A deep-seated desire to help people is the cornerstone of Darla McClure’s business and employment law practice. When clients hire Darla, they work with a lawyer who understands their needs, approaches matters from their vantage point and designs practical legal solutions to meet their individualized business objectives. Darla’s focus on serving her clients’ best interests is underscored by her commitment to providing responsive answers, keeping clients informed and delivering the highest levels of service efficiently and effectively.
Business clients need a trusted advisor who remains constant in an often tumultuous and fast changing legal climate. Darla provides that steady hand. She wants her clients to understand the potential risks they face, be informed of potential solutions to their problems and be able to reduce their level of stress knowing that she is in their corner working to protect them. Darla’s clients see her as part of their team and routinely call on her for advice and counsel, whether it is for straightforward everyday tasks such as reviewing a vendor agreement or something more complex such as setting up a subsidiary or developing a shareholder or operating agreement.
In addition to her business and transactional practice, which includes mergers and acquisitions, a large part of Darla’s practice includes counseling business clients on employment matters and resolution of employment disputes. Working closely with management, she helps ensure compliance with state and local laws, assists in drafting employment policies, handling employee complaints and preparing contracts, such as restrictive covenant agreements, confidentiality agreements and executive employment agreements.
Towson University (B.A., 1992)
University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., 1999)
In her spare time, Darla enjoys spending time with family, friends, her two dogs and running.
Admissions & Certifications
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
Memberships & Activities
Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
Maryland State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Montgomery County Medical Society
Advisory Board (2007-2012)
Society for Human Resource Management
Montgomery County Chapter, Legislative Affairs Director (2011-2012)
Honors & Awards
Best Lawyers (2022)
Maryland Super Lawyer, Rising Star (2009-2010)
Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent peer review rating