Durell, Daniel

Daniel Durell

Associate
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Daniel Durell is a commercial trial lawyer with broad litigation experience, including putative class action defense, covering all stages of litigation from pre-trial matters through appeal and post-judgment collection. His experience includes representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of disputes related to consumer-protection statutes, breach of contract, breach of warranty, fraud in real estate transactions, mortgage lending and servicing practices, partition rights, business divorces and leasehold disputes.

Daniel has litigated and resolved disputes for lenders and mortgage servicing companies arising from claims alleging wrongful foreclosure and violations of the Real Estate Settlement Practices Act (RESPA), Truth In Lending Act (TILA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Deceptive Trade and Practices Act (DTPA) and Texas Debt Collection Act (TDCA).

Daniel Durell is a commercial trial lawyer with broad litigation experience, including putative class action defense, covering all stages of litigation from pre-trial matters through appeal and post-judgment collection. His experience includes representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of disputes related to consumer-protection statutes, breach of contract, breach of warranty, fraud in real estate transactions, mortgage lending and servicing practices, partition rights, business divorces and leasehold disputes.

Daniel has litigated and resolved disputes for lenders and mortgage servicing companies arising from claims alleging wrongful foreclosure and violations of the Real Estate Settlement Practices Act (RESPA), Truth In Lending Act (TILA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Deceptive Trade and Practices Act (DTPA) and Texas Debt Collection Act (TDCA).

Daniel also has substantial litigation experience in defending financial services clients in cases involving alleged constitutional violations of Article XVI, Sections 50(a)(6) and 50(k) of the Texas Constitution in relation to home-equity loans and reverse mortgages, challenges to the enforceability of security instruments based on an alleged expiration of the statute of limitations and title disputes.

With respect to business litigation, Daniel has aggressively assisted clients in ownership and management disputes between partners and members of LLCs, limited partnerships and other business entities that encompass cases involving breaches of fiduciary duty, non-compete agreements, and breach of company and partnership agreements.

As a former briefing attorney for the Texas Supreme Court, Daniel has defended judgments obtained through dispositive motions on behalf of clients in both the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Texas appellate courts.

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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D., summa cum laude, Texas Tech University School of Law, 2011
    Texas Tech Law Review, Vol. 43 – Articles Editor
    Order of the Coif
    Order of Barristers
    Phi Delta Phi
    Dean’s List
    Regent’s Full Tuition Scholarship
  • B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude, Texas Tech University, 2008
    Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2011
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, Austin Young Lawyers Association
    • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Austin Bar Association
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Banking and Finance (2021)
    • Named, Super Lawyers® Texas Rising Star, Business Litigation (2020-2021)
Professional History
    • Associate, Locke Lord LLP
    • Briefing Attorney, Supreme Court of Texas, Justice Paul W. Green