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John R. Darin

John R. Darin

John R. Darin



JOHN R. DARIN is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in workers’ compensation law and he has over thirty years of litigation experience. He has handled a multitude of cases from minor workplace injuries to more complex matters involving industrial exposures, occupational diseases and death claims. In the early part of John’s career, he was a member of the legal team that reduced the workers’ compensation costs of General Motors’ Buick Division by 48% between 1979 and 1983. In addition to his trial experience, John is well-versed in hadling workers’ compensation appellate matters with several published opinions to his credit.


Also certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Court Mediator, John has mediated a number of cases to prompt and successful resolutions. John has also served as a consultant and expert witness in workers’ compensation cases.


John is admitted to practice in Florida and Michigan. He received his Juris Doctrate degree from the University of Detroit in 1976 after receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1972. As a member of the Florida Association of Self-Insurance’s (FASI) Legislative Committee, John worked with its lobbyist in recommending and drafting proposed legislation. John also served on FASI’s Board of Directors from 1992 to 2010 and was the editor for FASI’s quarterly newsletter, The Update, for a number of years.


In addition to his many professional distinctions, John was awarded a Fourth Degree Black Belt in Karate in 2015. John has also completed New York City and Detroit Marathons.


University of Detroit
Juris Doctor, 1976
Detroit, MI


University of Michigan
B.A., 1972
Ann Arbor, MI


U.S. Supreme Court

Practice Focus:

  • Workers’ Compensation Defense: Mr. Darin primarily represents insurance carriers and employers in the area of workers’ compensation insurance defense at the trial and appellate levels.

Practice Areas:
Workers’ Compensation Defense

Professional and Community Involvement:

  • The Florida Bar
  • The State Bar of Michigan