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Patrick Joseph D'Arcy

Litigation Attorney at Irvine, CA

5.0   17 reviews

About Patrick

Learn Patrick’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    35%
    My firm has handled many sophisticated cases - 1) defended company against a class action (had the class defeated by motion), and had trial court ruling upheld on appeal; 2) won IP litigation in Arizona federal court; 3) won non-discharge action in federal court, and other matters

    15 years

  2. Real estate
    30%

    15 years

  3. Contracts and agreements
    15%
    Drafted purchase by L'Oreal of 150 beauty salons; negotiated settlement between national paint distribution and licensee; drafted buy-sell agreements; drafted many settlement agreements.

    15 years

  4. Landlord or tenant
    15%
    Handled many difficult evictions, including 12-0 jury verdicts and successful defense on appeal.

  5. Criminal defense
    5%
    Defense for white collar and other crimes. Defended CEO against worker's compensation fraud (and 12 felonies). Negotiated case after three years of litigation to 1 felony, no jail time and eligibility for expungement.

    12 years

I like to read, ride off-road motorcycles and be outdoors as much as possible. 

Licensed for 15 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 09/07/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Patrick

Patrick J. D'Arcy, APLC
1 Park Plz Ste 380
Irvine, CA, 92614

Reviews

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Posted by H Nguyen | November 23, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Owner
This is the 1st I write a review.Patrick is very kind, honest lawyer I know. I was in bad time with my broker agent, and no law firm taking seriously about my case. Lucky I found him by looking the reviews on Google. It is true. At that time, Even he didn’t have time to take my case, but he give me advices, calm me down and refer me to the other lawyer he knows that lawyer will take care good of me. I really appreciate him. No words can explain my feelings now. Thank you Patrick.
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Posted by Judy Tsai | August 27, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Ethical Attorney
I am a landlord dealing with a difficult tenant. Patrick does not practice the landlord tenant issue anymore but he offered me free advise and referred me to another attorney. Patrick was very knowledgeable, helpful with good ethics. I will look forward to work with him for the real estate issue and contracts.
Posted by Bryan | August 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney.
Pat is a highly intelligent lawyer who communicates well and is easy to work with. He has a thorough knowledge of the ins and outs of the court system and the law. I don't hesitate to recommend the services of this GREAT attorney.
Posted by Ginny | August 28, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Attorney
I had contacted Patrick for a consultation regarding my current business issue. Although, Patrick is busy he still made time to call me back and talk to me unlike other attorneys that I have called. I really appreciate his help and honesty.
Posted by Helen | July 18, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
rel estate attorney
Great attorney with real estate law background is what we were looking for. Gave us very good advice for our case. if need be, we look forward to working with him in the future. Yelp was true to their reviews on Patrick.
Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Litigation Lawyer in Southern California
Pat is an amazing trial attorney who will work tirelessly for his clients. Not only did he graduate from one of the top law schools in the country, but he also has the experience and the grit to tackle large complex cases in court. There's a lot of licensed attorneys in California, but not many of them have the actual experience in the law they practice. Pat worked in the Real Estate business for many years before becoming a Real Estate lawyer, so he's the one to call for quality advice. You won't be disappointed if you hire him!
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Posted by Ken | September 3, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Litigation Attorney
Patrick D'Arcy was an incredibly helpful and responsive lawyer. I had explained I had already found someone to help me with my case but he insisted I tell him about the case which turned into a hour plus phone conversation which he didn't charge me for. He provided a lot of great information to give to the lawyer I had chosen. Definitely a stand up guy who has a lot of passion for law.
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Posted by ling | June 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sharp, symphony, best in all!
Pat is simply the best of my entire lawyer search!!! I called many attorneys for my eviction case; some of them don't want to take my cases. Most of them doesn't even answer my message and call me back. But Pat called me back and helps me greatly with my case. He is the most aggressive defender comparing to others. He knows laws in very detail, and he is knowledgeable and up to date, smart, sympathy and ready to help. He will do the research and find the best strategy in the first time, which is a rare virtue among the many attorneys I have contacted. I would definitely recommend him to my friends who need help.
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
I hired Mr. D'Arcy for a personal injury case. I had been rear ended on the freeway and the person at fault's insurance wanted to give me nothing for medical expenses or for the amount I was going to have to put towards a new car. Mr. D'Arcy took my case and gave me the results I wanted in just a short time. I had been told that it wouldn't be worth it to file a lawsuit because insurance never pays out; well Mr. D'Arcy got their insurance to pay out. He got the job done quick and was always available whenever I needed to ask him something. You always hear these horror stories about attorneys just after your money, but Mr. D'Arcy wasn't like that at all. He was very honest and told me exactly as it was. His firm is all so friendly, and I am very happy I decided to let them handle my case. I would most definitely recommend the Patrick D'Arcy Law Corporation to handle your case!
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Posted by Tim | May 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Legal Tactician
