Darren Chester
Pronouns
He/ Him/His
Year
2020
Chapter
Position
Staff Attorney, Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc.

Darren K. Chester, Jr. is a legal services attorney committed to serving indigent clients. Licensed to practice law in both Illinois and North Carolina, Darren strives to be a zealous advocate for the most vulnerable in our community. Darren began his career representing community members who were denied social security benefits, fighting for their disability rights. Currently, as a Staff Attorney at Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc., Darren handles housing matters and aptly represents tenants in cases ranging from evictions to habitability issues. Seeking to eradicate homelessness and overtake the affordable housing crises are the driving forces that motive Darren to do this work.

Originally from Queens, NY, Darren was raised to value hard work and community. His parents and grandparents instilled in him there is no problem too big if you focus on your task and give it your best effort. Darren completed a Bachelor in Business Administration with a concentration in Information System from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He went on to receive a Juris Doctor from Charlotte School of Law. It was at Charlotte School of Law that Darren discovered his passion for litigation and advocacy for the under-served communities in this country.

Darren is a proud member of the 100 Black Men of Triangle East, an organization dedicated to mentoring and educating young African-American males from sixth grade through twelfth grade. He is also a member of the Durham County Housing Appeals Board. Aside from his work and service, Darren is a passionate writer and cook.