Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Mr. Turner is a shareholder in the Dallas office of Ogletree Deakins, a national firm whose focus is the representation of management in all aspects of labor and employment matters. Mr. Turner received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Baylor University, qualifying for departmental honors. Mr. Turner received his law degree from the William H. Bowen School of Law of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He graduated with honors and was a member of the UALR Law Journal, serving as an editor during his second year.
Following law school, Mr. Turner joined the Little Rock office of the Friday, Eldredge & Clark law firm, where he became a partner in the firm’s Labor, Employment and Health law section. In 1998, Mr. Turner became a shareholder in the McFall Law Firm, which merged with Ogletree Deakins effective January 1, 2000 to become the firm’s Dallas office. In May 2002, Mr. Turner left Ogletree Deakins and practiced as a principal in the Dallas litigation boutique Fisher, Holmes and Turner, P.C. There he continued his employment practice, and expanded his practice to include commercial and probate litigation. Mr. Turner has been recognized by his peers as a Texas “Super Lawyer” in the field of labor employment law. Mr. Turner is AV rated by Martindale-Hubble, which is the highest rating conferred by the publisher for legal ability and ethical conduct.
Mr. Turner returned to Ogletree Deakins in 2008. He handles a wide range of litigation matters, and has extensive experience litigating employment matters in state and federal courts throughout the region, including Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. In addition to defending employment-related lawsuits, Mr. Turner has substantial experience designing and enforcing covenants not to compete and non-recruitment covenants to prevent the misuse of a company’s trade secrets and confidential information. He regularly represents companies and individuals in injunction proceedings relating to these matters.
Mr. Turner’s experience is broad-based. He regularly advises employers on complying with the myriad laws affecting today’s workplace, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (wage and hour), the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII, and similar state discrimination statutes. He also advises employers regarding traditional labor matters, including collective bargaining, unfair labor practice charges, and grievance arbitrations.