State, Federal, and International Law Practice

"Darlene is a superb attorney -- knowledgeable, rigorous, articulate, and a wonderful person to work with. Her help with my publishing contract was invaluable. Highly recommend." Researcher, Professor, Author, San Francisco

 "Darlene and I worked closely on a start-up. Not only does she have the legal knowledge to start a well-grounded company, she thinks like an entrepreneur. She has strong strategic business vision and creativity." Chief Marketing Officer, Mountain View

Darlene Dozier, Esq.

Ms. Dozier regularly advises senior executives, artists, writers, engineers, marketers, researchers, and top entrepreneurs on successful business, strategic, intellectual property, and technology-related contracts. Darlene's legal counsel has helped hundreds of clients establish the policies, processes, protections, and agreements to expand nationally, internationally, and to go public. 

Darlene gained her practical knowledge of technology and business by serving as in-house counsel managing the day-to-day legal issues within four venture-backed software and technology companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. Darlene continues to help client companies and entrepreneurs successfully navigate the challenges and opportunities of an ever-changing landscape. She brings years of legal experience working with startups, emerging companies, and Fortune 500 companies, helping oversee and support business development and strategic alliances, and delivering successful, practical legal advice from a real-world business perspective. 

As a former literary agent with a Napa Valley-based agency, Darlene passionately supports writers, chefs, professors, scientists, and other licensors and licensees, addressing  new and old media matters, including publishing, e-learning, video classes, and international merchandising agreements. 


With a broad and deep background, Darlene brings a practical understanding of the interplay between law, the Internet, business, entertainment, media, and technology, providing the advice that allows her clients to quickly identify and address the changing legal and business issues created by new technologies and platforms. Rest assured that your entrepreneurial values and strategic visions are understood and protected, so that you can focus on what you do best…building your company, and your dreams. 

  • Federal and International Law Practice: (Technology, Internet, Media, Privacy,  Licensing, Trademarks, and Copyrights)
  • State Law Practice: Licensed in California, Virginia, and Colorado
  • J.D. University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA
  • International Studies Include: University of Bordeaux, FR; Cambridge University, UK; University of Salzburg, AT; University of Athens, GR; University of Geneva, CH
  • B.S. Economics and Industrial Relations, University of North Carolina
  • Professional Culinary Training, Culinary Institute of America, Greystone, Napa Valley
  • Former Member, Association of Authors' Representatives (AAR) 

"Darlene has acted as our Legal Counsel for several years, offering thorough up-to-date knowledge of transactional and Internet law. With infinite patience, she not only explains every procedure in detail, she is also a willing collaborator, suggesting ideas and new approaches in a field which is constantly changing. Overall, a joy to work with!​" Artist and Tech CEO, Los Angeles

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