Dara R. Fairchild - Associate Attorney
Compassionate Attorney Serving Families in Orange County
Dara R. Fairchild is an associate attorney at Burch, Coulston & Shepard.
She practices exclusively in the area of family law. She feels passionate
about helping people through what is often the most difficult time in
a person’s life.
Ms. Fairchild earned her Juris Doctor from the Whittier College School
of Law. While at Whittier School of Law, Ms. Fairchild was involved in
the Whittier School of Law Center for Children’s Rights and also
the Whittier School of Law Special Education Clinic where she represented
low-income families at a variety of hearings including conservatorships,
custody, IEP sessions, and dispute resolution hearings. Ms. Fairchild
gained broad knowledge of family law from these experiences.
During law school, Ms. Fairchild also worked as a law clerk for a family
law firm in Orange County, where she worked for 2 ½ years. As a
law clerk, Ms. Fairchild prepared entire cases from beginning to end for
a variety of hearings, including but not limited to, dissolution and custody
Ms. Fairchild has also practiced in complex civil litigation matters, where
she gained invaluable experience taking depositions and drafting complex
motions. Prior to law school, Ms. Fairchild worked as a paralegal and
Case Manager to some of Orange County’s most esteemed Mediators
Ms. Fairchild is admitted to practice in California and the U.S. District
Court for the Southern District of California. She is also an active member
of the Orange County Bar Association.