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Windle Turley

Q: What principles guide your personal injury practice?
A: Plaintiff’s personal injury cases must be handled with integrity, experience and compassion. Integrity means that I stand up for what’s right, relentlessly pursuing justice for my clients even in the face of adversity. More than 40 years of Experience, insight, and innovation in the courtroom enable me to persuasively present my clients’ cases and achieve results. Most importantly, I recognize that my clients face challenges and difficulties that are often the worst they’ve ever experienced, so I strive to represent them with Compassion for the struggles they endure.

Attorney Profile:

Windle Turley founded the Turley Law Firm in 1973. Since then he has been ready to seek justice for clients in Dallas, North Texas, and many other parts of the United States.

Mr. Turley is renowned for using video and other innovative techniques during trial to illustrate to the court the impact of an accident or injury on the victim’s life. Some of the accolades he has achieved include:

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 peer review rating – Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers, 2001-2015
  • Named Best Lawyers, Personal Injury Litigation since 1983 – U.S. News and World Report

In addition to extensive experience as a litigator before some of the state and country’s highest courts, Mr. Turley is an accomplished lecturer and author. He has written more than 50 articles on trial preparation and litigation, as well as two books: Aviation Litigation and Firearms Litigation.

To find out how Windle Turley can help you with your case, please call the Turley Law Firm at (214) 691-4025 today for your free consultation.

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Areas of Practice

Certified Legal Specialties

Mr. Turley is Board-Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the discipline of Personal Injury Trial Law.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1965
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas

Published Works

  • Aviation Litigation, Shepard’s/McGraw-Hill, 1986
  • Firearms Litigation, Shepard’s/McGraw-Hill, 1988
  • The Amazing Monarch, by Windle Turley, BenBella Books, 2010
  • The Video Settlement – Still a Powerful Settlement, ATLA, Trial Magazine, June, 2003
  • Rights of Commercial Air Passengers, IAPA, March, 1997
  • Combatting Unfair Tactics in Written Discovery, Chapter 19, Dombroffon Unfair Tactics. 2nd Edition, John Wiley, 1997
  • Demonstrative Evidence Tool & Rules, TRIAL, Demonstrative Evidence, 1995
  • 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
  • Demonstrative Evidence on Damages, State Bar of Texas; Personal Injury Series, August, August, 1992
  • Use of Technology in Aviation Litigation, Association of Trial Lawyers of America,” Aviation Law, July, July, 1992
  • Mistakes Judges Make, 25th Annual Air Law Symposium, Air Law and Commerce, February, 1991
  • Aircraft Accident Litigation, New Mexico Trial Lawyers, The Ultimate Trial Notebook, June, 1991
  • Modern Technology in the Courtroom: From Fundamental Considerations to Laser Disk Technology, American Bar Association National Institute on Aviation Litigation, October, 1990
  • Plaintiff’s Opening Statement,” New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Practice Skills, Persuasive Trial Practice, November, 1990
  • Demonstrative Evidence, Trial Practice Manual, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, January, 1990
  • Demonstrative Evidence, TRIAL Magazine, September, 1989
  • The Use of Non-Medical Esoteric Experts, State Bar of Texas: Professional Development Program, October, 1989
  • Hazards & Pitfalls of M.D.L., Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Aviation Litigation Section, Summer, 1988
  • Final 100 Days, National Practice Institute, Spring, 1988
  • Demonstrative Evidence, State Bar of Texas Institute Series, Spring, 1987
  • 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
  • The Video Documentary: A Powerful Settlement Tool, The National Video Law Review, Focus, Volume 1, Number 1, Summer, 1985
  • 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
  • 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
  • Manufacturers’ and Suppliers’ Liability to Handgun Victims, 10 Northern Ky L. Rev. 41, January, 1983
  • Negotiations and Settlement Techniques: The Video Settlement Documentary, published proceedings of State Bar of Texas Insurance Litigation Institute, December, 1982
  • Voir Dire: Preparation and Execution, Litigation Magazine, Volume 8, Number 3, Spring, 1982
  • The Video Documentary – a Powerful Settlement Tool, Trial Magazine, windle, 1982
  • U.S. Aviation Manufacturers’ Product Liability, Past and Future, American Bar Association International Institute on Aviation Product Liability, Paris, France, 1979
  • View, Southern Methodist University School of Law, Third Annual Products Liability Symposium , 1982
  • Demonstrative Evidence, State Bar of Texas, Pre-trial Institute Book, 1978
  • Warnings and Instructions, The University of Texas Law School, Products Liability Conference, 1977
  • Paralegals in Litigation, Facts and Findings, National Association of Legal Assistants, 1975
  • Manufacturers Strict Liability, Institute on Small Aircraft Accident Litigation, American Bar Association, 1973
  • Crashworthiness, A Designed Alternative, Trial Lawyers Forum, October – December, 1973
  • Preparing the Cross Examination of an Expert , TTLA Jury Techniques Seminar CityPlace, Dallas, TX. October 1997

