Licensed in California and Washington D.C.
Darci Gerdes has a sincere desire to help her clients create estate plans that protect and provide for their families. She endeavors to make the estate planning process an educational, meaningful and enjoyable experience. She develops estate plans which reflect the family’s philosophy and value system. Each plan consists of several documents tailored to meet the unique needs of each client and family situation. She also advises clients in administering trusts and estates.
Like Richard, Darci attributes much of her work ethic to her upbringing. She appreciates what it takes for businesses to succeed and works to support small business owners and entrepreneurs. She believes that such people are the essence of our country, but the laws and litigious nature of society today make success much more difficult. Darci looks for opportunities to assist business owners at every step of the process, whether they are just starting out or have been in business for years.
Prior to attending law school, Darci worked for a music distribution company where she developed skills in management, sales, and marketing. While attending law school part time in the evenings, Darci continued full time employment in the music industry for the first 2 1/2 years of law school. During her last year of law school she obtained law-related externships at the Legal Aid of Orange County and the Orange County Public Defenders Office, for both the juvenile and appeals departments. Darci also gained legal experience as an assistant for a criminal defense attorney in Orange County. After law school, Darci joined The Law Office of Richard Huettl and has worked as an associate or Of Counsel for the last ten years focused on building the estate planning and estate administration portion of the practice.
Darci earned both her Juris Doctor degree and a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Chapman University School of Law. Darci graduated Magna Cum Laude from Pacific Christian College (now Hope International University) while doing a major portion of coursework at California State University, Fullerton.
Memberships & Associations
- California State Bar Association
- District of Columbia Bar
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California
- Wealth Counsel
Darci enjoys reading, baking, outdoor activities and spending time with her family.