What makes her a great advocate for children and families are the cases she saw as a criminal prosecutor with the Geauga County Prosecutor's Office. There, she saw it all – she worked cases from child support enforcement matters to adult murder prosecutions. You might recall the Chester Township Clark Gas Station murders; Darya was a central part of the prosecution team. Darya would serve as Chief Assistant Prosecutor, before leaving to practice law with her husband, Randy.
She was also appointed Special Prosecutor for the Village of Fairport Harbor to address alleged thefts by Village employees. Helping families is a big part of her practice and she is highly respected for this work. In 2015, she was a presenter at the National Equal Justice Conference of American Bar Association in Austin, Texas. She has also been a speaker for the Ohio Supreme Court Judicial College, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Lake County Bar Association, and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.
She and Randy live in Concord with their two children. When not "advocating" for her son as a Mentor Cardinals Hockey mom, Darya loves to relax with family's boston terrier Porter.