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Daral Mazzarella

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Practice Areas:

  • Business Litigation
  • Eminent Domain and Inverse Condemnation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Serious Personal Injury and Wrongful Death


Daral Mazzarella's unique training and experience ensure every client the benefit of a rare and unsurpassed skill set. Daral epitomizes Mazzarella & Mazzarella, LLP's goals of delivering individualized legal service tailored to the particular needs of each client and case in a compelling and results oriented manner. Educated initially as a scientist with a degree in Biology and Chemistry (conferred magna cum laude), Daral later obtained a Master of Arts in Education and worked as an educator and General Contractor. He graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law, magna cum laude, in 1986. His early experience in science and education serves the firm's clients well, where critical analysis and skillful persuasion of judges, juries and opposing counsel are instrumental to success. His knowledge and experience in construction and development as a licensed California General Contractor since 1977 provides real world insight most lawyers never acquire.

Daral is a trial lawyer who concentrates on cases involving litigation in State and Federal courts throughout California, related to business, development, real estate, intellectual property and construction disputes. In addition, Daral effectively and efficiently prosecutes serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. He is also experienced in representing individuals and business facing governmental takings under eminent domain and inverse condemnation. Daral has a track record of three decades of success in and out of the court room. Despite many victories at trial, Daral recognizes that equally important are the many solutions reached for clients before the need for an expensive trial, by creative approach, impeccable preparation, effective communication and negotiation with opponents whom understand and appreciate that Daral is confident, comfortable and effective in the court room when necessary.

Mr. Mazzarella is honored and humbled by the respect and admiration of clients, other lawyers and judges for his skill and effectiveness as a trial lawyer reflected in the honors and recognition they have bestowed upon him. His peers have repeatedly elected him San Diego Magazine "Top Lawyer in San Diego," Los Angeles Magazine "Top Attorney in San Diego," and one of the "Best of the Bar" published by the San Diego Business Journal. In addition, Daral Mazzarella has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, , year after year. Also, Mr. Mazzarella has been honored to be a recognized "San Diego Super Lawyer" and "Southern California Super Lawyer" for many years. The distinction is based upon peer recognition and professional achievement, and is bestowed upon no more than 5% of the lawyers in California each year.


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1986
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • United States International University, San Diego, California
    • B.A. - 1974
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Biology and Chemistry

Bar Admission

  • California, 1986
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1986


  • Top Lawyer in San Diego, San Diego Magazine
  • Top Attorney in San Diego, Los Angeles Magazine
  • One of the "Best of the Bar", San Diego Business Journal
  • Rated AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized as “San Diego Super Lawyer”
  • Recognized as “Southern California Super Lawyer”

Current Employment Position

  • Partner