Richard L. Darst

Richard L. Darst

Partner
Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana
Phone:
800-624-7370
317-819-0510
Fax:
317-574-3855
Email:

Dick Darst concentrates in the areas of federal litigation, employment law, and general litigation.

Mr. Darst has been honored to have been elected President of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association (2000-2001), President of the National Employment Lawyers Association Indiana Affiliate (1998-1999), President of the Rotary Club of Indianapolis Northeast (1993-1994), and Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation (2002).

Mr. Darst served as the Interim U. S. Attorney in 1984, First Assistant U. S. Attorney from 1981 through 1984, Assistant U. S. Attorney from 1970 to 1977, and trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice in Washington D.C. from 1969 to 1970. He has also served as deputy corporation counsel for the City of Indianapolis.

Mr. Darst has served as Chairman of the Indiana Federal Practice Seminar, member of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Advisory Committee to Study Pro Bono Appointments in Federal Civil Cases (1981-1984), and member of the Federal Local Rules Advisory Committee (1979-1981).

Mr. Darst graduated from Indiana University in 1966, and from Indiana University School of Law in 1969. In law school, Mr. Darst was a writer for the Indiana Law Journal.

Areas of Practice

  • Federal Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • General Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1969
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1969
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1973

Education

  • Indiana University at Bloomington School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1969
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1966

Published Works

  • RICO Defense Strategies ICLEF, August, 1989
  • The Limits of RICO ICLEF, November, 1984
  • The Integrity Approach ICLEF, February, 1984
  • Seventh Circuit Summaries, 1981

References

  • Gary K. Moss, Senior V.P., Stifel, Nicolaus
  • Melissa Warriner, V.P., The National Bank of Indianapolis

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation, 2002 - Present
  • Chairman, Federal Practice Seminar, ICLEF, 1987 - 1988
  • Federal Local Rules Advisory Committee, 1979 - 1981
  • Seventh Cir. Committee on Appointment of Counsel In Civil Cases, 1980 - 1981

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association, President 2000-2001, 1973 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 1970 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association, 1970 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, 1970 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Department of Justice, Interim U.S. Attorney, 1984
  • United States Department of Justice, First Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1981 - 1984
  • City of Indianapolis, Deputy Corporation Counsel, 1977 - 1981
  • United States Department of Justice, Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1970 - 1977
  • United States Department of Justice in Washington D.C., Trial Attorney, 1969 - 1970

Pro Bono Activities

  • Rotary Club of Indianapolis Northeast, President 1993-94, 1985 - Present
  • Very Special Arts of Indiana, President, 1988-89, 1984 - 1989
  • Volunteer Attorney, Homeless Assistance Project, Indianapolis Bar Association, 1991 - 2004

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta