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David Robert Duringer

Estate planning Attorney at Morro Bay, CA

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 1 year
    Washington - WA 26 years
    California - CA 34 years
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State TX
    Acquired 2022
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    wills, trusts, asset protection, gun trusts, estate planning

    34 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Probate
    probate administration, trust administration, guardianship, conservatorship, spousal property petition, small estate affidavit, trust litigation, post-mortem firearm transfer

    34 years, 100 cases

  3. Business
    corporation, LLC, limited liability company, entity formation, business succession, exit strategy, operation, corporate governance, maintenance

    34 years, 50 cases

  4. Constitutional
    firearms, guns, firearm legacy, concealed carry, ccw

    34 years, 50 cases

  5. Real estate
    real estate transactions

    34 years, 50 cases

  6. Tax
    audits, tax counsel, tax planning, tax preparation

    34 years, 50 cases

As an attorney, I help families grow family power by transmitting life, fortune, and honor, to succeeding generations. Oh... and you get free firearm training just for watching my free estate planning webinar!

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Protective Law Corporation
895 Napa Ave Ste B-4
Morro Bay, CA, 93442


5.0 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Gordon | June 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
When my wife and I first met with David Duringer regarding our living trust and estate planning, we expected a couple of hours . What we got was an indepth consultation that covered many topics we had not considered. David was very patient and covered a great deal of material in considerable depth. Fe and I learned a learned a lot about the law and highly recommend him to anyone needing help with living trusts and estate planning.
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Posted by Roy | January 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Dr. Duringer was extremely helpful when my wife and I came to him for advice regarding the establishment of an estate plan. There were many topics which we had not considered or were unaware of, including those related to asset protection and tax law. Dr. Duringer explained in detail, based on our circumstances and goals, what aspects of a plan would work best for us, and crafted a plan that will serve us well. I highly recommend Dr. Duringer, and I highly recommend spending the time with him to create a detailed plan that suits your needs.
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Posted by Cheri | January 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Estate Planner and Advisor
Dave is extremely easy to meet with and he understands the laws like no one we have met with in the past. Our living trust was complicated, having an extended family, but Dave walked us through every important decision and made sure we understood. We highly recommend his services.
Posted by Bruce | January 3, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
When you need a Lawyer
David Duringer has provided my wife and I sound, sage advice regarding our estate planning, as well as other Family Law matters. When you want it done right, put your trust and your needs in David's care.
Posted by Linda | January 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I waited for years to decide I needed a Living Trust
I waited for years to finally decide that I, in fact, needed a Living Trust. Dave was very patient and walked me through the entire process. I’m extremely happy with his expertise and knowledge. I highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
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Estate planning advice session
He was extremely thorough & very knowledgeable. I liked what he had to say so much that I'll be using him to update our trusts.
Posted by Marc | March 11, 2015
Great Estate Planner
Dave did an excellent job for us, he is so thorough and takes the time to listen and think through your unique situation before making recommendations. I would highly recommend him for anyone that needs an estate plan. Dave is a very personable and was easier to deal with than any other attorney I have had to work with.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • CEO/Attorney
  • Protective Law Corporation
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Private Practice
  • 1989 - Present


  • Chapman University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2006
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • University of California - San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • Gun Trust for Criminal Defendant
  • Trust implemented.


  • Washington State Bar Associaton
  • Attorney Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Forum Leader
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Bar Association of North San Diego County
  • Attorney Member
  • 1997 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Estate & Gift Taxation
  • CALI
  • 2005
  • State Fellow
  • State of California
  • 1988
  • State Fellow
  • State of California
  • 1987
  • State Fellow
  • State of California
  • 1986
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  • Estate Planning Strategies (2nd Edition) by WealthCounsel member attorneys
  • "Estate Planning for Gun Owners" (author of this chapter)
  • 2022
  • Bar Association of Northern San Diego County
  • Recordation of Land Transfers under Ukraine's New Post-Soviet Land Code
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Oathkeepers meeting
  • Gun Trusts
  • 2012
  • NBI: Estate Planning from A to Z
  • Basic Tax Planning
  • 2012
  • NBI: Estate Planning from A to Z
  • Trusts 101
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (16)
Endorse David
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Other
"I highly endorse David whom I have known for many years as a member of WealthCounsel and who represents the epitome of the skill and expertise required of an expert in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law and a LL.M in Tax."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Duringer has the expertise needed to provide complex estate planning services for those with a significant estate that would like to avoid or reduce unnecessary tax, probate and other expenses."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Dave personally and not only is he an excellent lawyer but he is a man of great integrity, too. I highly recommend David for someone looking for estate planning. He is an extremely knowledgeable and competent lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Dave Duringer as an Estate Planning attorney. He is hard working and ethical, and I am pleased to refer clientele to him who need Estate Planning."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"For over a decade now, I have know Dave Duringer and had the opportunity to take a couple of courses with him in the master's in taxation program at Chapman University, Dave knows his stuff regarding wealth and estate planning and his offers options to probate through the use of revocable (living) and irrevocable trusts as well as advice on gift tax issues.Dave's knowledge in wealth planning is current, and his utilization of techniques helps families avoid probate litigation and tax issues in the future."
Trusts Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Dave's attention to detail is without equal when working with high net worth persons or persons who want protection through gun trusts. Do not hesitate to hire him."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am happy to endorse Mr. Duringer. We have a working relationship with David and are aware of the care and expertise he provides to clients. He is a trusted and experienced attorney in Southern California. Whether you require simple or more complex estate and business planning, David Duringer will provide you with excellent advice, service and support."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David whole heartedly. His attention to detail and the concerns of his clients set him apart from others in the community. So too does his attention to emerging areas of trust law in California, e.g. firearm trusts."
Estate planning Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. David is an outstanding and dedicated attorney. I highly recommend him for your real estate matters."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a colleague of mine and is very honest and dedicated to his practice of estate planning. He is committed to helping other attorneys with questions on the list-serve communications. I always agree with his opinions."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a credit to the legal profession. He is a tireless advocate for sound estate planning and is a respected fellow member of WealthCounsel. I fully recommend David for both estate planning and planning associated with the ownership of firearms. You'll enjoy speaking with him, sharing ideas and you'll find him to be very reliable. I recommend him without reservation."
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