Summary CV

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Member
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
    • Member
    • Member of Board of Directors, 1996-2000
    • Chair, Women’s Caucus, 1998-2000
    • Sponsor, Women’s Caucus, 2013
  • Marin County Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Member of the Advisory Board for the Alliance for Humane Biotechnology, 2011 – Present
  • RockRose Institute (Promoting Non-Violent Conflict Resolution)
    • Co-Founder
    • Member of Board of Directors

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1989
  • California Supreme Court, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1990

Published Works

Speaking/Teaching Engagements

Facing Violence: Justice, Religion & Conflict Resolution World Forum 2007 an event for 500 participants organized by RockRose Institute, of which Ms. Durrell is a co-founder. A Practice in Intentional Integrity, a workshop to improve communication skills while in conflict, taught in collaboration with three other women attorneys – March 2000 through October 2003. Discovery presented by Continuing Education of the Bar – 2001. Gender Bias presented by San Francisco Trial Lawyers -2000. Sexual Torts presented by San Francisco Trial Lawyers – 1999. Discovery presented by San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association – 1998. Sexual Abuse presented by New Mexico Trial Lawyers -1995.


  • Law degree acquired through the California State Bar Law Office Study Program, 1989
  • University of Colorado, Bachelor of Arts, 1969
  • Chicago Theological Seminary, 1969
  • University of Colorado, post-graduate, 1970

Past Employment Positions

  • Partner at Ramsey & Durrell, LLP, 1994-2009
  • Associate at Law Offices of Maja Ramsey, 1992-1994
  • Associate at Law Offices of Mahmoud Abouzeid, Jr., 1989-1991