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Building on more than 30 years of experience, respected attorney Randy Turner continues to develop his professional skills in numerous areas of legal theory and practice. Among these, Randy Turner has devoted special focus to the field of animal law, including issues of veterinary malpractice. The Animal Law Institute in Austin, Texas, has published several of Mr. Turner’s updates on animal-related case law and legislative action. Licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Texas in 1980, Randy Turner has also been admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, as well as The Supreme Court of Texas,  the Colorado Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Randy Turner earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of North Texas in Denton, and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, in 1980. He practiced personal injury and civil litigation law at Russell & Turner, LLP, until 2008, when he joined Turner & McKenzie, PC, as a founding partner. He is board-certified in both personal injury trial law and civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Fewer than one percent of Texas attorneys have this double board certification. He has been named a "Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly magazine and "Top Attorney" by Fort Worth magazine.

Additionally, Randy Turner maintains an active membership in numerous legal associations and other organizations bringing together attorneys and other practitioners of law, including the American Board of Trial Advocates. He serves as the Chair of the State Bar of Texas Animal Law Section, as well, and formerly acted as President of the Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Turner is a noted member of his community, whose legal work has been featured in the New York Times, the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Observer, and on several local television stations. He was also featured in the award-winning film documentary, "Mine."

Work experience

Dec 2008Present


Turner & McKenzie, PC


Sep 1977Feb 1980

Juris Doctor

St. Mary's University School of Law