James Ryan Turner
Experienced Injury Lawyer in Florence, KY
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. Ryan has obtained significant jury verdicts in both Kentucky and Ohio dealing with alleged "minor impact" motor vehicle crashes. In 2012, Ryan obtained one of the largest reported "no property damage" verdicts for a single mother struggling with a permanent neck injury, as reported in The Kentucky Trial Court Review.
- Commonwealth of Kentucky
- State of Ohio
Eastern District of Kentucky
Western District of Kentucky
NKU Chase College of Law
Magna Cum Laude
Taliaferro, Carran, & Keys, PLLC
Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C.
Supreme Court of Kentucky
Law Clerk to Deputy Chief Justice Will T. Scott
Commonwealth Attorney’s Office
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney
Honors & Awards
Super Lawyers - Rising Star
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
Ohio Association of JusticeMotor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section, American Association of Justice
Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court
University of Ottawa: Validity Scales in Civil Litigation (2014)
NKU Chase College of Law: Marketing for Lawyers (2017)