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Richard L. Darst - Indianapolis, IN

8888 Keystone Crossing Blvd.Suite 800 Indianapolis, IN 46240

Updated: 08/17/2020

Indianapolis Employment Law Lawyer


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).


About Richard L. Darst

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law
  • Federal Litigation

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


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

Other Affiliations

  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association, 1973 - Present (President 2000-2001)
  • American Bar Association, 1970 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association, 1970 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, 1970 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association Indiana Affiliate, 1998 - 1999 (President)
  • Seventh Circuit Court Appeals Advisory Committee, 1981 - 1984 (Member)
  • Seventh Circuit Committee on Appointment of Counsel In Civil Cases, 1980 - 1981
  • Federal Local Rules Advisory Committee, 1979 - 1981 (Member)
  • American Bar Association


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

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta

Past 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

Classes and Seminars

  • Indiana Federal Practice Seminar, Chairman



  • 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


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

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Office Information


8888 Keystone Crossing Blvd.Suite 800 Indianapolis, IN 46240


  • 317-574-3855

Accepts Credit Cards


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