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D. Brett Turnbull

D. Brett Turnbull

Experienced Alabama Personal Injury Attorney
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Nursing Home Abuse...
  • Alabama
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"The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things." - Ronald Reagan

Brett Turnbull has embraced that philosophy in distinguishing himself as a leading trial lawyer, recognized for his jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients killed or injured by the negligent and wrongful actions of others. When he goes before a jury, he realizes he has one job; to get justice for his client by proving the claims and guiding the jury to award a fair and reasonable verdict.

Respect for individuals and for the justice system led Brett, a graduate of the University of Alabama, to pursue law studies at Cumberland School of Law. There, he discovered early on that his true passion was trial law. As a class leader, Brett won national recognition for his trial advocacy skills.

That leadership track has continued throughout Brett’s legal career, and he gives back to his profession by serving in leadership positions with the Alabama Association for Justice, Alabama State Bar, and Southern Trial Lawyers Association. Brett has more than a decade of successful courtroom experience in complex litigation, including trucking cases, products liability, automobile defects, pediatric burns, traumatic brain injury and nursing home malpractice.

Brett and his wife Dawn have been married for 13 years and have four children, Brett, Arden, Miller, and Bess. When he's not in the courtroom, you can find Brett and his family outside playing their favorite sports: baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, and tennis. They also enjoy taking time out of their busy schedule to relax at the lake or the beach for a weekend. The Turnbulls are active members at South Highland Presbyterian Church here in Birmingham, Alabama.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Business Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Elder Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Alabama
Supreme Court of the United States
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
United States District Court of Claims
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Farris, Riley & Pitt, L.L.P.
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
B.S. | International Finance
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
B.A. | German
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
J.D. (2005)
AV Preeminent Rating, 2013-Present
Top 40 Under 40
National Trial Lawyers
Super Lawyer (2014-2018)
Rising Star (2011 and 2012)
Professional Associations
Alabama State Bar # 1041T80W
Birmingham Bar Association
Alabama Associatoin for Justice
Member, Trial Contributor and Executive Committee
Birmingham Bar Association
Alabama Association for Justice
Chair, Emerging Leaders Section
Southern Trial Lawyers Association
Alabama Board of Governors
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Contact & Map
Cory Watson Attorneys
2131 Magnolia Avenue South
Suite 200
Birmingham, AL 35205
Telephone: (877) 562-0000