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Richard L. Darst


With over 50 years of legal experience, Richard serves clients in need of reliable legal advice in the areas of employment law and federal litigation. Early in his career, Richard served in the United States Department of Justice as a trial attorney for 15 years and has held many leadership positions in professional law organizations.

Richard is an employment attorney who finds joy in obtaining relief for employees and seeks justice for victims of discrimination and retaliation.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, skiing, traveling, or doing photography.

  • Employment Law
  • Federal Litigation
  • Indiana University, BA
  • Indiana University, JD
  • Indiana, 1969
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1969
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1973
  • 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
  • RICO Defense Strategies ICLEF, August 1989
  • The Limits of RICO ICLEF, November 1984
  • The Integrity Approach ICLEF, February 1984
  • Seventh Circuit Summaries, 1981
  • Distinguished Fellow – Indianapolis Bar Foundation – 2002
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association – President (2000-2001)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association Indiana Affiliate – President (1998-1999)
  • Seventh Circuit Court Appeals Advisory Committee – Member (1981-1984)
  • Seventh Circuit Committee on Appointment of Counsel In Civil Cases (1980-1981)
  • Federal Local Rules Advisory Committee – Member (1979-1981)
  • Indiana Federal Practice Seminar – Chairman (year?)
  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Rotary Club of Indianapolis Northeast