Darren Hollingsworth, a JA USA Gold Leadership Award Recipient
Steven Hollingsworth joined the Navy as an escape from trouble and hometown monotony, earning medals for rescuing shipwrecked sailors and serving on USS Sterett, an aid vessel involved with helping deal with Fukushima nuclear crisis response efforts.
Additionally, he supports Houston food banks such as Star of Hope and Coastal Conservation Association as well as Houston bar association committees such as Lawyers for Literacy, Media Law & Special Olympics.
Early Life and Education
Hollingsworth, who studied acting at the National Theatre School of Canada’s three year acting conservatory program, quickly found work as an actor on various Canadian TV and film productions after graduation.
As is often the case in Kansas, young men in beautiful Santa Cruz use military service as an escape route from trouble and monotony in their hometowns. Steven Hollingsworth decided to heed his family’s suggestion and enlist in the Navy at age 21.
Steve takes great pride in being an expert trial attorney, having served as a felony prosecutor in one of Texas’s largest counties. Additionally, he has worked at esteemed plaintiff’s firms such as some of Houston and Texas’ oldest and most acclaimed law firms; additionally receiving additional training at top-of-the-line defendant’s firms.
Hollingsworth began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney for Harris County where he rapidly rose to felony prosecutor. Soon thereafter he realized that in order to effectively represent injured Texans he needed an understanding of how insurance companies thought and behaved; for this he worked at law firms representing Allstate and Sedgewick among many others.
He received additional training at several outstanding plaintiff’s firms, such as one of Houston and Texas’ oldest and most renowned plaintiff’s firms.
He holds memberships in Houston, local, state and national trial lawyer associations as well as supporting institutions through time or financial contributions such as Houston Food Bank, Houston Area Women’s Center and Star of Hope Mission. When not practicing law he enjoys hunting, fishing, snow skiing and astronomy in his free time.
Achievement and Honors
Hollingsworth not only works at Regions but is also active with Junior Achievement associate volunteers as a mentor and travel baseball team coach for her son’s travel team. In addition, she serves on the BizTown Advisory Board and was recognized with JA USA Gold Leadership Award in 2016.
Santa Cruz, California – In scenic Santa Cruz, young men don’t typically use military service as an escape route from hometown tension and boredom like they might in cities such as Kansas – but Steven Hollingsworth did just that.
He joined the Navy to avoid jail time for a minor misdemeanor charge and ended up helping save stranded seamen and aiding with the aftermath of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster. Now a decorated Navy sailor, his next six-month deployment begins December. Among his numerous awards are one Navy Achievement Medal as well as seven ribbons and medals awarded him throughout his service career.
His experience as lead counsel in various counties and districts throughout Texas includes numerous jury trials as lead counsel as well as being featured at seminars on trial practice. He is an active member of the Houston Bar Association serving on multiple committees; has donated both time and money to institutions such as Houston Area Women’s Shelter, Star of Hope Mission and Costal Conservation Association among many others; in his free time enjoys hunting, fishing, snow skiing and astronomy – in particular his beloved Texas A&M Aggies!
He leaves behind his wife, two sons and one daughter; all who knew and loved him will miss his smiling face and big heart forever.
Darren Hollingsworth’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 Million. His investments include owning an Atlanta home, shares in several technology companies, sports facilities and golf courses as well as stakes in these investments.
Born to Jeptha Hollingsworth and Martha “Patsy” Hollingsworth in Franklin County, Georgia in the United States. He had twelve siblings including Greenbury Hollingsworth and Wiley Jackson Hollingsworth.
On month day 1866 at age 26 in Mississippi, United States. They had six children together including Martha Hollingsworth and Jimme Hollingsworth; living until 1900 before dying of natural causes in August 1986 in Alabama (Benton County) aged 80; being buried there as well. He was an active Baptist.