1956 – Darden was born on the 7th of April, he was a fifteen-year veteran of the LA County District Attorney’s office.
He received a B.A. from San Jose State University, and a J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.
1994-1995 – Served as assistant prosecutor in O. J. Simpson murder trial.
1995 – After the Simpson trial, he left the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
– He joined the faculty at California State University, Los Angeles, where he taught undergraduate criminal law.
– Appointed Associate Professor of Law at Southwestern University School of Law.
1996 – Co-wrote trial memoir "In Contempt".
1999 – He left the law school and started his own firm, Darden & Associates, Inc., specializing in criminal defense and civil litigation.