Protecting What You’ve Worked For
Darling & Wilson, PC, is a boutique law firm with a focus on estate planning and asset protection, business law and civil litigation. For over 65 years, this firm and its predecessors have helped individuals and businesses prosper and protect their interests. We serve the San Joaquin Central Valley, with offices in Bakersfield and Visalia.
Our accomplished trial lawyers bring diverse legal experience and life experience to problem-solving and advocacy for our clients. The members of our team are committed to exceptional legal counsel and personalized service, with an emphasis on building long-term relationships. Read more about our team and their credentials:
- Joshua G. Wilson, principal shareholder
- Anton H. Labrentz
- David A. Cole
- Jason R. Ekk
- Nathaniel J. Olesen
- Darren J. Bogié
Deep Roots In The Community
The firm was founded by the late Curtis Darling, who practiced law for 56 years in Bakersfield after serving as a lieutenant commander in the Navy in World War II. As both an attorney and a certified public accountant (CPA), Mr. Darling practiced primarily as a tax attorney. In addition to building a respected and successful law firm, he left a timeless legacy from his philanthropy throughout Bakersfield and Kern County.
After departing another law firm in 2004, Joshua Wilson formed a partnership with Curtis Darling as Darling & Wilson, PC. They practiced together until Mr. Darling retired and passed the reins. With the addition of several other attorneys, the practice has grown, and today, the team encompasses 65 years of collective legal experience. Our firm serves residents of the San Joaquin Central Valley, continuing to provide the quality law services that our clients came to expect nearly seven decades ago.
A Highly Qualified Team At Your Service
Joshua Wilson has practiced law for 25 years and is certified as a specialist in appellate law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He has assembled a team of capable counselors and litigators with deep experience in many areas of law. We provide solutions in the areas of estate planning and probate administration, with an emphasis on protecting family wealth. We provide full-service business consulting and litigation, helping our commercial clients create the conditions for success and protect against internal and external threats. Our firm also maintains a robust practice in civil litigation and appeals, from real estate disputes to business and probate litigation.