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Profile of Attorney David R. Duringer (Dave Duringer):
· LAW DEGREES:
o Juris Doctor (JD), 1989, University of California’s Hastings College of the Law
– Attended as California State Fellow–State Fellowship awarded 1986-89
– 1987-89: research assistant with NASA/Hastings Research Project, a joint venture with the aim of encouraging future joint ventures with NASA and eventual privatization of astronautics
o Master of Laws (LL.M) in Taxation, 2006, Chapman University’s School of Law
– CALI Award for highest grade in Estate & Gift Taxation
· BA (Economics), University of California at San Diego—1986
· Coronado High—1982
· Sacred Heart, Coronado—1978
Duringer is admitted to practice law in all courts of the states of California (1989, #143911) and Washington (1997, #26872); he passed these bar exams on the first sitting for each (unlike his classmate, Kamala). He was recently admitted (without bar exam) to practice law in Texas (2022, #24130403). He is one of the few attorneys admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court (2018, # 306016), and is also admitted to practice in other federal courts including the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Court, Central District of California. He is a member of the Trust & Estate Section of the State Bar of California, and is also a member of WealthCounsel, the nation’s leading network for estate planning attorneys; he served as Forum Leader for WealthCounsel’s Southern California Forum in 2012-2013.
He is one of the few attorneys drafting advanced gun trusts.
At one point, he was ranked in SIXTH PLACE by Justia in a ranking of lawyers by number of Twitter followers, after Obama and four other US lawyers. The ranking is believed to have been higher prior to the list being discovered. In recent years, followers and engagement have plunged, possibly due to shadow banning, but at least the Twitter account still exists. (He is banned from Facebook, NextDoor, and LinkedIn.)
He is also a licensed Notary Public.
He has been a licensed California Real Estate Broker since 1995 (DRE # 01197976), doing business as Duringer Realty, and is a Certified Distressed Property Expert. NMLS ID#1916367.
For the National Business Institute, he has instructed fellow attorneys on trusts, tax planning, and other estate planning topics.
He is a contributing author for the new second edition of WealthCounsel’s industry-leading Estate Planning Strategies book.
He also provides estate planning training at his own office (and at remote locations) for financial advisors, insurance professionals, and the general public.
The free training events at Duringer’s office may include estate planning, firearm training, or both, depending on the event. No real firearms are used, only realistic airsoft training guns. (See events calendar.) David has been an NRA instructor since 2004 and was authorized by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department to provide the required class for the California License to Carry a Concealed Weapon (CCW), from 2017 through 2019. Since relocating his main office to SLO County, he no longer provides California CCW classes but occasionally provides the required class for Utah’s nonresident permit (licensed Utah concealed firearm instructor since 2008), which allows carry in approximately 33 states. Mostly though, he focuses on simply providing advanced airsoft drills in his office that go well beyond what is covered in statutorily required CCW classes. Most of his own training, including Advanced Tactical Handgun and Handgun Combat Master Prep, has been as a life member (and Distinguished Graduate) of Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, which he started attending in 2000. He is also certified by NRA to instruct in several capacities. He is an Affiliated Attorney of the Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network.
Duringer is an Eagle Scout, was one of the first California Minutemen in 2005, and ran several times as a tea party candidate for Orange County’s Republican Central Committee. In 2016, he served as grassroots leader for Donald Trump in Orange County’s 45th and 49th congressional districts. In 2020 he ran for Grover Beach City Council, endorsed by the Republican Party of San Luis Obispo County. In 2022 he ran for Morro Bay City Council, endorsed by the Republican Party of San Luis Obispo County. Politically he is 100% conservative (faith/family/freedom), but deeply appreciates the bipartisan support for Ukraine’s fight against genocidal terror as his wife’s family lives in eastern Ukraine and missiles have dropped as close as two blocks from their home.
Duringer’s law practice is dedicated to Family Protection. Its mission is to use asset protection and incentive trusts to help families preserve family power by transmitting life, fortune, and honor, to succeeding generations. One aspect of this is to carry on the Firearm Legacy, but to be interested in this the family must first experience firearm training. Other aspects include Asset Protection, Business Planning, and transmission of values such as Financial Mentorship, Career Planning, etc. Good estate plans protect families in a number of ways, but to accomplish this requires a balance between speed and deliberation. The plan must be customized for the family with careful deliberation, yet with alacrity and sufficient celerity to maintain planning momentum. This requires multiple meetings, constant contact and educational engagement with clients, using the latest technology.