David L. Turner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Schulten Ward Turner & Weiss, LLP
 | 260 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 2700
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-688-6800
Fax: 404-688-6840
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Franchise/Dealership (20%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (40%)

Personal Injury - General (30%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury

Franchise/Dealership (20%)

Professional Liability (10%): Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005, 2008 - 2019

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About David Turner

Admitted: 1988, Georgia

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

Honors/Awards:

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

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Registered Neutral, Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presentation: Prosecuting Professional Liability Claims, Speaker, 2013

Verdicts/Settlements:

  •  $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
Find Me Online
Website - www.swtlaw.com
Office Location for David L. Turner

260 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 2700
Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: 404-688-6800

Fax: 404-688-6840

 

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Last Updated: 12/27/2017

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