Windle Turley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Dallas, TX

Turley Law Firm
 | 1000 Turley Law Center, 6440 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: 214-691-4025
Fax: 214-361-5802
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1965
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Founder of the Turley Law Firm, Windle Turley handles cases of personal injury for clients in the state of Texas. Since 1973, he has been seeking justice for the injured. Common cases he handles involve government issues, medical malpractice, construction site and workplace negligence, aviation accidents, auto accidents, and defective products. Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law, Mr. Turley is admitted to practice in the state of Texas, as well as before the United States Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of Texas, and a long list of other appeals and federal courts.

Mr. Turley earned his Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 1965. Not only does he teach classes and seminars, but he has many published works related to personal injury legal issues. Mr. Turley has two of the country’s largest jury verdicts, once in 1992 and again in 1997, and he has been honored by the U.S. News and World Report as a Best Lawyer in Personal Injury Litigation every year since 1983.

The Dallas Trial Lawyers Association named Mr. Turley a Legal Legend, and in the Dallas, Texas, section of the American Inns of Court, he is a Master. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, Mr. Turley holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Currently, Mr. Turley is a member of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, the State Bar of Texas, the Public Justice Foundation, the American Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Dallas Bar Association. He is also an honorary member of the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association and an affiliate member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators.

* 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

Personal Injury - General (80%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 17 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019

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About Windle Turley

Admitted: 1965, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.wturley.com/attorneys/windle-turley/

Honors/Awards:

  • Named Best Lawyers, Personal Injury Litigation since 1983 – U.S. News and World Report
  • Repeat Selection to the Texas Super Lawyers List, 2003 – 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 peer review rating – Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers, 2001-2015
  • One of the 10 Largest Jury Verdicts in the Nation, 1992 and 1997
  • Distinguished Alumni, Oklahoma City University's School of Arts and Sciences
  • Featured in the article Legal Legends in Texas Lawyers Magazine, 2000 - Present
  • Selected as D Magazine’s Top Lawyers, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016
  • Top 13 Attorneys in Dallas
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1983 - 2015
  • Selected as one of Dallas' Top 12 Lawyers from all fields, 1996
  • Distinguished Alumni - Private Practice, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, 2016
  • One of the Leading 10 Air Crash Lawyers in the United States
  • "Dallas Men Who Could Take a Punch", D Magazine as one of "51 Tough Guys" in Dallas History
  • The National Law Journal fifteen top plaintiff aviation attorneys in U.S.A., Who's Who in Aviation Law, 1989
  • A Master in the Dallas, Texas section of the American Inns of Court

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board-Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the discipline of Personal Injury Trial Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Affiliate member – International Society of Air Safety Investigators
  • Charter Member – Texas Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Member, Top 100 Trial Lawyers – National Trial Lawyers
  • Honorary member – Mississippi Trial Lawyers Associations
  • Member – Attorneys Information Exchange Group
  • Leaders Forum member – American Association of Justice
  • Founding member – Institute for Injury Reduction
  • Founding member and former master – Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court
  • Past president and member – Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member and former director – Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • Former chair – American Association of Justice, Aviation Section
  • Chair, ATLA, Aviation Section
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Texas, 1965
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • Director, Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • Board or Experts for the magazine, Visual Evidence
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • President, Dallas Trial Lawyers
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • Member, Advisory Board for the Journal of Air Law and Commerce
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • Member, Texas Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Supporting Fellow – American Association of Justice, Roscoe Pound Foundation
  • Member – Public Justice Foundation
  • Fellow – Texas Bar Foundation
  • Sustaining Life Fellow – Dallas Bar Foundation

