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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 Legal Elite, 2012-2014
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2008 – 2017
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Rated 9.8, Avvo

Media Coverage

Certifications

  • Registered Neutral, Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution

Recent Results by David L. Turner Acting as Lead Counsel

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


Speaking Engagements

  • Prosecuting Professional Liability Claims, The Daily Report's In-House Counsel CLE Seminar Series (September 25, 2013)

Biography

David L. Turner is a veteran litigator and legal advisor with 28 years of experience practicing law in Atlanta, Georgia. 

David’s clientele includes individuals and business concerns in need of counsel to handle significant litigation, or those seeking advice in order to resolve pre-suit disputes that have arisen.  To prevent disputes from occurring, Mr. Turner advises clients on how to protect their legal interests and position themselves favorably during the course of negotiations and transactions. 

David is recognized for prosecuting professional malpractice claims, including cases against corporate officials, physicians and attorneys.  In recent years, he has secured settlements totaling $7.8 million on behalf of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from his prosecution of professional liability claims arising out of the failure of community banks in Georgia.

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 leads a firm 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.