Jim Darnell
Jeep Darnell
Cris Estrada

310 N. Mesa, Suite 212
El Paso, TX 79901
915-532-2442 (phone)
915-532-4549 (fax)
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Jim Darnell


Born May 3, 1955
Oklahoma City, OK

Married with two sons

Languages: Spanish


Jim Darnell, P.C. Private Practice, 1995-present
Grambling/Darnell, L.L.P. Partner, 1991-1995
Jim Darnell, P.C. Private Practice, 1990-1991
Grambling & Mounce Partner, 1980-1990


Southern Methodist Univ.
(J.D., cum laude, 1980)
Dartmouth College
(A.B., cum laude with honors, 1977)


Texas Bar, 1980
U.S. District Court, Western District, TX, 1982
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1986
U.S. District Court, Northern District, TX, 1987
U.S. Court of Claims, 1994
U.S. Supreme Court, 1997
U.S. District Court, Eastern District, WI, 2007
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2010
U.S. District Court, Eastern District, TX, 2010
New Mexico Bar, 2016
U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico, 2016


American Bar Association
(White Collar Crime Committee, Ethics Gideon & Professionalism Committee)
American Board of Trial Advocates, El Paso Chapter
(Treasurer, 1995; Vice President, 1996; President Elect, 1997; President, 1998)
Federal Bar Association
George A. McAlmon American Inn of Court
(Master; Milton C. Colia Professionalism and Ethics Award, 2018)
Litigation Council of America
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
State Bar of Texas District 17 Grievance Committee
(Member/Chairman, 1986-1992)
Texas Bar Association
Texas Bar Foundation
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
(Associate Director, 1992-1994; Executive Committee, 1995-1997, 2012-2013; Director, 2007-2020; Hall of Fame, 2020)
El Paso Bar Association
(Board of Directors, 1997-1998; Living Legend, 2020)
El Paso Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
(Board of Directors, 1988; Vice President, 1990; President, 2008)
El Paso Legal Assistance Society
(Board of Directors, 1982-2001; Chairman, 1986-1988)
El Paso Young Lawyers Association
(Board of Directors, 1983-1985; Treasurer, 1985-1986)
New Mexico Bar Association
New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association


Southwestern Law Review, Survey of Criminal Law (1985, 1986)
El Paso Criminal Law Seminar (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000)
Law Education Institute, Criminal Law (1996)
"Masters in Trial," ABOTA (1995, 1998)
"Winning Criminal Trials," TCDLA (1998)
"The Ultimate Voir Dire," TCDLA (2013)


Southwestern International Livestock Show & Rodeo, 1982-1997. Board of Directors, 1987-1997. Assistant Vice President, 1989-1990. Executive Vice President, 1990-1991. Vice Chairman, 1991-1994. Chief Executive Officer, 1994-1997

El Paso Services for Children (Ronald McDonald House), Board of Directors, 1982-2004; Advisory Board, 2004-present; President, 1984-1985

YMCA, Board of Directors, 1984-1990

Leadership El Paso, participant, 1985

Boy Scouts of America, Yucca Council, Board of Directors, 1990-2000

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