Born New York, N.Y., April 14, 1951 admitted to Bar: 1982, Texas; 1983, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1986, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; 1989, U.S. Supreme Court. Education: Paris Junior College, Paris, Texas (A.A. 1971); Trinity University (B.A., cum laude, 1973; M.F.A., 1976); Southern Methodist University (J.D., 1982). Adjunct Professor, Business Law, University of North Texas, 1992-1993. Lecturer, Lewisville Library Law Lectures, 1984-1986. Member, College of the State Bar of Texas, 1989-1998. Diplomate, National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Associate, Durand & Associates, P.C., 1990-2015. Sole Practitioner, 1986-1990. Managing Attorney, Hyatt Legal Services, 1985-1986. Assistant City Attorney, Garland, Texas, 1982. Member: Denton County Bar Association (Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1994; Board Member, 1996; Member, Family Law Section, 2000; Member, Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Section 2002); State Bar of Texas (Member: Family Law, Litigation, Appellate, Business Law, Entertainment and Sports Law, Health Law and Intellectual Property Law Sections; Grievance Committee District 14B, 2002); Denton County Collaborative Family Law Association; Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists. Fellow: College of the State Bar of Texas. (Board Certified, Civil Trial Law and Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization).