Darren P. Nicholson
Darren P. Nicholson

Darren P. Nicholson


Darren P. Nicholson

Darren is an experienced trial lawyer who represents plaintiffs and defendants in courts across the country. Darren’s practice involves a wide variety of matters, from complex commercial litigation and intellectual property disputes to product liability and white-collar criminal defense. 

With each client, Darren invests the time and effort to identify their objectives and to tailor a strategy to achieve them – whether trying a case, negotiating a settlement, avoiding litigation, or pursuing another option entirely. Darren’s clients highly value the clarity of his advice, and his tenacious advocacy. 

Darren began his career in the litigation practice group of Arnold & Porter LLP and joined Sayles Werbner in 2008.

Practice AreasBusiness Litigation, Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation, Personal Injury, Product Liability, White Collar Criminal Defense

Representative Cases

Complex Business Cases:

  • AerReach, et al., v. Stanford, et al. – Successfully represented plaintiffs in a multi-million dollar business fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and commercial bribery case against United Technologies Corporation and other defendants
  • Paradigm Air v. Texas Rangers Baseball Partners - successful summary judgment recovery for client in a hotly contested breach-of-contract case stemming from the Texas Rangers Baseball Partners’ bankruptcy
  • Obtained a take-nothing judgment and an order sealing the case for client who was wrongfully accused of fraud and tortious interference of a contract
  • Numerous favorable settlements on behalf of clients in matters ranging from breach of contract and tortious interference to unfair competition and other business torts
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Honors And Awards

Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, 2017
Best Lawyers in America, 2018-2019, Best Lawyers
Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation 2017
Texas Super Lawyers 2017, Thomson Reuters
Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star 2010-2015, Thomson Reuters
AV Preeminent Rated 2015-2017, Martindale-Hubbell
Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court, Barrister 2009-2012
International Academy of Trial Lawyers award for appellate advocacy 2001

Professional Background

State Bar of Texas
District of Columbia Bar
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
Texas State District Courts
American Bar Association
Dallas Bar Association
DBA Public Forum Committee


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., with honors
University of Texas, B.S., mathematics
University of Texas, B.A., psychology

Speaking Engagements

“Closing Arguments,” Dallas Bar Association Trial Academy, Oct. 2012
“Exclude the Opposing Expert Witness on Qualifications and Reliability,” Dallas Bar Association, July 2010
“The Ethics of Lawyer-Judge Interactions,” presented to the Higginbotham Inn of Court, March 2010