I was going to write a detailed review of specifically how amazing Pat D’Arcy’s legal services are. However, I realized that Pat’s unique expertise in defending the rights of housing providers is something which should only be revealed to the clients who are privileged enough to be represented by him. Pat is an incredibly skilled attorney whose command of the law is a wonder to witness. Pat consistently bests the best eviction defense attorneys repeatedly. When I called him for help with a tenant who hadn’t paid rent in 3 months, he knew just the technique to use in managing the situation to bring the matter to a quick and satisfying legal closure. In my experience Pat is a true housing advocate, who represents the rights of housing providers so that their buildings can be managed for paying tenants who wish to live in clean buildings where the landlords are doing everything possible to make sure that their buildings are run efficiently. Currently there are organizations, who will do and say anything to malign housing providers and their advocates by making unsubstantiated and false claims of discrimination in order to continue to receive services and housing without payment. Because he does not waiver and fights aggressively for his clients, Pat has been the target of such slanderous and maliciousness accusations. However, I can personally say that Pat advocates for all his clients, and welcomes anyone who seeks his services towards the end of defending the rights of housing providers.
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Posted by Steve | May 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trusted and hardworking!
I have been involved in real estate for over 30 years. During that time I have engaged numerous attorneys from both large and small firms and Pat D'Arcy has been the best attorney we have ever used. He provides the knowledge of a large firm with the personal attention and efficiency of a boutique law firm. His billing is always fair and we trust him 100%. We intend to use him at every opportunity going forward.
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Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!!
Pat has worked on several cases and legal matters for a company I consult for. He has helped me immensely on all areas of the law that we needed additional guidance on. Pat works tirelessly to get to the facts of any legal issue and offer his advice and both I and the company's management team could not be more thankful to him.
Posted by denni | May 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sharp, honest
If you are looking for a excellent attorney contact Pat. Best attorney I've ever used for legal matters. I highly recommend Pat and I am very grateful to have found him! Pat is super sharp, straight forward, insightful and maintains an extremely proactive approach to issues. He is my attorney and can be fully trusted! Pat is seasoned, knowledgeable, assertive, passionate and a tireless defender! He ALWAYS has his client’s best interest in mind!
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Posted by Beth | May 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
Pat D'Arcy is honestly one the best attorney's that my company has ever worked with. We work with attorneys all over the country and none compare. We only wish he could practice law in every state that we need him. He is so knowledgeable about the law and the legal processes. His work ethic is unwavering and he is as honest as they come. You certainly want him on your side.
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Response from Patrick D'Arcy May 15, 2017
Thank you, Beth! I really enjoy representing your GREAT COMPANY, Residential First Mortgage. I am grateful to be your attorney! Thanks again, Pat
Posted by Spring | May 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Patrick is very dedicated to his clients, highly skilled, hard working, responsible and fighting hard. I highly recommend him. I give him five star.
Posted by Bruce | May 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patrick D'Arcy experience
I have been working with Patrick D'Arcy for the past 6 months on a fraud case. Mr D'Arcy is extremely competent, has an incredible work ethic and exhibits common sense and fairness to his clients. Mr D'Arcy isn't just looking for billable hours, he's interested in a realistic outcome. I would definitely recommend Mr D'Arcy as great advocate to have fighting on your side.
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Posted by Fred | May 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Brilliant
Mr. D'Arcy is honest and worked very hard to get our case resolved. He came up with innovative ideas and explained them to us clearly. He was able to evict our tenants that had refused to leave and had not paid rent in 6 months. Patrick D'Arcy won our case and won a judgement to recoup all the past due rent + fees. His price was very fair and he worked more hours than he charged us for!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-395 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Patrick J. D'Arcy, A Professional Law Corporation
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
  • 2006 - 2010
  • President of National Closing
  • E Loan, Inc.
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Corporate Vice President
  • Centex Corporation
  • 1997 - 2003
  • Sr. National Underwriter
  • First American Title Insurance Company
  • 1992 - 1997
  • Assistant Vice President, Sr. Title Officer
  • Fidelity Title Company
  • 1989 - 1992
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Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • California State University, Northridge
  • MBA
  • 1996
  • California State University, Northridge
  • Business Administration
  • 1993
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • Pre-med program
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • Sainz v. Leva
  • Upheld on appeal
  • Katie Little v Elmer Clarke
  • 12-0 defense verdict as to wife;
  • People v. Castrejon
  • invalidated warrant
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Associations

  • Quasi Indigent Defense Panel
  • President
  • 2011 - Present
  • Public Law Center
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Awards

  • Wiley Manuel - Pro Bono
  • State Bar of California
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
  • 2009

Publications

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Litigation Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Pat helped me out in a very tough case. He put in the time to handle the case correctly and did not overcharge me the way many lawyers do. I endorse him for his honesty, his tenacity, his professionalism, and his knowledge of civil litigation."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked on numerous cases with Mr. D'Arcy over the past 12 years. Not only is he brilliant but he consistently out works and out maneuvers his adversary achieving the best possible result for those clients fortunate to hire him. He presents himself with the highest degree of professionalism. The legal profession should be proud to have him amongst our ranks"
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