Richard L. Durbin, Jr. Acting United States Attorney
Richard L. Durbin, Jr., is the Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas, effective December 19, 2014. He has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney since 1983, and has served as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney, Chief of the Criminal Division, Chief of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, Chief of the Appellate Section, and Chief of the Drug Section. He has been an evaluator and team leader for the Evaluation and Review Staff (EARS), an instructor at the National Advocacy Center, and was a member of the Criminal Chiefs Working Group.
Durbin is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the University of Texas School of Law. He has been an adjunct professor at the St. Mary’s University School of Law for over fifteen years, and taught in the summer program at Beihang University in Beijing, China. After law school, he clerked for Chief Judge William S. Sessions in the Western District of Texas and practiced with the law firm of Susman, Godfrey and McGowan in Houston.