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    Biography

    Jason Turner focuses his practice in the areas of public finance and municipal bonds, and also has experience in business litigation and energy litigation.  His experience includes involvement in tax-exempt and taxable bond issues of all types, a variety of economic development projects, and providing legal representation to county commissions, municipalities and other public bodies, as well as energy companies.

    Memberships & Awards

    Professional
    CALI Awards: Constitutional Law; Civil Disobedience and the Law; Complex Litigation; Intellectual Property; Legislative Process; Lawyers as Leaders; Nonprofit Organizations; United States Supreme Court Clinic 1; United States Supreme Court Clinic 2
    ABA-Bloomberg BNA Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law
    Patrick Duffy Koontz Award
    Order of the Coif
    Executive Research Editor, W. Va. Law Review, Vol. 117
    Associate Editor, W. Va. Law Review, Vol. 116
    Member, United States Supreme Court Clinic

    Key Experience

    Assisted in serving as bond counsel for West Virginia county commission in issuance of tax increment financing bonds and special district excise tax bonds to finance public infrastructure improvements within a large mixed-use retail, office and entertainment development
    Assisted in serving as bond counsel for West Virginia municipality in issuance of tax increment financing bonds to finance the acquisition, repair, renovation and maintenance of a public parking garage and other public infrastructure improvements
    Assisted in serving as bond counsel for West Virginia municipality for a sales tax revenue bond issue to finance road and bridge improvements and the total rehabilitation of a historic public theatre facility

    Work Experience

    2015 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2014 Summer Associate, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2013 Summer Clerk, Bowles Rice LLP
    2009-2012 Director of Donor Relations, West Virginia University Foundation, Inc.
    2005-2009 Director of Research & Project Management, West Virginia University Foundation, Inc.
    2002-2005 Prospect Research Analyst, West Virginia University Foundation, Inc.

    Speaking Engagements

    “Scratching the Surface: ‘Uncertainty and Confusion’ in Faith United Methodist v. Morgan," W. Va. Law Review Online, Vol. 117