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David J. Ferrell

Probate Attorney at El Paso, TX

4.9   28 reviews

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Probate
    Probate Wills, Probate of Estates without Wills - Guardianships

    45 years

  2. Criminal defense

    45 years

  3. DUI and DWI

    45 years

Vietnam Veteran - 2 Deployments, 1968 & 1969. Previous Assistant Texas Attorney General, former El Paso Municipal Judge and Justice of the Peace.

Licensed for 44 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1978
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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David J Ferrell
10514 Montwood Drive
El Paso, TX, 79935


4.9 / 5.0
  28 customer reviews
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Posted by John | April 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My lawyer for life
Mr Ferrel has successfully helped me get my desired outcomes on 2 seperate occasions. He is very professional, reasonable and works hard on your behalf. I don't bother looking for other attorneys opinions.....Mr Ferrel is my go-to lawyer for life!
Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dismissed DUI
Mr. Ferrell is a great lawyer, you can trust him, he will get positive results for you. We hired Mr. Ferrell to defend our son, in a DUI case, 2X the limit. we were prepared for our son to do some time in jail over this. Thru Mr. Ferrell's experience and knowledge, he was able to get the charge dismissed. I am personally grateful for what he did for our son and my family. I highly recommended hiring him, to defend yon.
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Posted by Roby | August 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
2 years after DWI case was closed him and his staff were still amazing
My DWI case was closed July of 2017. Not only was he and his staff extremely helpful and great at representing me, but just recently, 2 years after my case was closed, I found an error with my Driver's License and I didn't know where to turn for answers. I emailed him and his staff immediately on a whim hoping that they could point me in the right direction. Not only did they point me in the right direction, they responded almost immediately, and faxed over the correct documentation to where it needed to go and had the error corrected in a matter of hours. They were very kind about it and just took it into their own hands to fix the courts error without hesitation. I spoke to several attorneys when this process began and from the moment I spoke with Mr. Ferrell, I could tell he was truly genuine and wanted to help me. This only proved to be more factual when this error occurred 2 years later and his staff couldn't have been more willing to help if they tried. I highly recommend these folks and I'm greatly appreciative of everything they've done.
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Topnotch Lawyer
Mr. Ferrell is one of the best, upon speaking to him on the phone, he made sure i fully understood everything, answered all my questions and guided me on what to do. Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wish I would have hired him
I did not hire Mr Ferrell. I had already sent payment to a different attorney before finding him on this site and I am starting to regret my choice. I no longer live in TX therefore need someone who will communicate the details and events of my case. My case is not the usual and it is a shame I paid for nothing.
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Ferrell was very professional and knowledgeable, helped me through every step of the case and went above and beyond when it came to returning my calls or answering my questions.
Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DWI arrest
I hired Mr. Ferrell and was happy with my results. He worked hard on my case and is a very nice and professional man.
Posted by Jerry | March 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Case
I was charged DWI by State of Texas. After some online research, I interviewed with 3 lawyers, and eventually I decided to go with Mr. Ferell due to his 30 plus years experiences as well as I feel comfortable working with him. This is my first lawsuit in my whole life (and hopefully this is the last time too), and with Mr.Ferrell's explanation and guidance, I knew what situation I was dealing with and what's the best and worst case scenario that I may get. He fought my case from many different angles and the "never-give-up" spirit impressed me the most. At courtroom, he did all the talking, and I felt I am in good hand all the time. I know I made a right decision hiring him and I highly recommand his service to people who need criminal defense.
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Posted by Ray | January 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Give your worries to Mr. Ferrell and he will get you through
First I want to start with a little background. This was my second offense and I felt that my situation was much worse than before and looking very grim. Second, I was desperate and I did not know where to turn. I came to this site where I read excellent reviews the seemed real and genuine. I called Mr. Ferrell's office and unlike other attorneys, Mr. Ferrell talked to me himself and advised that no matter the situation there are always options and quickly scheduled an appointment to meet him. At the meeting he covered all options along with his experience and strategy. He advised that he would do all he could for me in the courtroom and not to worry as he would handle everything. He said all I had to do was show up and he would do the rest. I took him at his word and though it took longer per his strategy, it paid off. I got a sentence better than many 1st time offenders and a year later he helped me to amend my probation due to good behavior. His professionalism speaks for its self and you can see that everyone in the court room respects him. He, along with his staff, is kind honest and you always feel that he is watching out for your best interests. He is worth every penny. Don't bother with any other attorney. Mr. Ferrell will take great care of you.
