Stephen R. Darling

Partner - San Antonio

Stephen R. Darling

Email

sdarling@hdr-law.com

Phone

(210) 224-9991

Areas of Practice

Litigation and health care law

Education

Mr. Darling attended Graceland College, where he received his B.S. in Biology with a Chemistry minor in 1983.  He then attended Texas Tech University, and received his J.D. and MBA degrees in 1987.

Professional Experience

Mr. Darling maintains a Preeminent AV peer review rating. He began his defense practice in Houston in 1987, representing automobile manufacturers, securities dealers and other companies and individuals.  He has worked with the firm since moving to Corpus Christi in 1990, and opened the San Antonio office in 2000.  For the past 20 years, he has enjoyed a healthcare litigation practice, using his background in science and business to represent hospitals, nursing homes, home care, doctors, and other healthcare professionals across Texas.  He is currently in charge of the healthcare litigation team which includes four lawyers and a team of nursing and support staff.  Mr. Darling has handled hundreds of professional liability lawsuits, the majority of which have resolved through alternative dispute strategies, including mediation and arbitration.  These cases have included serious birth trauma, medication errors and surgical errors. Mr. Darling has been a partner since 1994, and has been managing partner several times.

Mr. Darling is often called upon to advise healthcare clients in areas including:

Medical Records Documentation
EMTALA
HIPAA and privacy related issues
Peer Review
Medical Staff Issues
Informed Consent

Admissions

Admitted to Texas Bar 1987; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Southern, Eastern, Western, and Northern Districts of Texas

Membership/Associations

State Bar of Texas; San Antonio Bar Association

Personal

Mr. Darling is President-Elect (2020) of the Rotary Club of San Antonio, and is also Chair of Field Operations on the Board of Outreach International.  Steve has served as Chair of the Advisory Board for the San Antonio Bar Association’s Community Justice Program, Vice-President of the Board of the Corpus Christi Women’s Shelter, and was a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children through CASA in Corpus Christi and San Antonio for 15 years. Steve and his wife, Bizzy, have two children, Michael and Rebecca.  Michael practices law in Houston, Texas.  Rebecca works at a consulting firm in Austin, Texas.  Steve is an avid reader, trail runner, and live music fan.

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