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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 50 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 innovative communication techniques during trial to illustrate to the court the impact of an accident or injury on the victim’s life. He has also been recognized for his ability to develop and apply new theories for recoveries for his clients.

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. In addition, he is a published wildlife photographer. The Amazing Monarch Butterfly’s Wintering Grounds.

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, or email win@wturley.com.

Areas of Practice

  • Defective Products
  • Auto and truck accidents
  • Aviation accidents
  • Dangerous premises
  • Construction site and workplace negligence
  • Medical malpractice
  • Sexual Abuse

Bar Admissions: Past and Present

  • Texas State Bar
  • 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

Published Works

Books:

  • Aviation Litigation, Shepard’s/McGraw-Hill, 1986
  • Firearms Litigation, Shepard’s/McGraw-Hill, 1988
  • The Amazing Monarch, by Windle Turley, BenBella Books, 2010

Articles and Chapters:

  • Manufacturers Strict Liability, Institute of Small Aircraft Accident Litigation, American Bar Association, 1973
  • Crashworthiness, A Designed Alternative, Trial Lawyers Forum, October – December 1973
  • Paralegals in Litigation, Facts and Findings, National Association of Legal Assistants, 1975
  • Warnings and Instructions, The University of Texas Law School, Products Liability Conference, 1977
  • Demonstrative Evidence, State Bar of Texas, Pre-trial Institute Book, 1978
  • US Aviation Manufacturers’ Product Liability, Past and Future, American Bar Association International Institute on Aviation Product Liability, Paris, France, 1979
  • The Video Documentary – a Powerful Settlement Tool, Trial Magazine, 1982
  • View, Southern Methodist School of Law, Third Annual Products Liability Symposium, 1982
  • Voir Dire: Preparation and Execution, Litigation Magazine, Volume 8, Number 3, Spring 1982
  • Negotiations and Settlement Techniques: The Video Settlement Documentary, published proceedings of State Bar of Texas Insurance Litigation Institute, December 1982
  • 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
  • Communicating in the Courtroom: Using Demonstrative Evidence, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Masters at Work, 1984
  • Emerging Theories in Products Liability: The Unacceptable Combination
  • Defect, Review of Litigation, Volume 4, Number 1, 1984
  • 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
  • The Video Brochure: A Powerful Settlement Tool, The National Video Law Review, Focus, Volume 1, Number 1, Summer 1985
  • Settlement Negotiations, State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury, Spring, 1986
  • Video Tape and Demonstrative Evidence – The State of the Art, South Texas College of Law Advanced Personal Injury Course, May 1986
  • Demonstrative Evidence, State Bar of Texas Institute Series, Spring, 1987
  • Final 100 Days, National Practice Institute, Spring 1988
  • Hazards & Pitfalls of M.D.L., Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Aviation Litigation Section, Summer 1988
  • Demonstrative Evidence, TRIAL Magazine, September 1989
  • The Use of Non-Medical Esoteric Experts, State Bar of Texas: Professional Development Program, October 1989
  • Demonstrative Evidence, Trial Practice Manual, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, January 1990
  • Modern Technology in the Courtroom: From Fundamental Consideration 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
  • 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
  • Case Analysis: Failure to Warn – Plaintiff’s Perspective, University of Houston Law Center, Advanced Product Liability Course Notebook, May 1992
  • Use of Technology in Aviation Litigation, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Aviation Law, July 1992
  • Demonstrative Evidence in Damages, State Bar of Texas; Personal Injury Series, August 1992
  • Creating the Right Settlement Environment, TRIAL, June 1994
  • Demonstrative Evidence Tools & Rules, TRIAL, Demonstrative Evidence, 1995
  • Combatting Unfair Tactics in Written Discovery, Chapter 19, Dombroffon, Unfair Tactics. 2nd Edition, John Wiley, 1997
  • Rights of Commercial Air Passengers, IAPA, March 1997
  • Preparing the Cross Examination of an Expert, TTLA Jury Techniques Seminar CityPlace, Dallas, TX. October 1997
  • The Video Brochure – Still a Powerful Settlement Tool; ATLA Trial Magazine, June 2003

