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David L. Turner

David L. Turner

Partner
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 404-688-6803

Bar Admissions

Georgia, 1988

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1988; Cum Laude
  • Wesleyan University, B.A., 1983; Government

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Insurance Law
  • Motor Vehicle Franchise Law

Awards

  • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2008-18
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Rated 10.0/10.0, Avvo
  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2012-14

Media Coverage

Certifications

  • Registered Neutral, Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution

Recent Results by David L. Turner Acting as Lead Counsel

2018:    $1.75 million settlement of wrongful death claim arising out of motor vehicle collision
              Successful prosecution of claim to cancel invalid deed to secure debt
             
Multiple settlements for clients injured in motor vehicle collisions

2017:    Confidential settlement of wrongful death action for medical malpractice
             
Confidential settlement of medical malpractice case for failure to diagnose lung cancer
             
Defense of attempted termination of franchise vehicle dealership by manufacturer

2016:    Multiple settlements for clients injured in motor vehicle collisions and for premises liability

2015:   $4.1 million medical malpractice verdict
            $3.85 million FDIC settlement of claims against bank directors and officers

2014:   $1.55 million FDIC settlement of claims against bank directors and officers

2013:   $1.65 million FDIC settlement of claims against bank directors and officers

2012:   $1.9 million FDIC settlement against debtor claiming insolvency
            $450,000 legal malpractice settlement

2011:   $1 million settlement of dram shop claim for injuries caused by drunk driver
            $500,000 medical malpractice settlement

2010:   $900,000 FDIC settlement of claims against bank directors and officers

2009:  $900,000 medical malpractice settlement
            $825,000 wrongful death settlement
            $500,000 appraiser malpractice settlement

2008:  $600,000 medical malpractice verdict

2007:  Favorable settlement in auto dealer arbitration against Southeast Toyota

Biography

David is a veteran litigator, legal advisor and registered mediator with 30 years of experience practicing law in Atlanta, Georgia.  Known for his sharp intellect and diligent work ethic, David’s versatility has enable him to achieve successful outcomes for clients in a wide range of legal matters.

David’s clients include individuals, closely held businesses and corporations in need of legal counsel to handle significant dispute resolution, or those seeking advice regarding legal compliance, business practices or contemplated transactions. 

David leads a practice group that caters to the legal needs of franchise motor vehicle dealers. This specialty area of practice extends beyond litigation to legal needs encountered by auto dealers on a recurring basis.  Should disputes arise with motor vehicle franchisors, David is knowledgeable about motor vehicle franchise law and how it can be applied to protect the interests of the franchise dealer community.

An experienced and tenacious personal injury litigator, David has represented clients in a broad range of serious claims including medical malpractice, automobile collisions, premises liability and wrongful death.  With a strong background in insurance law, David has the necessary skills and credibility to evaluate injury claims and to apply pressure in order to maximize recoveries from insurance companies that may be reluctant or unwilling to pay.  

David has experience prosecuting professional malpractice claims, including cases against corporate officials, physicians and attorneys.