Associate Elder Law Attorney
Associate Attorney Darien Brucoli joined Cooper, Adel & Associates as a member of the Estate and Trust Administration Team. Darien works with families after a loved one has passed away, helping them settle the deceased’s estate expeditiously. Darien is passionate about helping Ohio families navigate the complicated probate process when it is necessary to involve the courts. She is familiar with the challenges facing retirees and understands how important it is to help her clients assure that their hard earned assets are protected and distributed as they wished. Through her experience and dedication to her clients, Darien is distinctively equipped to handle the most challenging aspects of trust and estate planning.
Darien received her Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law. She was first in her class working in the Juvenile Law and Domestic Violence Legal Clinic where she was directly responsible for helping low income families and children find safe and satisfying resolutions to difficult domestic problems. Darien is a registered Guardian Ad Litem and is greatly fulfilled by being a resource to families during difficult times.
Darien was born and raised in Northeast Ohio and comes from a diverse background. While her parents are both retired teachers, she comes from a long line of small business owners and successful farmers in Hubbard, Ohio. Darien is a knowledgeable art historian who graduated Cum Laude from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History. She received a scholarship to study abroad in Florence, Italy where she worked on an art restoration team to restore paintings from the 16th century. During her time at the University of Toledo College of Law, she found a way to synthesize law with her passion for art. Darien was a founding member and the president of the University of Toledo Art Law Society.
Darien lives in Westerville, Ohio with her husband, Justin. They enjoy cooking and traveling together. She is a huge Cleveland sports fan! When she is not watching games with her husband, she plays musical instruments, sings, and paints portraits.