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Posted by Sean | October 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I thought my life was over.
Mr. Ferrell and his staff kindly and competently carried me through a very difficult situation in my life. A circumstance that easily could have resulted in a period of felony incarceration within the Texas Department of Corrections for seven years. The State recommended seven years. Mr. Ferrell's office successfully fought for reduction to misdemeanor. I would have lost my career, my children would have suffered and my family devastated due to my actions. Thanks to Mr. Ferrell, Ms. Riddick and Mr. Robledo - their diligence and research - I have relief. After this seventeen month long crisis of my making I can say major lesson learned and life dramatically changed. I have committed to not let myself or Mr. Ferrell and his staff down by successfully completing my sentence of misdemeanor probation they fought so hard for. Additionally when in Court environment I was continually impressed with not only how others treated him with respect, but also how he treated others. Wonderful man, incredible attorney - he sincerely loves the people he represents. If you need him, no hesitation - hire him.
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Posted by Anna | January 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Think about what you expect from a lawyer and multiply that by about 1,000 and you have David Ferrell. He went above and beyond my needs and treated me as an old friend. I couldn't imagine anyone else representing me. Mr. Ferrell is fair, knowledgeable, and kind. He listened to my concerns and limitations and molded my case to better suit my needs. By far the best experience I've had, and if in the future I need counsel again, I will be calling David Ferrell!!
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Posted by Erica | December 5, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Among The Best
Mr. Ferrell stepped in when I needed him most. After almost a year and a half of facing felony charges, he was able to get it dismissed. Very intelligent man and extremely kind. I'd definitely recommend him to any and everyone!
Posted by Marco | September 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Case
Mr. Ferrell was extremely efficient in handling my case. He fought for the best possible and did so. From the very beginning i wanted my case to be dismissed and he followed through by getting my case dismissed. His staff is very polite and I would reccomend you hire him as your lawyer.
Posted by Andy | June 29, 2015
When i found myself in legal trouble i didn't know where to look. I had no one to talk to about it and I was scared for my future. I knew I had to find a lawyer right away so I came to this website to find the best. Sure enough, Mr. Ferrell was rated the best. I ended up hiring him and it was the best decision i ever made! He ensured me that everything was going to be fine and not to worry. I felt so confident after that with him defending me. This is a real review from a real person! It ended up being that my case was dismissed just like he said it would. And to be honest, there is no better feeling when you are in that court room knowing that you have the best lawyer in town. So much respect is given to that man you can just feel it in the courtroom. He is by fat the best, and most professional lawyer in this town. With that being said, thank you Mr. Ferrell.
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2015
love this guy
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2015
Everything played out as planned
His assistance and himself kept me informed every step of the way. My case played out exactly as mr ferrel had explained to me. I'm from out of town so he was sure have me come for court and return back Home the same day. He very knowledgeable and patient in explaining what to expect. And also well known . I would recommend him.
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Posted by Relieved Grandmother of Four :) | April 28, 2015
Excellent Criminal Law Attorney!
I’ve given Mr. Ferrell a 10/10 rating here. He deserves every bit of it and more! I’m a disabled grandmother from Seattle with a pristine criminal record, who recently found herself caught in the place where Texas/Federal drug laws clashed with my home state’s stand on medical cannabis. Yes, I was naive enough to not know in advance about the U.S. Border Patrol Station in Hudspeth County. My fault totally! I admit it! It never occurred to me to research that aspect of my trip because I had no plans to actually cross the border, so I had no idea that I’d have to visit the Border Patrol and their dogs on I-10 as I traveled between El Paso and San Antonio until I hit it. Boy, was I surprised! The Border Patrol officers and the detective who came over from Hudspeth County were all very professional and courteous to me that day, all apologetic about how people with medical necessity were not their real targets … but, overall, it