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Bruce Rea Durkee

Bruce Rea Durkee

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Trusts, Probate, Tax, Business

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About Me

Bruce R. Durkee is both an attorney and a CPA.   Mr. Durkee is a Certified Legal Specialist (by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization) in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law.   Mr. Durkee's practice areas include Wills, Trusts, Probate, Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Tax Law and Nonprofit Law.    


Mr. Durkee graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Whittier Law School.   While in law school, Mr. Durkee finished in the top of his class in Estate Planning, Federal Income Tax, Estate and Gift Tax, Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation, Evidence, Professional Responsibility Skills and Business Planning. 


Mr. Durkee also holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Accounting from Vanguard University of Southern California, having graduated cum laude. 


Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Durkee owned a CPA Firm in Palm Desert, California.  He previously held positions at Maryanov, Madsen, Gordon & Campbell, in Palm Springs, California, and Kushner, Smith, Joanou & Gregson, in Irvine, California.   


Mr. Durkee began his legal career in private practice in Laguna Hills, California.   Prior to returning to his hometown of Palm Desert, Mr. Durkee served as Chief Legal Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Senior Vice President for a $2.3 billion nonprofit organization in Springfield, Missouri.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    12 years
  2. Trusts: 25%
    12 years
  3. Probate: 15%
    12 years
  4. Business: 5%
    12 years
  5. Tax: 5%
    25 years


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Contact Info

77772 Flora Rd Ste C
Palm Desert, CA, 92211


MOInactive voluntarily200401/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

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