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About me

Daryl’s practice focuses on personalized estate planning, probate and trust administration for individuals, couples and families.  Daryl also advises clients on bankruptcy (Chapter 7 & Chapter 13), asset protection, corporate and business planning. 

Daryl earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Berkeley and Juris Doctor, cum laude at Pepperdine School of Law in Malibu, California.  Daryl received a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Technology Law (A designation for those focused on entrepreneurial, business and legal-related issues).


You may have seen Daryl at USA Today, U.S. World & News Report, NBC KMIR6 - Channel 6, KPSE My 13 - Channel 13, KPSP Local 2, California Lawyer Magazine, The Desert Sun, the Public Record, California Magazine, Pepperdine Law Magazine and Western Wealth Management Business.  For the most recent articles written by Daryl and featured in the Desert Sun, click here.


Palm Springs Life Magazine has selected him one of its "Top Lawyers" for Estate Planning in 2013.


Practice Areas


  • Essential Estate Planning (Wills, Revocable Living Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Certifications of Trust)

  • Advanced Estate Planning (Family Limited Partnerships, Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, Asset Protection)

  • Estate & Trust Administration

  • Estate & Trust Litigation

  • Probate

  • Special Needs Planning

  • Charitable Giving

  • Business Law & Business Planning (LLCs, S-Corps, C-Corps, Partnerships, Corporate Minutes)

  • Bankruptcy -Chapter 7 & Chapter 13

  • Asset Protection

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of California, Attorney
         Business Law Section
         Trusts & Estates Section

  • Wealth Counsel, Member

  • American Bar Association, Member
         Business Law Section

  • Desert Estate Planning Council, Member

  • Desert Bar Association, Member

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member

  • Animal Samaritans’ Planned Giving Advisory Council

  • Better Business Bureau, Member

  • Palm Desert Chamber, Member

  • Former Chairperson, Management & Education Committee of the Southern California Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (2006)



  • JD, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu (2005); Graduated cum laude

  • Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Technology Law, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu (2005)

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley (1998)

  • AS, College of the Desert,

  • Palm Springs High School


Languages spoken: Spanish

Photos and videos

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Practice areas

  1. Estate Planning: 60%
  2. Probate: 20%
  3. Bankruptcy: 20%



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • John Jimenez

    I endorse this lawyer. Daryl is the go-to attorney for Estate Planning, as far as I am concerned. He knows his stuff, he's easy to work with and his staff is top notch. I refer all of my clients to him who are in need of an estate and probate legal genius!


    John Jimenez Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Law Office Of Daryl L. Binkley

77-564 Country Club Drive.
Suite. 246
Palm Desert, CA, 92211


CANot Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled)200705/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2015
Top Lawyer - Estate PlanningPalm Springs Life Magazine2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Top Lawyer - Estate PlanningPalm Springs Life Magazine2013
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2013
Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Technology LawPepperdine University School of Law, Malibu (2005)2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder & AttorneyThe Law Office of Daryl L. Binkley2008 - Present
AttorneyThe Law Offices of Christine C. Weiner, APLC2007 - 2008
Vice PresidentNew Capital Education2003 - 2006
Senior Research AssociateDow Jones2000 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
MAPDA -Mothers Against Prescription Drug AbuseBoard Member2011 - Present
Animal Samaritans SPCA, Inc.Planned Giving Committee2009 - Present
Desert Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
WealthCounselMember2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2007 - Present
Desert Estate Planning CounselMember2008 - 2009
Publication nameTitleDate
California Magazine - UC BerkeleyClass Notes2014
USA TODAY"Tips for small business success"2013
KPSP Local 2-TV Channel"If I die" Application Posts Your Last Words2012
EstatePlanning.comIf you can find a way to avoid probate, do so2012
EstatePlanning.comSave your family from a treasure hunt2012
Pepperdine Law MagazineClass Actions2012
California Lawyer MagazineHow Law Firms Get Loans2012
California Lawyer MagazineManaging your legal career2011
U.S. World & News Report5 Tips for Current or Prospective Law School Students in a Difficult Economy2011
The Desert SunLike celebrities, you can take steps to keep real estate holdings private2011
California Lawyer MagazineEstate and Tax Planners Expect a Bumper Year2010
The Desert SunEvery critter has a story at Animal Samaritans2010
NBC KMIR 6 Palm Springs-Channel 6Essential Legal Documents for Parents/Legal Workshop2009
KPSE My 13 Palm Springs - Channel 13Essential Legal Documents for Parents/Legal Workshop2009
The Desert SunSave Your Family From a Tresure Hunt2009
The Desert SunIf You Can Find a Way to Avoid Probate, Do So2009
Public RecordLaw Office of Daryl Binkley Moves, Offers Seminars2009
The Desert SunAttorney puts focus on long-term healthcare2008
The Desert SunNew Internet Blog Covers Estate Planning Law2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of California - BerkeleyPsychologyOther - Bachelors1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sun City Financial Club3 Estate Planning Concepts You Should Know Before You Die2014
State Farm Private EventEssential Estate Planning2014
Private Client EventYear End Estate Planning Q&A2011
Private Event for clients of Financial InstitutionEstate Planning in a Volatile World2010
Private Client Event Sponsored by Financial InstitutionCommon Estate Planning Blunders2010
Q&A on Estate Planning & Elder Law Issues, La Quinta Senior Center5 Myths & Mistakes of Estate Planning2009
Legal Seminar for Parents, My Gym Palm DesertEssential Legal Documents for Parents2009
Legal SeminarHoliday Edition: Gifting Strategies as Estate Planning Devices2009
Legal SeminarHalloween Edition: Scary Estate Planning Mistakes & How to Avoid Them2009
Legal Seminar5 Common Estate Planning Mistakes2009