Darren Kavinoky is no stranger to the courtroom or television cameras — he is an accomplished trial lawyer and a well-known television commentator. However, he is far more than just another talking head delivering the usual legal "blah blah."
Darren is an award-winning attorney. He has been named to the lists of Super Lawyer Rising Stars (top lawyers under the age of 40), Super Lawyers, and the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California. He has authored several legal textbooks.
Because of his legal expertise and engaging style, Darren has been sought out by the media. He has worked as both a field correspondent and as in-studio talent for Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. He has provided expert insight on entertainment, legal, political and lifestyle issues on the Today Show; Good Morning America; The Early Show; Dr. Phil; CNN's Larry King Live; HLN's Showbiz Tonight, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, Dr. Drew, Nancy Grace, Prime News, and Joy Behar; various programs on truTV (and its predecessor Court TV); Donny Deutsch; Geraldo at Large; Fox & Friends; Inside Edition; and many other national and local broadcasts.
Perhaps more important than his professional accomplishments is the compelling personal tale he has to share. He is living proof that the world loves a comeback story, and personifies triumph over adversity. Once a sensitive, fat kid from a dysfunctional family, he went on to suffer from his own addiction issues at a very young age and which plagued him for many years.
However, after two decades of unsuccessfully battling with his demons, he finally conquered them in May of 2000. The kid who wore "husky" sized Toughskins has transformed into a dedicated athlete who recently completed his seventh Ironman triathlon. The bankrupt attorney who once swept floors in a furniture store to make ends meet has created several multi-million dollar businesses. And the man whose wife stuck by him despite years of struggle is the proud father of a little girl who has never seen her daddy under the influence of anything. Darren knows firsthand that seemingly miraculous transformations are possible, and he delights in carrying that message.
Darren became a Certified Interventionist to better serve his client population, many of whom were suffering from untreated addiction issues. Darren has participated in over 100 interventions on people suffering from behavioral disorders. He has appeared as a guest interventionist on MTV's Gone Too Far. He is a frequent speaker at conferences for interventionists around the world, and has delivered several inspirational keynote addresses on the topic of transformation.
These incredible life experiences have given Darren an authenticity and unique perspective that is truly refreshing. Darren has the innate ability to communicate effectively across all socioeconomic boundaries, a talent that has resulted in many favorable jury verdicts, and rave reviews from producers and audiences alike.