Catherine C. Darlson

Catherine C. Darlson

Catherine C. Darlson

“I strive to provide each client with representation that is passionate, uncompromising, and fearless. There is no other option when it comes to getting catastrophically injured people the justice they deserve from insurance companies and other monolithic corporations.”

  • J.D., Cum Laude, University of Florida
  • Dean’s List, Member Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society, Book Awards: Torts, Labor Law
  • National Trial Lawyers 2019 Top 40 under 40 Attorneys - Civil Plaintiff
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Florida Justice Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Broward County Trial Lawyers Association

Catherine C. Darlson’s practice is focused on representing victims of injury from dangerous products, medical malpractice, and serious car accidents. She also litigates for victims of financial injury through class actions, insurance coverage litigation, and state and federal qui tam cases.

In 2019, Catherine secured a $3.85 million settlement in a wrongful death medical malpractice case. In 2018, she was named one of the Daily Business Review’s “Most Effective Lawyers” for her role in negotiating a $27 million settlement in a product liability case. She is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Florida Association for Justice, the Broward County Trial Lawyers Association, and the Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar.


Catherine received her Bachelor’s degree in political science with honors from the University of South Florida. She went on to graduate from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law with honors in 2014.

While at UF Law, Catherine served as an extern at the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Jacksonville, Florida, and as a Certified Legal Intern for the Offices of Stacy Scott, Public Defender, in Gainesville, Florida. As a Certified Legal Intern, Catherine represented indigent defendants in open court, including at trial. Also while in law school, Catherine earned Book Awards in Torts and Labor Law, served as a teaching assistant in Appellate Advocacy, and worked as a research assistant to Professors Mark Fenster and John Stinneford, whose scholarship focuses on classified information leaks and the Cruel & Unusual Punishments Clause of the U.S. Constitution.


Catherine is a native of the Stuart, Florida area. She currently lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She’s an avid reader and enjoys hiking, swimming, and yoga.

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