeowners, and other individuals.
Although he handles a wide variety of commercial litigation, from UCC to construction defect claims, a large portion of Darren’s practice has focused on consumer litigation claims, arising from 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 the Articles Editor for the Florida Law Review, and graduated magna cum laude, number two in his class. Prior to college and law school, Darren served six years in the United States Marine Corps, and was honorably discharged in 1996.