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Benjamin Jay Durrett

Real estate Attorney at Ruston, LA

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 5 years
    Louisiana - LA 18 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2018
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2005
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Benjamin

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Based in Ruston, Louisiana, Mr. Durrett represents his clients locally and statewide in a broad range of real estate and business transactions, successions and estate planning.  Mr. Durrett is licensed to practice in all Louisiana State and Federal Courts, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the Eastern, Middle, and Western United States District Courts of Louisiana. 


Durrett Title, LLC is also a Best Practices Certified title agency. We provide a full range of legal services and title insurance to assist clients with residential and commercial real estate closings. We are available to assist clients with all aspects of real estate transactions, including contract negotiation, property development issues, property management, rights of way, easement and restriction issues, title examination, purchases and sales, leases, financing and real estate litigation. We provide representation to people and businesses throughout North Louisiana, focusing on Ruston and the surrounding communities.

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Durrett Title & Law
305 South Vienna
Ruston, LA, 71270-3852


5.0 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Alivia | July 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BJ does a great job of ensuring the closings are smooth, seamless, and your client is taken care of. I love having BJ's office handle all of my real estate closings.
Posted by Melinda | June 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent choice!
I have been in the mortgage business for over 30 years and I have used many title companies. Durrett Law Office is among the best I have used in closing my customer's real estate loans. His office is quick to respond with title work and closing documents. BJay is always accommodating to my customers and their needs and is good at problem solving and working through any issues that come up. I highly recommend his office for closings!
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Posted by Brandon | June 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable, Friendly, and Efficient
BJ and his staff are great to work with. He has closed many properties for us before or after regular business hours and on weekends. If you are looking for an attorney, I would recommend you call BJ Durrett.
Posted by Cody | June 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
BJ (And his entire staff) is very professional and efficient. I have done several Real Estate closings with his office and everyone has the utmost respect for your time and ensure that you have a top notch experience when setting at the closing table. I highly recommend BJ Durrett for all of your Legal needs!
Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!!
BJay has worked for my husband and I on various business matters. We were very pleased with the outcome of some work he did for us. I also have a working relationship with him as I am a mortgage loan officer. He is very professional and our mutual customers are always complimentary of him.
Posted by Harold | June 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Real Estate Attorney
Mr. Durrett has gone above and beyond to help to get deals done and closed on time. He and his staff keep me informed as to the status and any changes. I recommend him to everyone and appreciate his professionalism. He also is down to earth and makes everyone feel comfortable. I recommend Mr. Durrett every time the opportunity arises.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Durrett Law & Title
  • 2016 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Benjamin J. Durrett
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney - Real Estate / Public Finance
  • McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC - Baton Rouge
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Preis Kraft & Roy - Lafayette
  • 2005 - 2008
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  • Louisiana State University
  • J.D.
  • 2005
  • LSU Law / University de Lyon, France
  • Bachelor of Civil Law
  • 2005
  • Louisiana Tech University
  • B.A.
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • La Pac Manufacturing, Inc. et al v. TCM Manufacturing, Inc. et al
  • The Court of Appeal, Peters, J., held that our client, the electrical provider did not owe plaintiffs a duty to disconnect power to offset the risk of augmenting fire presented by ventilation fans.


  • Louisiana Insurance Provider
  • Provider and Agent, Title Insurance
  • 2010 - Present
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • United Way Steamboat Committee
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • City of Ruston Cultural Board
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Louisiana District Attorney Association
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Louisiana Law Review
  • Junior Editor
  • 2003 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Alta 2.0 Best Practices Certification
  • Heard, McElroy & Vestal CPA firm
  • 2015
  • Best of The Delta Finalist - Overall Best Attorney Category
  • Delta Style Magazine
  • 2015


  • Louisiana Workers Compensation Corporation
  • Fiduciary Duties for Corporate Directors and Officers
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lunch and Learn in Monroe Office
  • Cyber Security for Realtors
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
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Real estate Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Durrett is very thorough and prepared. He provides excellent service to his clients in an timely and efficient manner."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I began working for Bjay in November 2015. The thing that stands out to me the most about Bjay is his attention to detail and his commitment to client satisfaction. I am glad to be working with Bjay, and I appreciate the guidance that he has offered as I continue to build my legal practice."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"BJay is a detail-oriented problem solver. BJay runs a customer friendly practice. I have worked with him on many real estate deals. He always impresses me with his work ethic and "can do" philosophy."