We offer you more than just a typical law firm







Located in Columbia, Maryland

The Law Firm of Addison~Darden is firmly dedicated to achieving only exceptional results for its clients, serving all of the DMV, and upholding the principles of the legal profession. The firm’s reputation is based upon these values.

Our team of attorneys is committed to not only getting the best results for our clients but also being there for them every step of the way. All communications are confidential and initial consultations are always free. Our firm specializes in the following areas: Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, and Criminal.


Legal Specialists

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Over the past three decades, Evelyn O. A. Darden has been drafting customized estate planning documents to meet the needs of each client and thereby providing peace of mind for many satisfied estate clients.

Ms. Darden, a resident of Western Howard County and a native of Annapolis, Maryland, is the founder of Addison-Darden and is a principal and managing partner in the firm. She completed the Harvard Law School Institute for Lawyers with a special emphasis and training in the areas of Class Action Torts, Ethics and Constitution Law. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law and Morgan State University . Additionally, Mrs. Darden has served on various boards and organizations, including the Board of Directors of the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. She is also very active in her community and church. Mrs. Darden is an avid outdoor person who focuses on Mind, Body and Soul Fitness, loves nature and enjoys travel. She has hiked on 6 continents and explored many remote places on the world map.


  • 2020 Inductee into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame
  • 2020 Inductee into the Howard County, Maryland Women's Hall of Fame
  • Recipient of the Daily Record Icon Honors Success and Leadership Award for 2020
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Mark A. Darden began his legal career over twenty years ago. A graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York and Howard University School of Law, he entered the legal profession well prepared to represent the best interest of his clients. Together with his law partner, Evelyn O.A. Darden, they established the unique “ Mother-Son” law firm of ADDISON-DARDEN in 1988. Over the past several years, Mr. Darden has handled a diverse field of cases including civil and criminal matters. He has gained a reputation in both fields of law as a strong proponent for the cause of justice for his clients. He has successfully advocated and litigated for the best results for his clients in Circuit and District Courts throughout the State of Maryland.  Mark A. Darden is recognized and respected as both an outstanding trial attorney and a brilliant negotiator.

Additionally, Mr. Darden, known to many as “ Skip”, has served in leadership positions on various boards and organizations at the local, state and national levels. A lifelong athlete and avid sports enthusiast, he serves as head lacrosse coach for Oakland Mills High School in Columbia, MD and is active in his community and church in various aspects that give back to his community. He and his family have participated in many short term mission trips to Ghana, in West Africa since 2001.  His passion for travel has taken him to many parts of the world, including his extended trip to Israel in 2018 to watch his two adult sons play for Team Jamaica in the World Lacrosse Games held in Tel Aviv, Israel.


Law Offices of Addison-Darden, P.C.
10440 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 300
Columbia, Maryland 21044