Darrell P. White



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Darrell is a business trial lawyer specializing in complex business disputes. He also provides outside general counsel services to clients across the manufacturing, construction, real estate, and restaurant industries.

Prior to joining the firm, Darrell practiced with a large international law firm. There, he represented financial institutions in both state and federal courts in actions arising from the Federal Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and other consumer financial regulations. In addition, Darrell gained extensive experience representing financial institutions in mortgage and foreclosure litigation.

Darrell’s real estate experience includes representing manufactured housing community owners and operators in mass-plaintiff (i.e. failure to maintain), landlord-tenant, and operations related actions. Darrell has also assisted manufactured housing community owners with various resident meetings by presenting informational seminars as well as conducting Park Rule and Regulations meetings.

Darrell also has experience representing clients in connection with Private Attorney General Actions, Prop. 65 actions, qui tam matters, trade secret litigation, and shareholder derivative actions.

Significant Victories:

  • Enforced contractual rights in favor of large national logistics company arising from FFE work on a hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Aggressive negotiations resulted in complete resolution prior to filing a Complaint and recovery included attorney’s fees incurred by the client
  • Secured favorable settlement for client in large, family owned business ownership dispute
  • Secured favorable settlement for commercial building owner in connection with Malpractice and Elder Abuse action against former Real Estate Lawyer
  • Obtained dismissal in contentious Proposition 65 lawsuit filed by former employee against national outdoor goods manufacturer and distributor where Plaintiff sought $67.5 Million.
  • Obtained nuisance value settlement in breach of contract action where Plaintiff sought in excess of $1.1 Million.
  • Represented Employer in Putative Wage and Hour Class Action
  • Prevailed on Summary Judgment in multi-million dollar foreclosure litigation (Affirmed on Appeal).
  • Prevailed in scores of summary trials and hearings, including Unlawful Detainer actions, preliminary injunctions, and restraining orders.

Speaking Engagements:

  • Advance Conflict Waivers and Disgorgement Under Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP v. J-M Manufacturing” presented to Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County, Panama CLE Trip (May 29, 2016)
  • Fowler (Chapman University) School of Law, Social Justice Symposium, Moderator (March 3, 2016) http://tinyurl.com/jlbqo5p

Darrell has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a “Rising Star”- an honor reserved for the top 2.5% of lawyers in Southern California.
Outside of the office, Darrell serves as President of the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association. He enjoys all things UCLA, as well as spending time with his wife and two sons in Costa Mesa, CA


J.D., Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law (2009)

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (2005)




Orange County Hispanic Bar Association, President (2018)
President-Elect (2017)
Board of Directors (2014-Present)

American Bar Association, Section of Litigation
Liaison to the Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities
(July 2016 – Present)

Association of Business Trial Lawyers, ABTL Report – Assistant Editor (2017-present)
Orange County Chapter

Orange County Bar Association
Real Property Section; Business Litigation Section

Inn of Court
Member (2016)


Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Star (2014 – Present)

2016 Neighborhood Hero Award presented by City of Santa Ana, ComLink

2016 – Moderator for Diversity Symposium, Chapman University School of Law