James W. Turner
(304) 526-8086
Office: Huntington
J.D.West Virginia University
B.A. Washington University
Licensure: KY | MD | ND | OH | WV
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Speaking Engagements

"On Gossamer Wings," DRI Publication Article on Daubert Effort

Speaker and program coordinator at numerous NARTC and other railroad-sponsored meetings over the past 20 years on topics such as toxic torts and trial techniques.

Key Experience

Designated by a railroad as its national coordinating counsel for various categories of occupational illness cases
Defended a Jones Act claim in Louisiana in which a career-ending injury was alleged. Succeeded in reasonably resolving the claim prior to the initiation of formal litigation.
Argued cases before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in cases involving the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, the Safety Appliance Act, the Locomotive Inspection Act, the West Virginia Daubert standard, and the West Virginia Equestrian Activities Responsibilities Act

Memberships & Awards

Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America®
Best Lawyers® 2018 Charleston, WV Railroad Law, Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers® 2016 Charleston, WV, Railroad Law, Lawyer of the Year
Super Lawyers®
Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Defense Research Institute
Executive Committee Member, National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
The State Journal, West Virginia's Top Lawyers, 2010