Adjunct Professor of Law
Mr. Schlecter was born and raised in Sherman Oaks, California. He received his undergraduate degree in political science and public policy from the University of California, Los Angeles. Mr. Schlecter graduated from Whittier Law School in 2008. While a student there, he was a member and Executive Editor of the Whittier Law Review and received an award as the Most Outstanding Candidate. During his time at Whittier Law School, he externed for the Honorable Judge John E. Ryan of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California. Moreover, he wrote a law review comment on the affect the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (the BAPCPA) would have on consumers, creditors, and the bankruptcy process. The article has been cited three times: twice locally by the Houston Law Review and the Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law and once by the Indian Institute of Public Administration.
He was admitted to the State Bar of California, United States District Court for the Central District of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2008. More recently, he was admitted to the Southern District of California. He is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, and Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. He currently serves as the Scholarship Chair for the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation.
Mr. Schlecter brings over ten years of legal experience to the law firm, having started as a file clerk in 2001, working as a paralegal and then law clerk for a tax attorney for four years, externing for the United States Bankruptcy Court, and working for a consumer and business litigator for two years. Recently, Mr. Schlecter was an attorney at a financial services firm, focusing on business litigation, stock broker malpractice, and other areas of law affecting businesses and consumers.
He is the owner and sole shareholder of the Law Office of Daren M. Schlecter, A Prof. Corp., which focuses on generally advising businesses on financial matters, business disputes, all aspects of bankruptcy and real estate, from pre-litigation resolution of matters including mediation and arbitration, to litigating matters primarily in federal court.