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Plaintiffs Opening Statement, August All stars Seminar, California Trial Lawyers, Association, San Diego, CA, August 1994
  • Recognizing the Crashworthiness Defect Cases in your office, TTLA Trial Lawyers Notebook Seminar, Las Colinas, TX, October 1995
  • Demonstrative Evidence – Tools & Rules for Litigation Communication, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association CLE Seminar on Trial Skills, Lawrence, Kansas, March 1997
  • Jury Questionnaire in Doe’s vs. Kos & Catholic Diocese of Dallas, The Tort & Insurance Practice Group, Dallas Bar Association, Belo Mansion, Dallas, TX, March 26, 1998 – Present
  • What I have Learned, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Legends of Trial, Austin, Texas, October 30, 2013
  • Civility Matters, Dallas Bar Association Tort & Insurance Practice Section, Dallas, Texas, January 3, 2012
  • Famous Dallas Trials from Renowned Lawyers, Dallas Bar Association Judiciary Section, Dallas, Texas, December 4, 2012
  • 7 Rules for Depositions, UT School of Law CLE, Winning at Deposition, Dallas, Texas, September 24, 2015
  • Taking and Tendering Depositions for the Plaintiff, UT School of Law CLE, Winning at Deposition, Dallas, Texas, October 1, 2014
  • Doing well by Doing Good, Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, November 17, 2015
  • Civility in Litigation, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association CLE, Dallas, Texas, October 29, 2015
  • Evolution of Personal Injury Law, Southern Methodist University, Mediation Law Class, Turley Law Center, Dallas, TX, July 27, 2002 - Present
  • Demonstrative Evidence, Trial Practice Manual, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, January, 1990
  • Mediation, Southern Methodist University, Mediation Law Class, Dallas, TX, 1999
  • The Use of Non-Medical Esoteric Experts, State Bar of Texas: Professional Development Program, October, 1989
  • Closing Arguments, The Children's Psychological Trauma Center, Inc., MCLE Seminar Series: 1998, Hotel Monaco, San Francisco, CA , March 20, 1998 - Present
  • Hazards & Pitfalls of M.D.L., Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Aviation Litigation Section, Summer, 1988
  • Recognizing the Defective Automotive Restraint Case, ATLA Convention, San Diego, CA July 1997
  • Final 100 Days, National Practice Institute, Spring, 1988
  • Demonstrative Evidence - Tools & Rules for Litigation Communication, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association CLE Seminar on Trial Skills, Lawrence, Kansas, March 1997
  • Demonstrative Evidence, State Bar of Texas Institute Series, Spring, 1987
  • Plaintiffs Perspective on Litigation Journalism, Litigation Journalism Professional Development Seminar, Public Relations Society of America - North Texas Chapter
  • Video Tape and Demonstrative Evidence - The State of the Art, South Texas College of Law Advanced Personal Injury Course, May, 1986
  • Settlement Negotiations, State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury, Spring, 1986
  • Examination of Defendant, ABOTA Masters in Trial, Irving, TX, October 1996
  • The Video Documentary: A Powerful Settlement Tool, The National Video Law Review, Focus, Volume 1, Number 1, Summer, 1985
  • Demonstrative Evidence, ATLA Annual Convention, Railroad/Highway Crossing & Derailment, New York City, July 1995
  • An Emerging Theory for Injury Control: The 'Dangerous Activity, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Masters at Work, 1985
  • Settlements and Negotiations from the Plaintiff's Perspective, published proceedings of State Bar of Texas, Professional Development Program, April, 1985
  • Emerging Theories in Products Liability: The 'Unacceptable Combination Defect, Review of Litigation, Volume 4, Number 1, 1984
  • Tools and Rules for Litigation Communication, Saturday with the Stars Seminar, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Connecticut, October 1995
  • Communicating in the Courtroom: Using Demonstrative Evidence, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Masters at Work, 1984
  • Strict Tort Liability of Handgun Suppliers, Hamline Law Review, Volume 6, July, Number 2, 1983
  • University of Houston, Law Center Advanced Product Liability Course, Case Analysis: Failure to Warn-Plaintiff's Perspective, Houston, Texas, 1992
  • Manufacturers' and Suppliers' Liability to Handgun Victims, 10 Northern Ky L. Rev. 41, January, 1983
  • Aviation Litigation, published by Shepard's/McGraw-Hill, 1989
  • State Bar of Texas, 1992 Advanced Personal Injury Seminar, Demonstrative Evidence on Damages, Dallas, Texas, 1992
  • Negotiations and Settlement Techniques: The Video Settlement Documentary, published proceedings of State Bar of Texas Insurance Litigation Institute, December, 1982
  • Firearms Litigation, published by Shepard's/McGraw-Hill, 1988
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Annual Convention, Aviation Law Section, Use of Technology in Aviation Litigation, Washington, D.C., 1992
