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james ryan turner

James Ryan Turner

Experienced Florence Attorney

A native of the coalfields of southeastern Kentucky, Ryan believes that to whom much is given, much is required. Ryan was taught by his father, a prosecutor and Baptist preacher, to practice humility, protect the vulnerable, and to have passion for justice. Ryan joins his father and also his brother, who has served as Floyd County’s Commonwealth’s Attorney since 2000, in believing that juries are the most powerful safeguard against greed, danger, and evil. Ryan chose to focus his legal practice in the civil, rather than the criminal, justice system as a means of making communities safe. When you work with Ryan, you work with an idealist – someone who believes in his cause. It is this conviction that gives him the energy and raw sincerity necessary to fight the good fight, especially if that means taking your case to a jury.

With his extensive experience in modern injury litigation, Ryan Turner brings a wealth of knowledge to Dallas & Turner, P.S.C. Having trained in some of Kentucky’s preeminent injury firms, Ryan has a deep understanding of what it takes to successfully represent the vulnerable against increasingly callous and hostile corporations.

Ryan’s practice focuses on personal injury and wrongful death litigation and trial practice, including: motor vehicle wrecks; tractor trailer wrecks; motorcycle wrecks; defective vehicles, including sudden acceleration and airbag defects; defective medical devices; premises liability; general negligence; uninsured and underinsured motorist claims; bad faith; property damage claims; general insurance claims and appeals; and, medical malpractice. In 2012, he obtained a significant jury verdict for a single mother with a special needs child, as reported in the Kentucky Trial Court Review (Ramey vs. Thacker, et al.).

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Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Ohio

Court Admissions

Eastern District of Kentucky
Western District of Kentucky


NKU Chase College of Law

Juris Doctor

Transylvania University

Magna Cum Laude
B.A. English

Past Employment

Taliaferro, Carran, & Keys, PLLC Associate Attorney
Covington, KY

Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C. Associate Attorney
Pikeville, KY

Supreme Court of Kentucky Law Clerk to Deputy Chief Justice Will T. Scott
Frankfort, KY

Commonwealth Attorney’s Office Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney
Prestonsburg, KY

Honors & Awards

Top 40 under 40 - The National Trial Lawyers - 2012-Present

Holleian Society - Transylvania University - 2005

Professional Association & Memberships

Kentucky Bar Association
Northern Kentucky Bar Association
American Association of Justice
Kentucky Justice Association

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Dallas & Turner, PLLC

223 Main Street

     Florence, KY 41022

(859) 630-0666

Toll Free: (888) 441-4822

Mon-Fri, 9AM-5PM or by appointment

Dallas & Turner - Prestonsburg Office

140 South Lake Drive

     Prestonsburg, KY 41653

(606) 886-9137

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