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Duana Boswell-Loechel

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Texas Family Law Attorney

Family Law Attorney

Phone: (844) 402-3991
Fax: 817-276-6013
Email: dloechel@galyen.com

Duana Boswell-Loechel grew up in Moore, Oklahoma and moved to League City, Texas her junior year of high school where she attended and graduated from Clear Creek High School. Duana earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology and Marine Fisheries from Texas A&M Galveston and a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from University of Houston Clear Lake. After earning her BA, Duana took time off from school to start a family. When her twin daughters were a year old, she entered South Texas College of Law- Houston, where she earned her JD in 2004. She started her own firm, Loechel Law Firm, PLLC in 2005, where her practice focused on Probate, Family Law and Criminal defense. Duana is also a certified mediator in civil, probate, family and CPS cases. After closing her firm in 2009 due to Hurricane Ike, she worked for Lone Star Legal Aid until June, 2017. She was the Director of Litigation for family and probate for Legal Aid, but also represented clients in bankruptcy, Hague matters, landlord-tenant, public and subsidized housing, credit card defense, social security and public benefits, foreclosures, and appeals. Duana received a resolution from the Texas State Bar for Pro bono work in 2009 and in 2015, Duana obtained her board certification in Family Law and was voted one of Houstonia Magazines top 100 lawyers.

Duana is the Managing Attorney of our Houston /Clear Lake office and practices in all Brazoria, Galveston and Harris County Courts.

Areas of Practice:

  • Family Law
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Guardianship
  • Business Formations
  • Civil Litigation

Education:

  • J.D., South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 2004
  • B.A., Humanities, University of Houston, Clear Lake, Houston, Texas, 2000 (Phi Kappa Phi)
  • B.S., Marine Biology/Marine Fisheries, Texas A&M University, Galveston, Texas, 1994

Bar Admissions, Licenses, Certifications:

  • Admitted to Texas State Bar, November, 2004
  • Admitted to Practice before the Southern District Federal Court, 2005
  • Admitted to Practice before the Western District Federal Court 2015
  • Admitted to Practice before the Eastern District Federal Court 2015
  • 40-hour Basic Mediation Training Certificate, 2003
  • 30-hour Advanced Family Law Mediation Training Certificate, 2004
  • CPS Mediation Training Certificate, 2009
  • Open Meetings Certification, 2007
  • BOARD CERTIFICATION IN FAMILY LAW 2015

Awards and Honors:

  • Received State Bar Resolution for Pro Bono representation, 2009
  • Appreciation Award from Galveston Bar Association, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Professional Training and Affiliations:

  • Member of the State Bar College
  • Member of the Pro Bono College
  • Galveston County Bar Association, Treasurer 2006-2008, 2009-2012, Director 2012- 2014
  • Galveston County Bar Pro Bono Committee Chair 2008-Present
  • Galveston Family Bar Association, Secretary 2008-2010, Treasurer 2010- Present
  • Bay Area Bar Association, Secretary 2007-2009, President Elect 2009-2010, President 2010-Present
  • League City Senior Citizens Advisory Committee, 2005-Present
  • Friends of League City Senior Citizens Foundation, Executive Director 2007-Present
  • Galveston County National Adoption Day Foundation, Director 2007-2010 2014-Present, President 2010-2014
  • Member State Bar Committee for Legal Representation to the Poor in Criminal Matters, 2009- 2015
  • Member Unlicensed Practice of Law Subcommittee, 2009