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Darcy McAlister Esq. - Darien, CT

777 Post Road Darien, CT 06820

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Updated: 06/29/2020

Darien Family Law Lawyer

Overview

Judgment is key.

Darcy believes attorneys should be "counselors at law" – working cooperatively with clients to develop a dynamic approach designed to attain a personalized and holistic resolution of all issues. All Family Law matters are infused with complicated issues that are best addressed with personal care and attention...

Judgment is key.

Darcy believes attorneys should be "counselors at law" – working cooperatively with clients to develop a dynamic approach designed to attain a personalized and holistic resolution of all issues. All Family Law matters are infused with complicated issues that are best addressed with personal care and attention. The choice of counsel is pivotal to how a matter will proceed, and it is important that you trust the judgment of the person representing your interests in matters as delicate as those involving your family.

A longstanding commitment to client advocacy.

Darcy's personal commitment to client advocacy is well-established and readily apparent from her unique professional experience. From her first job finding employment for developmentally-delayed and physically-challenged adults in the outside community, to her MSW clinical externship counseling terminally-ill cancer patients, Darcy's natural inclination is to empower her clients and assist them during difficult personal transitions. Thereafter, Darcy further expanded her advocacy skills in the commercial forum when she spent years in the entertainment industry, managing internationally-known recording artists, including Kool & the Gang, KC and the Sunshine Band, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. In this role, Darcy oversaw the artists' professional commitments, negotiated their appearances for live performances, advised them on public persona matters, and acted as a resource for them, both personally and professionally. Darcy's family law practice is a natural extension of her ongoing commitment to client advocacy, and the multi-faceted considerations that are necessarily involved.

Dedication, discipline and presentation.

While young, Darcy was a serious student of dance at a local school, where she enjoyed daily instruction from professional artists of NYC dance companies. Darcy learned not only to appreciate the art itself, but also the dedication and discipline that are necessary to excel in any chosen area. Perhaps more significantly, Darcy's experience in performing taught her the importance of presentation, and how subtle nuances can transform a role. This valuable insight is reflected in Darcy's approach to family law matters where she works with clients to determine whether a case should be mediated, negotiated or litigated.

Personal involvement in professional endeavors.

Darcy appreciates that her professional role centers around her client's most personal issues. As part of her dedication, Darcy volunteers her time to serve as a Special Masters for Superior Court family matters, and acts as co-chair of the Collaborative Attorneys of Fairfield County. Moreover, Darcy recognizes that it is not cost-effective for some clients to hire counsel to represent the entire scope of their interests, and therefore also provides an array of limited representation models to serve her clients in a truly individualized fashion.

Education and professional achievements.

Graduating Cum Laude from Skidmore College with a B.A. in Psychology / Sociology, Darcy soon thereafter completed her first year in Boston College's Masters of Social Work program before earning her Juris Doctorate from Quinnipiac University School of Law. Graduating with her J.D. in 2002, Darcy not only earned several academic awards and top honors for best in class, but was also granted a Federal judicial externship and was elected to the Quinnipiac Law Review. More recently, Darcy has also been named by her peers as a "Rising Star" by the Super Lawyers rating service for the years 2010, 2011, and 2011/2012.

On a personal note…

A Westport native, Darcy continues to reside in lower Fairfield County and is also a part-time resident in the Candlewood Lake area. During her downtime, she enjoys traveling, taking full advantage of the activities available in our coastal communities, and volunteering for community services (including the Candlewood Watershed Initiative).

About Darcy McAlister Esq.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 2002

Other Affiliations

  • Co-chair of the Collaborative Attorneys of Fairfield County

Education

  • Quinnipiac College School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut, 2002
    J.D.
    Honors: Top Honors for Best in Class
  • Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY.
    B.A.
    Major: Psychology / Sociology
  • Boston College's
    Masters of Social Work

Pro Bono Activities

  • Candlewood Watershed Initiative, Volunteer

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Darcy McAlister

Included on the 2023 Connecticut list


Past Lists

  • 2022 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Connecticut Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Darcy McAlister on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • "Rising Star" by the Super Lawyers , 2010 - 2012

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777 Post Road Darien, CT 06820

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