Classes/Seminars

  • Six Steps to a Great Opening Statement, AIEG Summer Seminar, Dallas, Texas, June 10, 2016
  • Doing well by Doing Good, Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, November 17, 2015
  • Civility in Litigation, Dallas Trial Lawyers Assocation CLE, Dallas, Texas, October 29, 2015
  • 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
  • What I have Learned, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Legends of Trial, Austin, Texas, October 30, 2013
  • Famous Dallas Trials from Renowned Lawyers, Dallas Bar Assocation Judiciary Section, Dallas, Texas, December 4, 2012
  • Civility Matters, Dallas Bar Association Tort & Insurance Practice Section, Dallas, Texas, January 3, 2012
  • Getting to Yes With the Written Settlement Brochure, UT School of Law, The Car Crash Seminar, Austin, August 19, 2010
  • Working With the Expert Witness, FEWA, Forensic Expert Witness Association, Dallas, Texas , January 21, 2010
  • Six Steps to a Great Opening Statement, Bar Seminar, May 2008
  • 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
  • Evolution of Personal Injury Law, Southern Methodist University, Mediation Law Class, Turley Law Center, Dallas, TX, July 27, 2002 – Present
  • Mediation, Southern Methodist University, Mediation Law Class, Dallas, TX, 1999
  • 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
  • Closing Arguments , The Children’s Psychological Trauma Center, Inc., MCLE Seminar Series: 1998, Hotel Monaco, San Francisco, CA , March 20, 1998 – Present
  • Preparing the Cross Examination of an Expert , TTLA Jury Techniques Seminar, CityPlace, Dallas, TX. October 1997
  • Recognizing the Defective Automotive Restraint Case , ATLA Convention, San Diego, CA July 1997
  • Demonstrative Evidence – Tools & Rules for Litigation Communication, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association CLE Seminar on Trial Skills, Lawrence, Kansas, March 1997
  • Plaintiffs Perspective on Litigation Journalism, Litigation Journalism Professional Development Seminar, Public Relations Society of America – North Texas Chapter
  • Plaintiffs Opening Statement, Dallas Bar Association/Solo & Small Firm Section, Dallas, TX, March 1996
  • Examination of Defendant, ABOTA Masters in Trial, Irving, TX, October 1996
  • Demonstrative Evidence, ATLA Annual Convention, Railroad/Highway Crossing & Derailment, New York City, July 1995
  • Recognizing the Crashworthiness Defect Cases in your office, TTLA Trial Lawyers Notebook Seminar, Las Colinas, TX, October 1995
  • Tools and Rules for Litigation Communication , Saturday with the Stars Seminar, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Connecticut, October 1995
  • Plaintiffs Opening Statement, August All stars Seminar, California Trial Lawyers, Association, San Diego, CA, August 1994
  • University of Houston, Law Center Advanced Product Liability Course, Case Analysis: Failure to Warn-Plaintiff’s Perspective, Houston, Texas, 1992
  • State Bar of Texas, 1992 Advanced Personal Injury Seminar, Demonstrative Evidence on Damages, Dallas, Texas, 1992
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Annual Convention, Aviation Law Section, Use of Technology in Aviation Litigation, Washington, D.C., 1992
  • 25th Annual Air Law Symposium, Mistakes Judges Make, Dallas, Texas, 1991
  • 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
  • Use of Non-Medical Esoteric Experts, State Bar of Texas – Utilizing experts in litigation
  • The Plaintiff’s Closing Argument, The Dallas Bar Association, Trial Techniques of Successful, Litigators Dallas, TX, 1988
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Aviation Section, Pitfalls of Multi-District Litigation, Kansas City, 1988
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Aviation Section, Final Preparation, San Francisco, 1987
  • Southern Methodist University, Air Law Symposium, Final 100 Days, Dallas, 1986
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Aviation Section, Settlement Documentary, Montreal, Canada, 1980
  • American Bar Association, International Aviation Symposium, Aviation Manufacturers’ Product Liability” Paris, France 1979
  • Journal of Air Laws Symposium: Manufacturers Crashworthiness Liability, Dallas, Texas, 1975
  • Southern Methodist University Air Law Symposium, Dallas, Texas, Manufacturers’ Crashworthiness, 1975
  • Seminar on Small Aircraft Litigation, American Bar Association, Miami, Florida; 1974
  • Adjunct Professor in Product Liability Law at Southwestern , Methodist University, 1990 – Present

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Alumni – Private Practice, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, 2016
  • Distinguished Alumni, Oklahoma City University’s School of Arts and Sciences
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1983 – 2015
  • Repeat Selection to the Texas Super Lawyers List, 2003 – 2016
  • Selected as D Magazine’s Top Lawyers, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016
  • One of the Leading 10 Air Crash Lawyers in the United States
  • One of the 10 Largest Jury Verdicts in the Nation, 1992 and 1997
  • 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 – Present
  • Featured in the article Legal Legends in Texas Lawyers Magazine, 2000
  • A Master in the Dallas, Texas section of the American Inns of Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Former chair – American Association of Justice, Aviation Section
  • Member and former director – Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past president and member – Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Founding member and former master – Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court
  • Founding member – Institute for Injury Reduction
  • Member – Advisory Board for the Journal of Air Law and Commerce
  • Leaders Forum member – American Association of Justice
  • Supporting Fellow – American Association of Justice, Roscoe Pound Foundation
  • Member – American Bar Associations
  • Member – American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member – Attorneys Information Exchange Group
  • Member – Dallas Bar Association
  • Sustaining Life Fellow – Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Affiliate member – International Society of Air Safety Investigators
  • Honorary member – Mississippi Trial Lawyers Associations
  • Member, Top 100 Trial Lawyers – National Trial Lawyers
  • Member – Public Justice Foundation
  • Member – Texas Bar Association
  • Fellow – Texas Bar Foundation
  • Charter Member – Texas Supreme Court Historical Society
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