David L. Turner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Schulten Ward Turner & Weiss, LLP
 | 260 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 2700
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-418-4110
Fax: 404-688-6840
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005, 2008 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Health Care (10%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney David L. Turner is a partner at Schulten Ward Turner & Weiss, LLP, in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Turner leads the firm’s practice group representing businesses, such as franchise automobile dealers, and also individuals throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area and the state of Georgia. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, insurance law, motor vehicle franchise law, personal injury and professional malpractice.

    Mr. Turner has been licensed to practice law in Georgia since 1988. As a seasoned litigator, he has attained several multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts in his professional malpractice and personal injury practices. His cases have involved automobile accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, wrongful death and more.

    Mr. Turner earned a bachelor’s degree in government from Wesleyan University and attained his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law, graduating cum laude. He is also a registered neutral with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution.

    Because of his accomplishments throughout his career, Mr. Turner is AV Preeminent peer-review rated,* the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been listed among the “Georgia legal elite” by Georgia Trend magazine for multiple years.   

    In addition to his law practice, Mr. Turner stays active in his legal community through membership in professional organizations and other activities. In 2013, he served as a speaker for the Daily Report’s In-House continuing legal education seminar series, lecturing on the prosecution of professional liability claims. He is an active member of the Atlanta Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 30%Business Litigation
    • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 10%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
    • 10%Health Care
    • 10%General Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Nursing Home, Health & Health Care Law, Litigation


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2005, 2008 - 2020

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    About David Turner

    Admitted: 1988, Georgia

    Professional Webpage: https://www.swtlaw.com/david-l-turner


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

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Registered Neutral, Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member Georgia Bar Association, Atlanta Bar Association.
    • Georgia, 1988

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Presentation: Prosecuting Professional Liability Claims, Speaker, 2013


    • $1.75 million settlement of wrongful death claim arising out of motor vehicle collision , 2018
    • Successful prosecution of claim to cancel invalid deed to secure debt, 2018
    • Multiple settlements for clients injured in motor vehicle collisions, 2018
    • Confidential settlement of medical malpractice case for failure to diagnose lung cancer, 2017
    • Confidential settlement of wrongful death action for medical malpractice, 2017
    • Defense of attempted termination of franchise vehicle dealership by manufacturer, 2017
    • Multiple settlements for clients injured in motor vehicle collisions and for premises liability, 2016
    •  $4.1 million medical malpractice verdict, $3.85 million FDIC settlement of claims against bank directors and officers, 2015
    • $1.55 million FDIC settlement of claims against bank directors and officers, 2014
    • $1.65 million FDIC settlement of claims against bank directors and officers, 2013
    • $1.9 million FDIC settlement against debtor claiming insolvency, $450,000 legal malpractice settlement, 2012
    • $1 million settlement of dram shop claim for injuries caused by drunk driver, $500,000 medical malpractice settlement, 2011
    • $900,000 FDIC settlement of claims against bank directors and officers, 2010
    • $900,000 medical malpractice settlement, $825,000 wrongful death settlement, $500,000 appraiser malpractice settlement, 2009
    • $600,000 medical malpractice verdict, 2008
    • Favorable settlement in auto dealer arbitration against Southeast Toyota, 2007

    Educational Background:

    • Wesleyan University, B.A., Government and International Affairs, 1983

    Industry Groups

    • Auto Dealerships
    • Banking
    • Insurance


    • “David is detail oriented, but big-picture savy. He handles the most complex cases while bringing clarity to his jury presentations.”

    These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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    Office Location for David L. Turner

    260 Peachtree Street NW
    Suite 2700
    Atlanta, GA 30303

    Phone: 404-418-4110

    Fax: 404-688-6840

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    Last Updated: 2/28/2020

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