HOUSTON CHRONICLE STAFF -3/17/2011- A five woman and seven man jury deliberated for two days; initially voting 7 to 5 for Not Guilty in the Murder trial of Daniel Kendall, before arriving at a guilty verdict. The jury sentenced Kendall to twenty years in priison sentence for  stabbing "Frenz" bar employ Jerry Smith.  Attorney Doug Durham was disappointed the jury rejected Kendall's claim he stabbed Smith in self-defense .
HOUSTON CHRONICLE STAFF
 11/24/2009 Houston Chronicle, Section B, Page 2. A man suspected of fatally stabbing an employee at a northeast Harris County bar late Sunday has been charged with murder, officials said. Deputies said Daniel Kendall, 52, stabbed bartender Jerry Lee Smith, 36. Smith had intervened about 11:30 p.m. in a fight between Kendall and another patron at the bar in the 19100 block of FM 2100.Customers followed Kendall out of the bar and held him until Harris County sheriff's deputies arrived.Smith died at the scene from the stab wound, deputies said.
Kendall was taken into custody and charged Monday with murder. He remains in jail with bail set at $50,000.

The Fourteenth Court of Appeals at Houston reverses a two year prison sentence of a local business man for intoxication assault finding that the man's constitutional right to a speedy trial was denied by excessive delay. The evidence showed that the police failed to timely execute a warrant for the man's arrest after the matter was dismissed due to a missing witness.
10/08/2009

Memorial Hermann executive is no billed by Harris County grand jury in Environmental Crimes investigation, individuals working for other company charged...
08/24/2009

Howard Bellamy on trial for capital murder, was spared death penalty but gets life for killing Hindu activist.
BRIAN ROGERS : HOUSTON CHRONICLE STAFF
Defense attorney Doug Durham told jurors that Alston could not be trusted and lied to protect another gang member
06/24/2008

Man accused of killing activist testifies at trial... tells jurors he was out for pizza at time of crime...
BRIAN ROGERS : HOUSTON CHRONICLE STAFF
Defense attorney Doug Durham said Bellamy's girlfriend, Domonique Alston, could not be trusted and lied to protect another gang member...
06/21/2008

After almost three years, murder trial begins, victim's family wants answers; defendant ready for his day in court...
TARA DOOLEY : HOUSTON CHRONICLE STAFF
The earlier delays in the trial was required, in part, to gather forensic evidence and analyze it, said Bellamy's attorney, Doug Durham. Durham said he expected the evidence to show that Bellamy was not at the park.
06/ 18/2008

Court of Criminal Appeals reverses clients seventy-five  year sentence, finding court erred in jury instructions...
06/04/2008

Court of Criminal Appeals reverses clients Life sentence, finds photo of fetus was inadmissible...
JANET ELLIOTT, Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau : Staff
Erazo's Appellate attorney, Doug Durham, was out of country and not available for comment.
06/17/2004

Enron executive and client is not indicted by grand jury in Enron investigation according to Defense Attorney Doug Durham... 
MARY FLOOD : Wall Street Journal Staff
Durham, former federal prosecutor said these kind of charges are used against both bank insiders and borrowers.
07/15/2004

Witnesses claim driver of bus never aided accident victim, Metro employee reportedly remained on bus...
PEGGY O'HARE, LUCAS WALL : HOUSTON CHRONICLE STAFF
Sheppard's attorney, Doug Durham, disputed witnesses' accounts of his client's actions after the accident.
12/06/2003

THE FALL OF ENRON / Kopper may not be enough / Will financier's plea?
MARY FLOOD, BILL MURPHY : Staff
Doug Durham, a former federal prosecutor now in private practice, said prosecutors are not immune to political pressure... Durham had previously represented a former executive who prosecutors did not charge...
08/21/2002

Psychologist not indicted by Harris County grand jury in alleged sexual assault of patient and client relieved says Defense Attorney Doug Durham.
02/14/2000

 Lawyer accused of  choking ex-wife, represented by Houston Defense Lawyer Doug Durham, is acquitted by Brazoria County jury of Assault family violence.
09/15/2000 HOUSTON CHRONICLE STAFF

Gag order placed on attorneys in rape trial of Second Baptist High School student
STEVE BREWER : Staff
Ramsey, Tritico and Sallee's attorneys, Dan Cogdell and Doug Durham, did not criticize the judge's ruling, as Rosen had.
07/03/1999

Second Baptist High School Defendants in gang rape case will be tried together
STEVE BREWER : HOUSTON CHRONICLE STAFF
Ramsey and Durham were not critical of the ruling, like Rosen, but said they will argue against the chat being admitted as evidence when the trial starts Aug. 6 or before then.
07/01/1999

Ex-prosecutor had doubts about strength of cult memories case against psychologist and others
MARK SMITH : Staff
A federal trial resulted in a mistrial...Durham said the case was referred to the feds after successful, related civil suits, as well as a lengthy FBI probe into activities at Spring Shadows Glen Hospital...
03/09/1999

Supply company charged in Health Care Fraud
Staff, Wire Reports
Assistant U.S. Attorney Doug Durham said the company has agreed to pay about $500,000 to the government to help defray cost of the investigation and cover the loss to the program.
06/10/1995


Indictment links Russo to S&L fraud/Federal panel accuses developer of conspiracy
JERRY URBAN, RALPH BIVINS : Staff
In the alleged fraud, companies controlled by Russo and Moore borrowed money from each other's financial institutions to circumvent federal lending rules, Assistant U.S. Attorney Doug Durham said.
10/17/1992

Crack addict charged for murder of uncle-in-law, 87
Staff
His lawyer, Doug Durham, contended his client was crack-crazed at the time and delusional..."he didn't know what he was doing."
11/16/1990

 Inmate nabbed by police unit under internal affairs unit freed
Staff
His attorney, Doug Durham, said the police report on his client's arrest says Terrell, who is under internal affairs investigaton, has now been has been discredited...and charges all dismissed.
03/12/1988

When the smoke cleared, the smoker was cleared
KIM COBB : Staff
Television producer Ed Worthington's was acquitted by a Houston jury after his lawyer Doug Durham convinced them the prosecution did not prove their case
11/08/1986

Police find baby buried outside apartment door...
SUSAN WARREN : Staff
Assistant District Attorney Doug Durham said murder charges would be filed against the parents if the medical examiner's office determines the death was a homicide.
06/22/1986