Rahil Darbar

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Rahil Darbar is Counsel to Porzio's Litigation Practice Group, where he focuses on representing individuals and business entities in commercial disputes, design and construction companies in complex construction defect lawsuits, manufacturers in products liability, personal injury litigation, and executors, trustees, and beneficiaries, in estate, trust, guardianship and fiduciary litigation matters. An experienced litigator, Rahil routinely appears in the State and Federal Courts of New York and New Jersey and has represented sole proprietorships, mid-size businesses, and Fortune 500 companies.  He prides himself on approaching each matter with a primary focus on his client's overall goals and directing the litigation to achieve those specific goals.  Rahil maintains strong ties to the South Asian community and is the current President of the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey, one of the largest affinity bars in the State.  He is also a Barrister of the Justice Morris Pashman Inn of Court in Bergen County, an organization dedicated to the development of trial lawyers.  

Honors and Awards
  • Recipient, NJSBA’s 2020 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award on behalf of SABA-NJ
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America"Ones to Watch" - Commercial Litigation, 2021
  • Member, NJSBA's Commission on Racial Equity in the Law
  • Immediate Past President, South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey
  • District Ethics Committee for East Morris and Sussex Counties (District XA)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Justice Morris Pashman Inn of Court
  • Morris County Chamber of Commerce
  • Alumni, Leadership Morris 



  • New Jersey Federal Civil Procedure 2019, Chapter 11 on Motion Practice, New Jersey Law Journal Books, Fall 2019. 
Speaking Engagements
  • “Panelist, Stop AAPI Hate: Bystander and Legal Intervention Webinar,” March 26, 2021.
  • Moderated panel discussion with New Jersey's political leadership, April 17, 2020.

  • "The Impact of COVID-19 on Major Practice Areas," Webcast, April 3, 2020.


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Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2010
  • New York, 2011
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 2012
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2014
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 2014


Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ, J.D., 2010

  • Chancellor Scholar
  • Quarterfinalist in Eugene Gressman Moot Court Competition
  • Best Oral Advocate in Appellate Advocacy

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, B.A., Psychology & History, magna cum laude, 2007

  • Phi Eta Sigma Honors Fraternity
  • Dean’s List


  • Gujarati
  • Hindi

Contact Address

100 Southgate Parkway

Morristown, NJ 07962-1997

Phone: 973.538.4006

Fax: 973.538.5146