Mr. Darras is a frequent lecturer, author, and expert consultant on insurance disability issues and ERISA preemption. He has been a featured and keynote speaker at over 100 national conferences, including the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the American Bar Association, the American Conference Institute, National Consumer Law Center, and Consumer Attorneys of California. Among his numerous articles, Mr. Darras has authored “Disabling the Disability Carrier: The Insurers’ Top 10 Defenses and How to Defeat Them,” and “The Iceberg is Melting: ERISA Preemption and How to Avoid It.”
Mr. Darras’ national success has earned him “AV-Preeminent” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, singling out attorneys with the very highest levels of legal skill and integrity. He has been listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America every year since 2006, and the firm he built is Tier 1 rated as one of the Best Law Firms in America.
Mr. Darras has earned repeated honors as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the Association of Trial Lawyers and The National Trial Lawyers. He has earned coveted status as a 10 Million Dollar Rainmaker for lawyers who annually earn more than 10 million a year in legal fees. He is named among the Top 100 Lawyers by High Stakes Litigation, Outstanding Lawyers of America, The American Society of Legal Advocates’ Top 100 Litigation Lawyers, Lawyers of Distinction, Lead Counsel Rated Attorneys, and a Top Lawyer by Corporate Counsel. Mr. Darras has been named a SuperLawyer every year since its inception and has been honored by LawDragon as one of the Top 500 Lawyers in America for 13 consecutive years.
Accolades aside, the words honoring Mr. Darras’ work that he values most are those given by his clients. He has an AVVO “Superb Rating” 10/10, an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, and numerous five-star Google and Yelp reviews. The walls of DarrasLaw are lined with thank-you cards and heartfelt letters, as well as pictures of the homes saved from foreclosure and the families whose lives he has forever changed.
“Dear Mr. Darras,
Thank you is such an understatement for what you and your staff have done for me. You are the true heroes. Bless you all forever. Eternally grateful.”
– Barbara R.
Having never forgotten his own humble beginnings, Mr. Darras considers it an honor to help disabled workers from every industry, with any type of disability, regardless of their ability to pay, from coast to coast. He represents policyholders from all different backgrounds, including professional athletes, doctors, lawyers, business owners, and blue-collar workers. Mr. Darras has seen, evaluated, litigated and resolved more individual disability and long-term care cases than any other lawyer or firm in the United States, recovering nearly a billion dollars in wrongfully denied insurance benefits.