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Cory R. Darnell
J.D. / M.B.A.


A graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Law, Cory Darnell received many honors, including the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence by achieving the highest academic achievement in his class, as well as being the Senior Online Editor for the UC Davis Law Review. Cory was a Judicial Extern for Honorable Kimberly J Mueller, Chief United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. He also externed for the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Prior to law school, he received a M.B.A. from Trinity College Dublin, in Ireland (where he received First Class Honors), a Post Graduate Degree in Corporate Governance from the University of Bournemouth, in the United Kingdom, and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, in the United States of America. 

Cory’s practice includes Alcohol and Beverage Law; Civil Litigation, Trust Wills and Estates (including Probate), Domain Disputes, Estate Planning, Tax (including drafting and reviewing Trust, Wills, Powers of Attorney, etc.), Corporate and Business Law, and International Law. Admissions to date:

  • California
  • Nevada
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Public Notary

Currently, Cory has the honor of being only one of three Rising Stars in California selected by IR Global.