Darren J. Elkind

Top rated State, Local & Municipal attorney in DeLand, Florida

Paul, Elkind, Branz & Paul, LLP
Darren J. Elkind
Paul, Elkind, Branz & Paul, LLP

Practice Areas: State, Local & Municipal, Personal Injury, General Litigation

Licensed in Florida since: 1995

Education: Syracuse University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024

Paul, Elkind, Branz & Paul, LLP

142 E New York Ave
DeLand, FL 32724 Phone: 386-734-3020 Email: Darren J. Elkind Visit website


Darren Elkind has been practicing law in Volusia County since 1995. He is amongst a select group of lawyers in the state that are board certified by the Florida Bar as specialists in the areas of both civil trial law and city, county and local government law. Additionally, the National Board of Trial Advocacy has recognized his trial experience by certifying Mr. Elkind as a civil trial advocate. Mr. Elkind's litigation practice is uniquely focused on personal injury and commercial disputes as well as land use and local government disputes. Mr. Elkind also represents clients in administrative proceedings before state and local agencies in matters ranging from licensing to environmental compliance. His recognized expertise in both civil trial law and local government law makes him uniquely well suited to litigate matters involving local governments, land use and regulatory issues.

Mr. Elkind serves as City Attorney for the City of DeLand and as a special magistrate for the City of Sanford's code enforcement proceedings. Mr. Elkind represents land owners and developers throughout Volusia County in every phase of the land development process, and represents individuals, businesses and governmental entities in permitting and regulatory matters.

First Admitted: 1995, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.paulandelkind.com/Attorneys/Darren-J-Elkind.shtml

Representative Clients:
  • City Attorney - City of DeLand;  Special Magistrate for Code Enforcement - City of Sanford; Citgo Petroleum; Florida Hospital Fish Memorial; Stand Up MRI
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Director, Volusia/Flagler Family YMCA;  Community Service Chair, DeBary/Deltona Rotary Club
  • Adjunct professor of Law and Ethics at Stetson University
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Taught a one day CLE course for attorneys and other professionals regarding both basic background and recent issues in the areas of subdivisions, annexation and zoning., Presenter, Land Use Law, Current Issues in Subdivision, Annexation and Zoning, 2012
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Board of Directors - Volusia County Civil Trial Attorneys Association, 2014
  • Member, City, County and Local Government Law Section of the Florida Bar
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2014
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in City, County & Local Government Law, 2014
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, 2008
Industry Groups:
  • Government
  • Real Estate Development

Office location for Darren J. Elkind

142 E New York Ave
DeLand, FL 32724


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024

Certificates and credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization
City, County & Local Government Law
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