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Chi Darling

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Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury & Criminal Law


Chi Darling is co-founder of Johnston and Darling, APC. She is an attorney that is compassionate and attentive to details. She is also focused and committed to providing legal representation that produces the best results for her clients.  

Chi attended the University of Southern California, where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Policy and Management. She also graduated as the class valedictorian from the School of Public Policy in 2002. In 2007, she received her Juris Doctor Degree in Law from Pepperdine University School of Law. While at Pepperdine, Chi worked as a judicial law clerk and clerked with the Law Offices of Los Angeles County Public Defender. Chi has been admitted to practice law in California and Massachusetts.

After her admission to the State Bar of California, Chi dedicated her legal career to the office of the Orange County Public Defender. She successfully represented clients with broad ranging criminal charges. From traffic infractions to serious felony matters, Chi’s priority was always providing effective legal representation with compassion and understanding. Subsequent to her time with the Orange County  Public Defender’s Office, Chi expanded her legal knowledge and professional experience in the civil arena with law firms specializing in recovery for healthcare providers and a variety of personal injury matters.

Chi believes in a personal and professional life of service to the community. She has dedicated her time to different organizations such as the Orange County Rescue Mission, Share Our Selves, Union Rescue Mission and The Salvation Army.


  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
    • J.D. - 2007
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.S. - 2002
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: With High Honors

Bar Admission

  • California
  • Massachusetts


  • Graduated as class valedictorian from the University of Southern California

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Share Ourselves
  • Orange County Rescue Mission

Past Positions

  • Orange County Public Defender, Deputy Public Defender


  • English
  • Vietnamese

Current Employment Position

  • Partner