Darren M. Stotts
Attorney | Clearwater, Florida
“You miss 100% of the shots you never take.”
– Wayne Gretzky
Darren joined PersanteZuroweste in 2013. Darren is a civil litigator handling estate & trust disputes, business disputes, and securities disputes throughout Florida.
Prior to joining PersanteZuroweste, Darren graduated magna cum laude from Stetson University College of Law. During his time at Stetson, Darren served as a member of the Stetson Law Review, Teaching Assistant in the College of Law’s Research and Writing program, judicial intern for the Honorable David A. Demers at the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida, in-house counsel legal intern at Bloomin’ Brands, and an appellate law intern at Brannock and Humphries.
In his free time, Darren enjoys playing ice hockey in the local community in Clearwater, Oldsmar, and Tampa.
Stetson University College of Law, magna cum laude, J.D., 2013
University of Central Florodia, B.S., magna cum laude, 2010
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Distinctions & Awards
Super Lawyers, Estate & Trust Litigation
Rising Star (2018-Present)
The Florida Bar
Clearwater Bar Association
Chair, Probate and Real Property Section (2021-2022)
Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
Probate and Trust Litigation Committee, Secretary (2018-2020)
Probate and Trust Litigation Committee, Member (2018-Present)
Clearwater Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Member (2013-2020)
Clearwater Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Director (2016-2017)
Stetson Law Review (2011-2013)
Ferguson-White Inn of Court, Pupil Member (2012-2013)
Barney Masterson Inn of Court (2014-2017)
Volunteer for Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Teen Court Program (2013)
Florida Trust Litigation
Our lawyers litigate disputes on behalf of beneficiaries, trustees, and other interested parties. He handles trust contests, trustee removal, and breach of trust actions.
Florida Probate Litigation
Even the best estate planning can potentially spawn disagreements between beneficiaries, heirs, or other interested parties. We can assist in challenging an estate plan, defending a will contest, or lawsuits relating to personal representatives.
We handle causes of action for breach of fiduciary duty relating to powers of attorney, caretakers, family members, trustees, and personal representatives.
Florida Securities Litigation
We have extensive experience in Florida representing customers against brokers, broker-dealers, investment advisors, and financial advisors.
Complex Commercial Litigation
We handle a broad range of business litigation matters including contract disputes, shareholder actions, and challenges to director or manager efforts.
We understand alternative methods of resolving disputes. Our firm has civil mediators and can help with mediating a variety of civil litigation matters.
Contact Us About Your Case
Our law firm serves the Tampa Bay Area. We have two offices conveniently located in Clearwater and St. Petersburg. We handle matters in Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough Counties. Please give us a call if you need assistance with a matter.
If you would like to discuss your legal issue, please do not hesitate to contact our attorneys. We are available by phone at (727) 796-7666 or by using the email contact form below.