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Darren O'Leary Aitken

Defective and dangerous products Attorney at Santa Ana, CA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Darren

Learn Darren’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Defective and dangerous products
    35%
    Handled cases against automotive manufacturers and the makers of various other products and component parts.

  2. Personal injury
    25%
    Catastrophic losses and wrongful death claims stemming from a variety of circumstances.

  3. Insurance fraud
    20%
    Insurance bad faith matters on behalf of insureds who have been harmed by their insurance company's conduct.

  4. Litigation
    20%
    Commercial and other business torts, such as breach of fiduciary duty between partners.

I am a partner at Aitken * Aitken * Cohn in Santa Ana, California, where I practice in the areas of insurance bad faith, personal injury, product liability and commercial torts.  I am an officer of many professional organizations, and have given numerous seminars on various trial related topics, and have been published in several professional journals such as The Forum and The Advocate. I am AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  I also have been named a Southern California Super Lawyer and one of the 500 legal "New Stars" by Lawdragon Magazine.  I was named the OCTLA "Top Gun–Personal Injury Lawyer Of The Year" in 2008.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Location

Aitken, Aitken, & Cohn

Reviews

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Posted by Kathy | July 18, 2013
High Quality and Professional
Thank you for making a very difficult time in our life more manageable and with the utmost respect and integrity. I liked the high level of professionalism, friendliness and your respect with regards to my communication needs. There was a great communication and Darren always made me feel important. The entire firm is of the highest quality.
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2013
Very Professional and Caring
Darren is very caring and nice. He responded quickly to any phone calls or emails, kept me updated, and explained things in a way that I could understand. We are very appreciative for taking our case. Thank you to your whole staff.
Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2010
Very Personable
The staff and attorneys were very personable which I liked most about this firm! I was very satisfied with the communication and attentiveness to my concerns.

Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Aitken*Aitken*Cohn
  • 1992 - Present
  • Associate
  • Latham & Watkins
  • 1989 - 2001

Education

  • USC Law School
  • law
  • 1989
  • Univ of Notre Dame
  • undergraduate
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Gutierrez v. United States of America
  • $55,184,288 verdict for plaintiffs
  • Gutierrez v. United States of America
  • $55,184,288 verdict for plaintiffs

Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association Master's Division
  • Program Chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation - Orange County
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • Lauras House
  • Golf Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • Public Law Center
  • Board of Directors
  • 1995 - Present
  • Public Law Center
  • President
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Orange County chapter)
  • President
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - 2012
  • American Red Cross (Orange County Chapter)
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Product Liability Section--Orange County Bar
  • Co-Chair
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Celtic Bar Association of Orange County
  • Founding President
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Orange County Hispanic Bar Association
  • President
  • 1998 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Attorney of the Year Award
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • 2014 Consumer Attorney of Year Finalist
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 2014
  • Product Liability Lawyer of the Year--Orange County
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 50 Lawyers in Orange County
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top 50 Lawyers Orange County
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Southern California Top 100 Attorneys
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • CEO Centerfold
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer
  • The Best Lawyers In America
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top 50 Lawyers In Orange County
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Presidential Award of Merit
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 2011
  • Top 5 Personal Injury Lawyers in Orange County
  • OC Metro Magazine/AVVO
  • 2010
  • Presidential Award of Merit
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 2010
  • Learned Hand Community Service Award
  • AJC
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Top 50 Lawyers in Orange County
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Top Gun--Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Top 50 Lawyers in Orange County
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Top 50 Lawyers in Orange County
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • 3000 Leading Plaintiffs Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon Magazine
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • New Star
  • Lawdragon Magazine
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • "Rising Star"
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (31)
Endorse Darren
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Darren sets his clients' best interests as his highest priority. He is the rare trial attorney who exhibits humility, personality, and common sense. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Darren. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He's excellent and extremely knowledgeable in his field."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Darren and the team at Aitken * Aitken * Cohn are zealous advocates for their clients, while treating the opposition professionally and ethically. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Darren Aitken. The law firm where Darren is a partner, Aitken Aitken Cohn, is the standard bearer for all good personal injury law firms practicing in the County of Orange. Darren is carrying on the legacy of his legendary Father with his commitment to do right by his clients, the results that he obtains, the integrity reflected in all that he does and his consistent practice of giving back to the community. You will find no better example of who a lawyer should strive to be and how he should conduct himself, and that is why I strongly endorse Darren Aitken."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When one needs a personal injury lawyer in OC or anywhere in California, there is no firm (and no lawyer) better than Darren Aitken and his partners at Aitken, Aitken & Cohn. I endorse this lawyer."
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