About Darren Richardson

Partner, Attorney at Law
Darren Richardson grew up in the rural community of Herriman, Utah, where he worked on his Grandfather’s farm.  Darren worked side-by-side with his grandfather from early childhood until he graduated high school.  Working on the farm instilled in him an appreciation for hard work and doing things the right way. Most importantly, working on the farm taught him the importance of family and how proper planning can protect families for generations.

Education

At age 19, Darren served a two-year mission for his church in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. During this time, Darren worked closely with individuals and family, affluent and indigent, to help make bad situations good, and good situations better.  Through that experience, Darren developed a passion for serving others.  A few years after returning from Canada, he graduated cum laude from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal studies.  While pursuing his degree, Darren worked for USAA as an insurance advisor to military personnel and their families nationwide and abroad.

Professional Experience

Darren earned his Juris Doctor degree from Phoenix School of Law in May 2013. During his time at law school, he served as a law clerk for the Arizona Governor’s Office of General Counsel, where he worked on all aspects of litigation that affected the Governor’s office and the State of Arizona.  In addition, he served as the Sections Committee Chairman of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and as co-editor of the published work, Starting A Law Practice and Professionalism for New Lawyers. Darren started as an intern for Morris Hall in the spring of 2011, and upon passing the Arizona bar exam, accepted an associate position with the firm.  Darren currently serves as the estate administration supervisor where he spends the majority of his time counseling with those who have lost a loved one.  His is the privilege to provide a listening ear and a calm reassurance to the bereaved, and to ensure proper administration of the deceased’s estate – responsibilities that he takes very seriously.  

Personal

Darren married his lovely wife, Melissa, in 2003 and they are the proud parents of three beautiful children, Guyene, Nolan, and Cora. Darren enjoys volunteering his time at Feed My Starving Children and St. Mary's Food Bank.  He is an avid outdoorsman with a love of camping and fishing and has developed a passion for smoking brisket, ribs, turkey.... you name it! 


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Brief Summary

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Business Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Probate

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona

Education

  • Phoenix School of Law, Phoenix, Arizona
    • Juris Doctor
  • Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas
    • Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude)
    • Major: Liberal Studies

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • American Bar Association

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