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Michael Anthony Duran

Michael Anthony Duran

Practice areas:

Probate, Guardianship, Wills & Living Wills

About Me

Michael A. Duran is the founder and Managing Attorney of The Duran Firm, PLLC.  Mr. Duran graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with Military Honors in 1993.  After graduating from the Academy, Michael served inside the NORAD command center and later F.E. Warren AFB in Wyoming where he attained the rank of Captain and served as a Minuteman III nuclear missile crew commander.


Michael attended law school at the University of Texas at Austin.  In its 2016 survey, U.S. News  and World Report ranked the University of Texas as the 15th-best law school in America and the top law school in the state of Texas.  Michael graduated from UT Law in 2002.


Michael's experience in probate and guardianship matters began when he was selected to work directly for Judge Nikki DeShazo of the Dallas County Probate Court.  While working for the Judge, Michael reviewed approximately 300 applications for probate and guardianship.  Michael also wrote the book, so to speak: Michael created a manual to instruct future court clerks on the process of reviewing the various probate applications.


After completing his duties for Judge DeShazo, Michael formed The Duran Firm, PLLC and is now the Managing Member serving private clients.  In addition to his private clients, Michael A. Duran has been appointed by all three Dallas County Probate Courts to serve as either an estate administrator, guardian of the person and/or estate, attorney ad litem for unknown heirs, or attorney ad litem for alleged incapacitated persons.  Michael is also a member of the Dallas Bar Association and is active in the Probate and Estate Planning Section.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Probate: 60%
    10 years, 500 cases
  2. Guardianship: 30%
    10 years, 500 cases
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 10%
    10 years, 100 cases



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert Werner von Dohlen

    I endorse this lawyer. Great attorney for Wills and Estate matters!


    Robert von Dohlen Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Duran Firm, PLLC

9400 N. Central Expy.
Suite 1630
Dallas, TX, 75231



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200308/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Peregrinus CounselUniversity of Texas School of Law2002
Military HonorsUnited States Air Force Academy1993

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ICBM Crew CommanderUnited States Air Force1997 - 1999
Orbital AnalystUnited States Air Force1994 - 1997


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Dallas County Bar Association - Probate SectionN/A2005 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University Of TexasDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)law2002
United States Air Force AcademyPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Dallas Association of Young LawyersProbate Basics Fall 20092009