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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2001||01/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyers in Jacksonville||Jacksonville Magazine||2014|
|Partner||Coplan-Gardner & Gardner, P.A.||2008 - Present|
|Felony Division Chief||Fourth Judicial Circuit State Attorney's Office||2001 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Gator Bowl Association||Host Committee Member||2011 - Present|
|Florida Family Law Inns of Court||Associate Member||2010 - Present|
|Jacksonville Beach Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Jacksonville Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Florida Bar Association||Attorney||2001 - Present|
|State of Florida v. Rashaiem Jackson||Acquittal|
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|Florida Coastal School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||2000|
|University of North Florida||Political Science||Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|Guest Speaker||Domestic Violence||2011|
|I Almost Got Away With It||Murder Prosecution and Flight to Avoid Prosecution||2010|
|Guest Speaker||Proper Police Report Writing||2010|
Posted by Jon
Darin was very available and handled my child custody nicely. He was able to present the facts timely and competently in front of the Judge. He made suggestions that were beneficial during the case preparation and hearing.
Posted by Richard
Darin Gardner was very thorough in preparation for my case. He requested supporting documents for every part of it. The former wife's lawyer was not as well prepared. After hearing from both sides, the judge immediately ruled in my favor, (it was not difficult to see that the reason for my FW's motion was not legitimate). The outcome was better than I had hoped for.
His paralegal, Teri Hooper was also extremely helpful, as far as accessibility and providing a direct line to Mr. Gardner. Legal proceedings, as we all know, can be very stressful, and The Law Offices of Coplan-Gardner & Gardner p.a. gave me a very positive sense of confidence throughout the entire ordeal. I would most certainly recommend Darin and his team to anyone in need of his type of representation.
Posted by K.A.D.
Daren and team are absolutely incredible. I had hired a different lawyer before Daren and I was not happy with the strategy of the previous lawyer. I then changed lawyers and contacted Daren. He made time for me during my first visit for my child's timesharing and divorce case. Daren took the time to review my entire case from scratch, asked critical questions on current status and developed a winning strategy for the best interest of my child. Plan 'A' was to propose a settlement, which was refused by opposing counsel. Plan 'B' was mediation and Plan 'C' was final court hearing. We never got to Plan 'C'. During the mediation Daren presented the facts of the case in a way that the opposing counsel realized that there was no way they were going to win at trial. Daren knows how to build a case and can piece the facts together from point A to point B. We settled the case at mediation, all payments that I was making to wife from the results of the temporary needs hearing was ceased, I had majority time before and even had additional time with my child. Absolutely remarkable. I will recommend Daren to anyone who needs a lawyer because he will build a solid case, has a winning strategy and looks out for the best interest of the minor and the future needs. Thank you Daren, you are the best.
Steven Leitman, Mediation Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Darin feels very comfortable in the courtroom. He fights hard for his clients and is always prepared when he steps into court. He is very responsive and when the need arises I do not hesitate to give his name to a potential client.
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