  • Voir Dire: Preparation and Execution, Litigation Magazine, Volume 8, Number 3, Spring, 1982
  • Aviation Litigation, Shepard's/McGraw-Hill, 1986
  • 25th Annual Air Law Symposium, Mistakes Judges Make, Dallas, Texas, 1991
  • The Video Documentary - a Powerful Settlement Tool, Trial Magazine, Windle, 1982
  • Firearms Litigation, Shepard's/McGraw-Hill, 1988
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, The Ultimate Trial Seminar, Aircraft Accident Litigation, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1991
  • American Bar Association National Institute on Aviation Litigation, Modern Technology In the Courtroom, From Fundamental Considerations to Laser Disk Technology, Washington, D.C., 1990
  • International Institute on Aviation Product Liability, Paris, France, 1979
  • The Amazing Monarch, by Windle Turley, BenBella Books, 2010
  • Use of Non-Medical Esoteric Experts, State Bar of Texas - Utilizing experts in litigation
  • U.S. Aviation Manufacturers' Product Liability, Past and Future, American Bar Association
  • The Video Settlement - Still a Powerful Settlement, AAJ, Trial Magazine, June, 2003
  • The Plaintiff's Closing Argument, The Dallas Bar Association, Trial Techniques of Successful, Litigators Dallas, TX, 1988
  • View, Southern Methodist University School of Law, Third Annual Products Liability Symposium, 1982
  • Rights of Commercial Air Passengers, IAPA, March, 1997
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Aviation Section, Pitfalls of Multi-District Litigation, Kansas City, 1988
  • Demonstrative Evidence, State Bar of Texas, Pre-trial Institute Book, 1978
  • Combatting Unfair Tactics in Written Discovery, Chapter 19, Dombroff Unfair Tactics. 2nd Edition, John Wiley, 1997
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Aviation Section, Final Preparation, San Francisco, 1987
  • Warnings and Instructions, The University of Texas Law School, Products Liability Conference, 1977
  • Demonstrative Evidence Tool & Rules, TRIAL, Demonstrative Evidence, 1995
  • Southern Methodist University, Air Law Symposium, Final 100 Days, Dallas, 1986
  • Paralegals in Litigation, Facts and Findings, National Association of Legal Assistants, 1975
  • Creating the Right Settlement Environment, TRIAL, June, 1994
  • Case Analysis: Failure to Warn - Plaintiff's Perspective, University of Houston Law Center, Advanced Product Liability Course Notebook, May, 1992
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Aviation Section, Settlement Documentary, Montreal, Canada, 1980
  • Manufacturers Strict Liability, Institute on Small Aircraft Accident Litigation, American Bar Association, 1973
  • Demonstrative Evidence on Damages, State Bar of Texas; Personal Injury Series, August, August, 1992
  • American Bar Association, International Aviation Symposium, Aviation Manufacturers' Product Liability" Paris, France 1979
  • Crashworthiness, A Designed Alternative, Trial Lawyers Forum, October - December, 1973
  • Use of Technology in Aviation Litigation, Association of Trial Lawyers of America," Aviation Law, July, July, 1992
  • Journal of Air Laws Symposium: Manufacturers Crashworthiness Liability, Dallas, Texas, 1975
  • Preparing the Cross Examination of an Expert, TTLA Jury Techniques Seminar CityPlace, Dallas, TX, October 1997
  • Mistakes Judges Make, 25th Annual Air Law Symposium, Air Law and Commerce, February, 1991
  • Southern Methodist University Air Law Symposium, Dallas, Texas, Manufacturers' Crashworthiness, 1975
  • Getting to Yes With the Written Settlement Brochure, UT School of Law, the Car Crash Seminar, Austin, August 19, 2010 - Present
  • Aircraft Accident Litigation, New Mexico Trial Lawyers, The Ultimate Trial Notebook, June, 1991
  • Seminar on Small Aircraft Litigation, American Bar Association, Miami, Florida; 1974
  • Working With the Expert Witness, FEWA, Forensic Expert Witness Association, Dallas, Texas, January 21, 2010 - Present
  • Modern Technology in the Courtroom: From Fundamental Considerations to Laser Disk
  • Adjunct Professor in Product Liability Law at Southwestern, Methodist University, 1990 - Present
  • Six Steps to a Great Opening Statement, Bar Seminar, May 2008
  • Technology, American Bar Association National Institute on Aviation Litigation, October, 1990
  • Minimizing the Risk in Contingent Fees, LTLA Convention, New Orleans, LA. December 2002
  • Minimizing the Risk in Contingent Fees, ATLA Convention, Atlanta, GA. July 2002
  • Plaintiff's Opening Statement," New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Practice Skills, Persuasive Trial Practice, November, 1990

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Mr. Turley was in top ten jury verdicts in the United States in 1992 and 1997.
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Office Location for Windle Turley

1000 Turley Law Center
6440 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75206

Phone: 214-691-4025

Fax: 214-361-5802

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Last Updated: 9/10/2019

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