“I think we are at a pivotal time in this country where we can get a lot of things accomplished for a lot of people, especially for members of my community. While others are seeing destruction and unrest, I see hope and opportunity.”
Daryle was born in Chicago, IL. At the age of 5 he moved to Detroit with his family. His father worked part-time and odd jobs for the first few years to support him and his family before accepting a job working on the assembly line at the Ford Assembly Plant in Wixom, MI.
When Daryle was set to begin 6th grade his parents moved him and his brother to a nearby suburb, Harper Woods, where he attended the Grosse Pointe School District. He graduated from Grosse Pointe North High School in 2001.
In 2006, he left Detroit and headed to New York to pursue a career in the music industry. While in New York, he attended and graduated cum laude from Berkeley College. In addition to working as a production assistant on music video sets he also worked part-time at a talent agency in Manhattan, and interned in the Urban Marketing Department at SonyBMG’s Jive Records. By the time he was set to graduate, due to the recession his father had taken a buy-out from Ford and his family returned to Chicago. It was at this time that he also decided to return to Chicago.
Upon returning to Chicago, he accepted an entry-level position as a Marketing Coordinator for a local non-profit, After School Matters. He assisted in providing paid after school apprenticeship programs to Chicago teens. It was also during this time that he met his wife at a Wednesday night church service. After dating for approximately 6 weeks the two married and have been happily married for 10 years and are parents to two wonderful boys.
Daryle attended law school at Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, MN. Throughout his time there he gained valuable experience through various internships. He first interned for the Hon. Donovan Frank at the United States District Court in St. Paul. He clerked in the Office of General Counsel for the United States Department of Agriculture. He also clerked in the Government Relations Department for the American Heart Association, where he assisted in lobbying efforts to make it mandatory that all newborns receive pulse oximetry testing to identify possible heart defects early on. The law became effective August 2013. His last year in law school he served as a student attorney for the Ramsey County Office of Public Defense where he represented adults and juveniles charged with criminal offenses in St. Paul, MN.
After graduating, he and his wife moved to Detroit. After taking the bar exam he began working in the Domestic Violence Unit at the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. He worked his way up the ranks from unpaid intern to Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Domestic Violence Unit. During his time as an Assistant Prosecutor he prosecuted hundreds of domestic violence cases in both, district and circuit court.
He currently works in private practice.