Veronica Darling — Business Litigation and Cannabis & Hemp Law

Portland, OR— Veronica Darling is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Top Pinnacle Attorney for her excellence in Business Litigation and Cannabis & Hemp Law, acknowledging her work at Cultiva Law.

Over the past 15 years, Ms. Darling has established herself as a prominent attorney in California and Oregon. Joining Cultiva Law in 2019, a boutique cannabis law firm in Portland, she serves as a compliance and regulatory counsel on behalf of a local cannabis processor. Long fascinated by the cannabis industry, Ms. Darling finds constant inspiration in her work as she concentrates on navigating the Oregon legal landscape and striving for stability, as well as changing perspectives on a burgeoning industry. 

An award-winning law firm, Cultiva Law notably represents clients on various business, legal, and compliance needs throughout Washington, California, and Oregon. Providing expert counsel and serving as an advocate for the industry, Ms. Darling is among several pioneers at Cultiva Law to assist in garnering and maintaining compliance on behalf of entrepreneurs.

Ms. Darling began her legal career as a clerk to the Honorable Robert L. Hess and Honorable John Shephard Wiley Jr. of the Los Angeles Superior Court. She was hired as a litigation associate for Richards, Watson & Gershon in Los Angeles between 2008 and 2011 and Miller Barondess LLP in Century City, CA, from 2011 to 2012. Ms. Darling subsequently served as an attorney for Epps & Coulson LLP IN Los Angeles between 2012 and 2019 and as an in-house counsel and chief compliance officer for Peak Extracts in Portland, a women-owned cannabis extract business, from 2015 to 2019.

Gaining significant experience in corporate and regulatory compliance and litigation during her tenure, Ms. Darling enjoyed several significant wins in the courtroom, including defending a Southern California city against a $100 million lawsuit by a globally known developer. She also worked on several notable appellate cases as a junior associate, including a second amendment gun rights case that went before the Ninth Circuit of Appeals on three separate occasions.

Ms. Darling prepared for her career by obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Washington State University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence at UCLA School of Law. While pursuing her law degree, she served as an extern for the third division of the California Court of Appeals for the Second District. Well qualified in her field, she has been admitted to practice by the California, Washington, and Oregon Bar Associations.

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