Darius Crayton

Darius Crayton

Attorney

Darius has dedicated his entire legal career to fighting for justice for victims. While still in law school, he clerked for a prominent personal injury law firm in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, gaining a wealth of valuable experience in the field. After graduation, he began practicing at a large firm in Huntsville, Alabama where he represented clients who were the victims of work-based discrimination and wrongful termination.

Prior to joining Farris, Riley & Pitt, Darius served as a Deputy District Attorney in Jefferson County Alabama where he conducted numerous jury trials representing the victims of all crimes, including theft, robbery, rape, and even murder. Darius now brings his commitment to fairness and justice to Farris, Riley & Pitt.

A true son of the south, Darius was born and raised in Decatur, Alabama; however, his family spent 10 of his formative years living in Atlanta, Georgia. From the beginning, Darius knew he wanted a career in law; and coming from a family of ministers, he knew that he wanted to fight for individuals going through the worst moments of their lives.

Darius received his bachelor’s degree in both Economics and Political Science from Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi. He then earned his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law, where he was an active member of the school’s national trial advocacy team.

Darius has spent time studying abroad in both Australia and Japan. Experiencing new languages, people and cultures helped shape his perspective on diversity, and he attributes these experiences for his unique ability to relate to clients from all walks of life and ethnic backgrounds.

Darius is currently licensed to practice law in the state of Alabama and in all federal district courts within the state.

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, AL - Juris Doctor, May 2015
  • Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS - B.A. in Economics and Political Science, May 2011

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION

  • Alabama State Bar: October, 2015
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama: October, 2015
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama: October, 2015
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama: October, 2015

Professional Appearances, Panel Speaker

  • University of Alabama School of Law, Law day
  • Birmingham Southern College, Minority Prelaw Day
  • UAB
  • 5 Points Law Group

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama Lawyers Association

HONORS

  • Order of the Samaritan Award
  • George Peach Taylor Award (Trial Advocacy)
  • Dean’s Community Service Award

EXPERIENCE

US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Alabama - Birmingham, AL

Law Clerk, May 2014-July 2014

  • Assisted in the prosecution of both criminal and civil cases
  • Conducted research for the US Attorney and Assistant US Attorneys
  • Drafted prosecution memos for numerous felon in possession cases
  • Attended numerous federal hearings for court experience

University of Alabama School of Law - Tuscaloosa, AL

Legal Research Assistant, August 2013-June 2015

  • Conducted;interviews of premiere attorneys and legal professionals throughout the state and nation
  • Assisted in creating an interactive site for future law students in the Business of Being a Lawyer;Course
  • Acted as liaison for Australian exchange students

Morgan County District Attorney's Office - Decatur, AL

Law Clerk, May 2013- July 2013

  • Conducted legal research for the District Attorney and Assistant District Attorneys for trial preparation
  • Contacted and assisted victims
  • Attended numerous hearings for court experience

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