William C. Darrah

WCD Website_Darrah headshotWilliam C. Darrah is an attorney, mediator, and arbitrator specializing in financially more complicated matrimonial cases. A Hawaii divorce practitioner since 1976, he has been the editor of the Hawaii Divorce Manual since 1990, and the editor of the Journal of Hawaii Family Law since 1994. Chair of the HSBA’s Family Law Section in 1989, 1990, 1995, and 2005, a certified fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1985, one of Hawaii’s “A+ lawyers” since 1993, a member of the 2008 inaugural class of “Hawaii Super Lawyers,” Hawaii’s first “Family Lawyer of the Year” in 2009, and The Best Lawyers in America designee since 1989, Mr. Darrah is a 1975 graduate of New York University School of Law, where he was a Root-Tilden Scholar, and a 1970 graduate from the University of North Carolina, where he was a Morehead Scholar.  Certified by the American Bar Association as a divorce mediator in 1985, and by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as a divorce arbitrator in 1992, he is the 1992 recipient of the HSBA’s C. Frederick Schutte Award and the 1997 recipient of the HSBA’s YLD Justice Award, both for commitment to public service. Since 1979 Mr. Darrah has taught many Family Court divorce education programs offered to Hawaii judges, lawyers, and the public, including The Divorce Experience, Kids First I, Kids First II, and Divorce Law in Hawaii, a monthly program started in 2002 to help litigants deal with money issues in divorce.

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