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17 years, 400 cases
27 years, 1,000 cases
27 years, 200 cases
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1989||02/26/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Supervisor's Outstanding Service Award||Del Rio Office of the Federal Public Defender||2005|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Del Rio Chapter of the Federal Bar Association||2005|
|Practitioner||The Durden Law Firm||2008 - Present|
|Assistant Federal Public Defender||Federal Public Defender Western District||2005 - 2008|
|Member||Durden & Durden, PLLC||2001 - 2005|
|County Attorney||Wise County, Texas||1997 - 2000|
|Partner||Durden & Durden||1991 - 1996|
|Associate||McDonald, Sanders, Ginsburg, et.al.||1989 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|CJA Panel - Eastern District of Texas||Plano and Sherman Divisions||2009 - Present|
|Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|CJA Panel - Northern District of Texas||Fort Worth and Dallas Divisions||2008 - Present|
|Tarrant County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Past Officer||2003 - Present|
|US v Diaz||petition for certiorari pending|
|US v Barrera-Luna||Acquitted upon jury verdict of not guilty.|
|US v Nasario Macias-Rodriguez||Dismissed after hung jury|
|See all legal cases|
|Texas Criminal Defense Forms Annotated||Part II, Chaps 9-13: Federal Proceedings||2009|
|Baylor University||N/A||Juris Doctor||1989|
|University of Maryland||N/A||Bachelor of Science||1985|
|Fort Worth Paralegal Association||Family Law Drafting||2010|
|FBA Del Rio Chapter Luncheon CLE||Defense of Federal Crime||2005|
Posted by Ron
In July of 2010 I became aware that my ex-wife was a drug addict and abusing herion. My ex lives in the DFW area and I in Houston . I have a very active role in my daughter's life and suspected that something was wrong in my ex's household, but wasn't sure what. My daughter was staying with me for the summer and my ex was suppose to be getting her life situated. After doing some investigating of my own I discovered that she had been lying to me and was using herion and other drugs. I was frantic and knew I had to do something but wasn't sure what. My ex wife had resources to fight me and her parents, especially her father were inabling her. I had not had great luck with attorneys in the past and was really scared. I contacted my EAP and was referred to Todd Durden.
Todd was great. He listened to me and I feel took a personal interest in my case. He recognized the importance of keeping my daughter safe. He went to work immediately. He filed a TRO to ensure that my daughter would remain with me until we could reach a judgement. He worked with me via phone, mail and email. He not only ensured that he gathered accurate information from the police, CPS and witnesses he guided me in obtaining the information that would be pertinent in my case. He kept me updated on my case on almost a daily basis. In less than a month he had us before a judge.
You must remember my entire relationship with Todd had been over the phone, through letters and emails. I did not actually meet Todd until the day before we went to court. He was just as supportive and detailed oriented in person. He continued to reassure me that we had a strong case. He knew the judge and had been in front of her before. At the courthouse it was evident that personnel and collegues knew him.
My ex-wife's attorney was very aggressive and pulled out a couple of surprises, but it did not seem to phase Todd. I have to admire the fact that he never fed into the hostility. I also admire the fact that through this whole process he never made my ex out to be a villian. On the contrary he recognized that my ex is sick and needs help. This in turn helped me stay focused.
In front of the judge he was calm and had prepared me well. It took maybe all of 20-30 minutes and at the end my daughter was with me. I can't thank Todd enough. My daughter is safe, happy and we have peace of mind. I will definitely keep him as my lawyer.
Thank you Todd!
Posted by anonymous
As a father who fought for joint custody of his daughter, I cannot say enough good things about Todd Durden and how passionately he believes in doing what is best for the children involved. From the moment I met him, I felt as though he was going to do everything he could to make me feel like his highest priority. He was considerate, understanding, but at the same time firm and ready to fight to get me the best possible situation.
I could not have been happier with the outcome. He has even followed up with me since just to see how things are going! What lawyer does that today? It is a great to know when I hear friends complain about their lawyer not calling them back, or not keeping them up to date on their case, that I'll never worry about that again!
Wayne Fowler, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
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.