Meet Christopher Darden

Christopher Darden is a highly experienced and respected lawyer with cases involving homicide, gangs, and public corruption. He has been practicing law in California since 1980. Darden is well known for his role as a co-prosecutor in the controversial O.J. Simpson murder case.His career started at the National Labor Relations Board in Los Angeles, and he was then hired by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. He began his tenure at the Criminal Courts building before transferring to the Hardcore Gang Unit and the Special Investigation Division.Years before the O.J. trial, Darden became friends with Johnnie Cochran, the lead defense attorney in the Simpson trial. During the O.J. trial, Deputy District Attorney Marcia Clark tasked Darden with leading the prosecution against Simpson’s former teammate Al Cowlings.Simpson’s defense was led by Cochran and Robert Kardashian. During the trial, Darden’s friendship was strained with Cochran due to opposing positions regarding the case.After the Simposon trial, Darden taught law outside the courtroom at Southwestern University School of Law from 1994-2000. He is also known for his time as a legal commentator for CNBC, Court TV, NBC, and CNN. Darden has been featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Howard Stern Show, Roseanne, and as a guest star in the film Liar Liar.In 1998, Darden received the Crystal Heart Award from Loved Ones of Homicide Victims, an organization devoted to aiding families that have suffered the loss of loved ones as a result of violence. And in 2000, he was recognized as “Humanitarian of the Year” by Eli Horne, a California shelter for abused children and women.Today, Darden continues to practice law for Solution Law Firm.