wasn’t an experience I’d recommend to anyone :( Through researching lawyers here on AVVO, I ended up hiring Mr. David Ferrell to represent me … and I CAN’T SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT HIM AND HOW HE HANDLED MY CASE!! Yes, it cost a chunk of money to hire him initially, but it would have been expensive to hire any good lawyer for something like this. In addition to knowing I was hiring someone with long years of experience and a vast network of local contacts—which made him more than worth his fees right off the bat—Mr. Ferrell also worked things out with the court so that I did NOT have to fly back to Texas for court dates, which saved me TONS of plane ticket/hotel/restaurant/rental car money. By the time the whole case was resolved and I added up what I could have spent –vs- what I actually spent, his initial fees were ultimately VERY reasonable! His success also exceeded my wildest hopes in this situation! I was hoping he could at least get the penalty cut down to a hefty fine, but—thanks to his expertise and a long letter from my doctor explaining why they’ve been forced to treat my chronic back pain and migraines with medical cannabis (severe allergies to traditional pain meds)—Mr. Ferrell got the DA and the judge to dismiss my case completely. Mr. Ferrell is awesome, and I couldn’t have done this without him! His staff is also top notch! They’re attentive and keep you posted, and I can’t recommend him and his team any higher than the TEN I gave them here … because AVVO won’t let me. But I would if I could! :)
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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2015
Case Dismissed!
I contacted Mr. Ferrell in the summer of 2014 about a 10 year old misdemeanor case. I had a warrant out for my arrest. I moved from El Paso to California shortly after the incident and pretty much left it behind me. I finally got up the nerve to deal with it. I did some research on El Paso Lawyers and found Mr. Ferrell on this site. I chose him because of his solid reviews and experience. I also appreciate the fact that he offers discounts to Veterans. I don't have much experience with lawyers, this is the first time I had to hire a lawyer so I didn't really know how much money and time this would take up. Based on some of the quotes I got from other El Paso lawyers, Mr. Ferrell seemed to be the most reasonable based on my case. I am aware of the saying you get what you pay for but he was one of the most experienced and highly reviewed. I also have to thank Ms. Rosprim, Mr. Ferrell's paralegal. I communicated most with her in regards to my case. She kept me well informed of my case. Long story short, Mr. Ferrell got my case dismissed. That was great news for me. I was so happy to finally put this behind me. Thank you to Mr. Ferrell and Ms. Rosprim. I will be contacting you in the future to get the case expunged.
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Posted by Carla | February 4, 2015
If you need an attorney, David J. Ferrell is your best choice! The best of the best!
I am writing this review because I live in another state and had to find an attorney to represent a family member in the Army who was arrested on 3 counts for something he never did. All I had to go by was internet reviews to select an attorney and everything I read pointed to Mr. Ferrell as being the best choice available. My husband has a law degree and used to practice law and when I showed him the results of what I found out he said "I think David Ferrell is the man you need." Mr. Ferrell and all of his staff are very professional, quick to respond, easy to talk to and very kind and helpful. All three charges were dropped as a result of Mr. Ferrell's representation. If you have cancer, you need a good doctor. If you have a legal problem, you need David J. Ferrell to represent you. He knows the law and having been a judge himself at one time knows exactly how the legal system works and how to try a case. He has the very highest ethics and is absolutely excellent in every way. You will feel so much better when you talk to him and everything that he told me worked out to be exactly as he said. Without Mr. Ferrell's representation, my family member likely would have spent a year in jail and ruined his military career. I have only the highest regard and praise for David J. Ferrell and his staff.
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Posted by Cindy | December 11, 2014
The Lawyer You Really Need
Mr. Ferrell took the fear out of the unknown when he dealt with my case. I am located on the west coast and Mr. Ferrell and his alert staff kept me in the loop as my case progressed, informing me of all my options and clarifying details as they developed. In court he was courteous and professional. I found him generous with his time and knowledge, prompt and committed to fighting for his clients' best interests. I would refer him to all who need legal assistance.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • David J. Ferrell, PLLC
  • 1998 - Present
  • Justice of the Peace Precinct 4
  • El Paso County
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Associate Municipal Court Judge
  • City Of El Paso
  • 1983 - 1990
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Webster University
  • 1980 - 1990
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Texas Attorney General's Office
  • 1978 - 1981
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  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • University of Texas, El Paso
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1974

