A Rich History


Estate Law And Business Law In The Central Valley

Planning Your Legacy And Protecting Family Wealth

We deliver sophisticated estate planning to individuals, families and business owners in the San Joaquin Valley. Our experienced attorneys provide custom strategies for asset protection, contingency planning and smooth transfer of wealth to the next generation. Whether you have a complex portfolio or you are simply getting your affairs in order, we are well-versed in different types of trusts to accomplish specific goals.

If a loved one recently passed, Darling & Wilson, PC, also guides executors and trustees through the daunting duties of probate and trust administration. Our lawyers provide close assistance to settle the estate as efficiently as possible, including large estates and business succession.

Driving Success In Business And Litigation

The proper foundation can be make-or-break for a new business. Our attorneys provide full-service business consulting, from entity selection and startup to ongoing counsel for contracts, transactions and disputes. We strive to anticipate friction and intervene promptly when conflict arise.

When disputes cannot be resolved out of court, we have a solid track record in civil litigation and appellate law. Our proven trial lawyers including a board-certified appellate specialist who can advocate for you if you were deprived of a fair trial in the lower courts. We have litigated a wide spectrum of cases, from commercial contracts and partnership disputes to real estate and probate lawsuits. Everything we do is attuned to your goals and the specifics of your situation.

The More Things Change …

Darling & Wilson, PC, was built on a foundation of legal excellence and personalized service. That approach remains the same. Unlike high-volume “mills,” our boutique firm values long-term relationships with clients and working with them to forge the most favorable legal solution.

Our in-house and of counsel attorneys draw on 65 years of collective experience to protect our clients and advance their interests. We will keep you educated and engaged at every step so that you know where you stand.

The Legacy Lives On

Curtis Darling practiced law for 56 years in Bakersfield before passing the torch to his law partner Joshua Wilson in 2004. Learn more about our firm’s history and the values we still hold.