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Todd A. Durden

Todd A. Durden

also known as "Tadeo"

Practice areas:

Family, Federal Crime, Probate, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce & Separation, Wills & Living Wills, Alimony, Estate Planning, White Collar Crime

About Me


  • Admitted to practice, United States District Court, Northern District on November 21, 1989

  • Admitted to practice, United States District Court, Western District on March 20, 2001

  • Admitted to practice, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit on December 10, 2002

  • Admitted to practice, United States District Court, Eastern District, June 16, 2009

  • Admitted to practice, United States District Court, Southern District, April 2, 2010 

  • Admitted to practice, Supreme Court of the United States, April 25, 2011

  • Authorized to practice law by the Supreme Court of Texas on November 3, 1989

  • Licensed as Certified Public Accountant by Texas on March 5, 1990


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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Federal Crime: 40%
    15 years, 400 cases
  2. Family: 40%
    25 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Probate: 10%
    25 years, 200 cases
  4. White Collar Crime: 1%
    15 years
  5. Other: 6%
  6. More 



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Wayne Allen Fowler

    Todd Durden is a wealth of knowledge and experience in federal criminal defense and family law. Todd is equally capable in any section of this eclectic mix of legal areas. Having had the opportunity to work with Todd on several matters, I am pleased to endorse him.


    Wayne Fowler Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • J. Steven Bush

    I endorse this lawyer. We have represented co-defendants in federal court and in one case cooperated in a multi-defendant jury trial. As a result, Todd's client was acquitted. No mean feat in federal court.


    J. Bush Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

The Durden Law Firm

Historic Old Town Keller
131 E. Vine St.
Keller, TX, 76248

The Durden Law Firm

mailing address only
PO Box 48034
Fort Worth, TX, 76148




TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198908/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Supervisor's Outstanding Service AwardDel Rio Office of the Federal Public Defender2005
Certificate of AppreciationDel Rio Chapter of the Federal Bar Association2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PractitionerThe Durden Law Firm2008 - Present
Assistant Federal Public DefenderFederal Public Defender Western District2005 - 2008
MemberDurden & Durden, PLLC2001 - 2005
County AttorneyWise County, Texas1997 - 2000
PartnerDurden & Durden1991 - 1996
AssociateMcDonald, Sanders, Ginsburg, - 1990


Association NamePosition NameDuration
CJA Panel - Eastern District of TexasPlano and Sherman Divisions2009 - Present
Tarrant County Family Law Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
CJA Panel - Northern District of TexasFort Worth and Dallas Divisions2008 - Present
Tarrant County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationPast Officer2003 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
US v Barrera-LunaAcquitted upon jury verdict of not guilty.
US v Nasario Macias-RodriguezDismissed after hung jury
US v FloresDismissed after suppression motion granted

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Publication NameTitleDate
Texas Criminal Defense Forms AnnotatedPart II, Chaps 9-13: Federal Proceedings2009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor UniversityN/AJuris Doctor1989
University of MarylandN/ABachelor of Science1985

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Fort Worth Paralegal AssociationFamily Law Drafting2010
FBA Del Rio Chapter Luncheon CLEDefense of Federal Crime2005