Legal Cases

  • State of Texas v. William A. Franklin, et seq
  • Affirmative


  • El Paso Bar Association
  • Senior Lawyer of the Year
  • 2020 - 2020
  • El Paso Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2002 - 2005
  • El Paso Probate Bar Association
  • President
  • 1999 - 2000
  • State Bar of Texas, Consumer and Commercial Law Section
  • Chairman
  • 1991 - 1992
  • State Bar of Texas, Consumer and Commercial Law Section
  • Treasurer
  • 1988 - 1990
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English


  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated 2002-2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Senior Lawyer of The Year
  • El Paso Bar Association
  • 2020


  • Texas Bar Journal
  • How to Send Huge Files Over the Internet
  • 2010
  • El Paso Bar Association
  • DYNAMITE Demand Letters and Portfolios
  • 2010
  • Texas State Bar Law Practices Newsletter
  • iPhone 3GS or Palm Pre?
  • 2010
  • Via State Bar of Texas WEBCAST
  • Establishing the Best Record Retention Policy for Your Law Practice
  • 2010
  • El Paso Bar Journal
  • Share Computer Files - With Yourself and Maybe Others
  • 2010
  • El Paso Bar Journal
  • QuickBooks Online - How the Cloud Works with Your Books
  • 2010
  • El Paso Bar Journal
  • Should Judge/Lawyers "Friend" on Facebook, Linkedin, Texas Bar Circle, etc?
  • 2010
  • El Paso Bar Association Bar Bulletin
  • Internet Searches and Digital Photography
  • 1999
  • El Paso Bar Association Bar Bulletin
  • Can Computers be a Frugal Preparation Tool in Federal Criminal Litigation?
  • 1999
  • El Paso Bar Association Bar Bulletin
  • Computer Technology in the Law Office
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • Teaching New Dogs Old Tricks - Jury Selection
  • Legal Technology
  • 2020
  • Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks - Legal Technology
  • Legal Technology
  • 2019
  • Spring CLE Brush Up
  • Criminal Law - Selected Connections to Other Texas Laws
  • 2017
  • Conducting Your Own Legal Research - INTERNET
  • Legal Research - Paralegals
  • 2017
  • Midland County Bar Association
  • Legal Ethics - Computer Technology
  • 2016
  • State Bar of Texas Annual Convention
  • Document Retention For Law Firms
  • 2011
  • State Bar of Texas & SMU Law School
  • Planning to Conquer the Real World of Private Practice
  • 2011
  • State Bar of Texas and The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Winning Before Trial, Technology at Pre-trial/Mediation
  • 2010
  • State Bar College Summer School Texas Bar CLE
  • Digital Office and Creating Your Own Website
  • 2010
  • Perfecting Your Practice 2010 Texas Bar CLE
  • How to Ethically Manage Client Funds/Financially Managing Your Law Firm
  • 2010
  • 33rd Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course State Bar of Texas
  • Using High Technology Without Spending Big Money
  • 2010
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dave for a few years now and I can say without hesitation that Dave is one of the most creative and original lawyers I know. He not only knows the practice of law, but he is in front of the technology curve and teaches all of us how to incorporate the newest technologies into our trial strategies and techniques. I have continuously learned from him. I would recommend Dave without hesitation."
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El Paso Probate Lawyer David J. Ferrell
David J. Ferrell
Probate Attorney
El Paso, TX
Licensed for 44 years
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