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Darren J. Elkind

Attorney Profile

Top Rated State, Local & Municipal Attorney in DeLand, FL

Paul, Elkind, Branz & Paul, LLP
142 E New York Ave
DeLand, FL 32724
Phone: 386-734-3020
Fax: 386-734-3096
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 1995
Practice Areas: State, Local & Municipal, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, General Litigation
Attorney Profile

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.

About Darren J. Elkind

First Admitted: 1995, Florida

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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
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Office Location for Darren J. Elkind

142 E New York Ave
DeLand, FL 32724

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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