Darian A. Stanford

Darian A. Stanford

Portland, Oregon

Darian is first and foremost a trial attorney. Taking a case, whatever the facts and whomever the witnesses and presenting it in the best possible manner before a jury or judge is what he enjoys (and has done over a hundred times.


Darian began his legal career in the general litigation practice of the Portland law firm of Stoel Rives LLP, representing clients in contract, construction, employment law, and government affairs, among other areas. At the start of 2005, Darian transitioned to a position as a Deputy District Attorney here in Multnomah County, where he prosecuted major felonies, including murder, rape, and other Ballot Measure 11 offenses.  Darian also served as Counsel for the Oregon House and Senate Judiciary Committee in 2007.  Prior to joining Slinde Nelson Stanford, Darian was in house litigation counsel for an international Fortune 500 company, where he managed litigation in US and Europe, and devised pre-litigation solutions to global business problems. Additionally, Darian has been an Adjunct Professor in Criminal Procedure at Portland’s Lewis and Clark Law School, and in Sports Law at Salem's Willamette Law School.


When he’s not practicing law, Darian enjoys spending time with his children.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation / Business Litigation
  • Partnership Disputes / Shareholder Disputes
  • Bank Litigation
  • Contract Litigation / Breach of Contract
  • Commercial Collections
  • Commercial Mediation, Arbitration & Litigation
  • Breach of Contract & Collections Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Administrative Law; Government Relations & Investigations
  • Health and Medical Law; Peer Review
  • Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, and Mediation


  • Stanford Law School, Stanford, California
    • J.D. - 1999
    • Honors: Moot Court Board
    • Law Review: Stanford Law Review
    • Law Journal: Stanford Environmental Law Journal
  • University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
    • M.A. - 1996
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1994


  • Adjunct Professor in Criminal Procedure at Portland’s Lewis and Clark Law School
  • Adjunct Professor in Sports Law at Salem's Willamette Law School

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oregon House and Senate Judiciary Committee, Counsel, 2007

Past Employment Positions

  • Stoel Rives LLP