Elder Law Lawyer Clearfield Pennsylvania | PA Estate Planning Future Real Estate Attorney

Biography

The son of missionaries, Attorney Durant grew up in Nebraska, Chile, South America and New Jersey.  He majored in Pastoral Studies at Philadelphia College of Bible and worked his way through college selling books for Southwestern Publishing Company.  Sports played a major role in his college experience.  He was a four-year member of the varsity wrestling team.

Entering Temple Law School in 1968 at the height of the Vietnam War, he received his draft notice and put his legal education on hold.  A four-year tour of duty in the United States Navy began with sea duty based in Norfolk, Virginia and ended with a two-year stint at the Naval Security Station in Washington D.C.   Following his military service, he returned to Temple Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate in 1975.

The experience of working on his own in business and participating in individual sports convinced Attorney Durant that he was best suited to self-employment.  Always an individualist with strong, independent leanings, he set out immediately to start his own law practice - not a popular choice with law school graduates of that day.  A well-established and respected solo practice since 1975 has proven the wisdom of that decision.

Attorney Durant has been married since 1970 and has three grown children. He serves as a deacon at his church.  He and his wife Peggy also own and operate a bed & breakfast as well as residential, commercial and vacation rentals.

Activities and Memberships

  • Ethics Committee for Penn Highlands Clearfield Campus Hospital - The Committee deals specifically with issues regarding life support, family involvement for dying patients and other important issues associated with the terminally ill.
  • Advisory Board for the "Young People Who Care" program - a ministry devoted to underprivileged women and children of Clearfield County and Bethany Retreat Center of Frenchville, PA.  (1990's through 2015)
  • Christian Legal Society. (1975 to present)
  • PA Bar Association.  (1975 to present)
  • Hobbies include computers and World War II History, especially as to submarine warfare in the Pacific.