Classes/Seminars

  • Plaintiffs Perspective on Litigation Journalism, Litigation Journalism Professional Development Seminar, Public Relations Society of America – North Texas Chapter
  • Use of Non-Medical Esoteric Experts, State Bar of Texas – Utilizing experts in Litigation
  • Seminar on Small Aircraft Litigation, American Bar Association, Florida, 1974
  • Journal of Air Law Symposium: Manufacturers Crashworthiness Liability, Dallas, Texas, 1975
  • Southern Methodist University Air Law Symposium, Dallas, Texas,
  • Manufacturers’ Crashworthiness, 1975
  • American Bar Association, International Aviation Symposium, Aviation
  • Manufacturers’ Product Liability, Paris, France, 1979
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Aviation Section, Settlement
  • Documentary, Montreal, Canada, 1980
  • Southern Methodist University, Air Law Symposium, Final 100 Days, Dallas, 1986
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Aviation Section, Final Preparation, San Francisco, 1987
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Aviation Section, Pitfalls of Multi-
  • District Litigation, Kansas City, 1988
  • The Plaintiff’s Closing Argument, The Dallas Bar Association, Trial Techniques of Successful Litigators, Dallas, TX, 1988
  • American Bar Association National Institute on Aviation Litigation, Modern
  • Technology in the Courtroom, From Fundamental Considerations to Laser Disk Technology, Washington, D.C., 1990
  • 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
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Annual Convention, Aviation Law
  • Section, Use of Technology in Aviation Litigation, Washington, D.C., 1992
  • State Bar of Texas, 1992 Advanced Personal Injury Seminar, Demonstrative
  • Evidence on Damages, Dallas, Texas, 1992
  • University of Houston, Law Center Advanced Product Liability Course, Case
  • Analysis: Failure to Warn – Plaintiff’s Perspective, Houston, Texas, 1992
  • Plaintiffs Opening Statement, August All Stars Seminar, California Trial Lawyers Association, San Diego, CA, August 1994
  • 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, Dallas Bar Association/Solo & Small Firm Section, Dallas, TX, March 1996
  • Examination of Defendant, ABOTA Masters in Trial, Irving, TX, October 1996
  • Demonstrative Evidence – Tools & Rules for Litigation Communication, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association CLE Seminar on Trial Skills, Lawrence, Kansas, March 1997
  • Recognizing the Defective Automotive Restraint Case, ATLA Convention, San Diego, CA, July 1997
  • Preparing the Cross Examination of an Expert, TTLA Jury Techniques Seminar CityPlace, Dallas, TX. October 1997
  • Closing Arguments, The Children’s Psychological Trauma Center, Inc., MCLE Seminar Series: 1998, San Francisco, CA, March 1998
  • Jury Questionnaire in Does vs. Kos & Catholic Diocese of Dallas, The Tort & Insurance Practice Group, Dallas Bar Association, Belo Mansion, Dallas, TX, March 26, 1998
  • Mediation, Southern Methodist University, Mediation Law Class, Dallas, TX, 1999
  • Minimizing the Risk of Contingent Fees, ATLA Convention, Atlanta, GA, July 2002
  • Evolution of Personal Injury Law, Southern Methodist University, Mediation Law Class, Turley Law Center, Dallas, TX, 2002
  • Six Steps to a Great Opening Statement, Dallas Bench Bar Seminar, May 2008
  • Working With the Expert Witness, FEWA, Forensic Expert Witness Association, Dallas, Texas, January 21, 2010
  • Getting to Yes With the Written Settlement Brochure, UT School of Law, The Car Crash Seminar, Austin, August 19, 2010
  • 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
  • What I Have Learned, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Legends of Trial, Austin, Texas, October 30, 2013
  • Taking and Tendering Depositions for the Plaintiff, UT School of Law CLE, Winning at Deposition, Dallas, Texas, October 1, 2014
  • 7 Rules for Depositions, UT School of Law CLE, Winning at Deposition, Dallas, Texas, September 24, 2015
  • Civility in Litigation, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association CLE, Dallas, Texas, October 29, 2015
  • Doing Well by Doing Good, Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, November 17, 2015
  • Adjunct Professor in Product Liability Law at Southern Methodist
  • University, Dedman School of Law, 2016
  • Six Steps to a Great Opening Statement, AIEG Summer Seminar, Dallas, Texas, June 10, 2016

Honors and Awards

  • A Master in the Dallas Texas section of the American Inns of Court
  • Dallas Men Who Could Take a Punch, D Magazine, as One of “50 Tough Guys” in Dallas History.
  • Distinguished Alumni, Oklahoma City University’s School of Arts and Sciences
  • One of the Leading 10 Air Crash Lawyers in the United States
  • The National Law Journal fifteen top plaintiff aviation attorneys in U.S.A., Who’s Who in Aviation Law
  • Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation, each year 1983 to 2020, U.S. News and World Report
  • One of the 10 Largest Jury Verdicts in the Nation, 1992 and 1997
  • Selected as D Magazine’s Top Lawyers, 1996, 2001 to 2019
  • Featured in the article Legal Legends in Texas Lawyers Magazine, 2000
  • Texas Trial Legends Award, from Dallas Association of Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • Repeat Selection to the Texas Super Lawyers List, 2003 to 2020
  • Distinguished Alumni – Private Practice, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, 2016
  • Featured in “Opening Statement” chapter of Turning Points at Trial: Great
  • Lawyers Share Secrets, Strategies and Skills, by Shane Read, Westway Publishing, 2016
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, Dallas Bar Association, 2020

Professional Associations and Memberships

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