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David Allen Darrin

About me


I believe that the most successful people are able to balance their individual goals within a team concept.  At Bonita Vista High School near San Diego, I was first team all-league in football and soccer, and both teams competed in the playoffs my senior year.


At the University of California, Santa Barbara, I worked hard and achieved an overall grade point average of 3.78, which was in the top 4% of my graduating class, and graduated with "High Honors".


In law school at the University of California, Davis (which is typically ranked in the top 25 law schools in the United States), I participated in many extra-curricular activities and ultimately graduated in the top 20% of my class.


I have been practicing law with Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger, ALC, in Palm Springs since 1992.  Our law firm is the oldest firm in the area, having been formed in 1951.


I have been a shareholder of our law firm for over ten years, and my areas of practice include business, real estate, banking and finance, Indian law, litigation, and many others.


I am currently a Commissioner on the Palm Springs Parks and Recreation Commission, the President of the Palm Springs Lion's Club, on the Board of Directors and a coach/referee for AYSO soccer, a volunteer for Law Day in local school system and more.


I enjoy people and look forward to serving your legal needs.


Practice areas


  1. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
  2. Construction & Development: 20%
  3. Real Estate: 20%
  4. Business: 20%
  5. Banking: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Schlecht Shevlin & Shoenberger

801 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Suite 100
Palm Springs, CA, 92263


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Top 20% of Graduating ClassUC Davis Law School1992
High Honors at GraduationUniversity of California, Santa Barbara1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/ShareholderSchlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger, ALC1992 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Inns of Court -- Warren Slaughter chapterParticipant2000 - 2005
Palm Springs Lion's ClubVarious (including currently President)2000 - Present
Palm Springs Parks and Recreation CommissionCommissioner2000 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1992 - Present
Desert Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lehman vs. DT PropertiesFavorable settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of California, Santa BarbaraN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law Day PresentationsLaw Day For Students2013