Title: Lawyer (Retired)
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
William L. Turner, Esq., Retired Lawyer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medical malpractice.
While serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1957, Mr. Turner became inspired by his major and set his sights on pursuing a career in the legal realm. From there, he went on to matriculate at Kansas University, where he attained a Bachelor of Science in 1957, along with a Doctor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Laws in 1960. Prior to retiring, Mr. Turner was admitted to practice in Missouri and Kansas, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas and Western District of Missouri.
Mr. Turner commenced his career as an associate for Gage and Tucker in Kansas City, Missouri in 1960, where he began his specialization in medical malpractice law. Showing his prowess within the firm, he was appointed junior partner in 1963 and later partner in 1967, notably serving in the position until his retirement in 1995. Alongside his primary roles, Mr. Turner taught as an adjunct professor within the Department of Health at the University of Kansas, as well as a lecturer at numerous medical and legal seminars. He has also been a participant in mock trials with the Kansas City Bar Association and a diplomat to the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
In his retirement, Mr. Turner has become an author of adult novels and children’s books. Two of his books are: “Arcadia: A Memoir,” and “A Christmas Friend.” Deeply inspired by his travels and his life experiences, his upcoming book, “Amore in Tuscany,” is a romance novel that takes place in Tuscany, Italy. He is the author of a second upcoming book, “A Goat of a Different Color,” a children’s novel promoting racial justice.
Reflecting on his illustrious career, Mr. Turner considers receiving the Award of Honor from the Greater Kansas City Jaycees in 1975 as a highlight of his career. To remain abreast of his field, he currently holds membership with the Missouri Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association and Phi Alpha Delta. As a testament to his legacy, Mr. Turner can also be found in the seventh, eighth and ninth editions of Who’s Who in American Law. Recently, he received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
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