VERDIN Associate Attorney
Mary Durbin is licensed in the State of Texas. She received a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.
As a supplemental Spanish major in college, Ms. Durbin spent a semester studying at the Pontifical Catholic University in Santiago, Chile. Between college and law school, she spent a year volunteering with the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago, where she assisted with cases of detained individuals in removal proceedings. During law school, Ms. Durbin worked as an extern at Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants in St. Louis, Missouri, clerked with a solo immigration attorney, and served as President of the Immigration Law Society.
Following law school, Ms. Durbin spent two years at a private immigration law firm, where she primarily worked on appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Family-Based Immigration, and Naturalization cases. She also frequently conducted community presentations on such topics as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the provisional waiver, and comprehensive immigration reform.
Ms. Durbin served as the Asylum Program Attorney at Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (“HRI”) for over four years. There, she worked with asylum seekers from 26 different countries who had cases before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Dallas Immigration Court, and the Board of
Immigration Appeals. She supervised the work of HRI’s volunteer attorneys, reviewing all written materials and leading extensive witness preparation sessions.
Ms. Durbin is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Texas Bar Association, and Dallas Bar association.
Fluent in Spanish