Good Estate Plans Protect Families

About Protective Law Corporation Corporation

Dr. Duringer holds two law degrees (JD from UC Hastings Law; LL.M Tax from Chapman Law), and is admitted to practice law in all courts of the states of California and Washington. (He passed these bar exams on the first sitting for each.) He is one of the few attorneys admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court, 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 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.

As a faculty member of the National Business Institute, Dr. Duringer instructs fellow attorneys on trusts, tax planning, and other estate planning topics.

He also provides estate planning training for financial advisors, insurance professionals, and the general public.  

Duringer is an Eagle Scout.

In 2019, Duringer was appointed Commissioner, Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Commission, for the City of Grover Beach, CA. He now resides with his wife and daughter in Morro Bay, CA.

Duringer’s law practice is dedicated to Family Protection.  Its mission is to use asset protection and incentive trusts to help families grow family power by transmitting life, fortune, and honor, to succeeding generations.  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.


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

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

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