D. Brett Turnbull

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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 ReaganBrett 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 University of Alabama graduate to pursue law studies at Cumberland School of Law, where he discovered early on that his true passion was trial law. 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, 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, and nursing home malpractice.Brett is a dedicated husband and father of four. On the weekends, you’ll find him at the ballpark, enjoying CrossFit, or a round of golf.HONORS, AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTSMartindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 2013-PresentNational Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40Super Lawyers, 2013-2016Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2011-2012.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Insurance Bad Faith

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-403-5431  Phone
205-324-7896  Fax
Mailing Address:
Birmingham, AL 35205
University Attended:
University of Alabama, B.S., International Finance; University of Alabama, B.A., German
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
2005, Alabama; United States District Court for the District of Colorado; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama; 2005, U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Claims
Alabama Association for Justice – Emerging Leaders Section Chair (2014), Trial Contributor, Executive Committee, Speaker at both Emerging Leaders Seminars and AAJ Statewide Seminars.
Alabama State Bar – Young Lawyers Section, Lawyer Referral Service, Young Lawyer Executive Committee (2006)
Birmingham Bar Association – Young Lawyers Section, Jefferson County Lawyer Mentoring Program
Southern Trial Lawyers Association – Alabama Board of Governors (2012-2013).
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Minority - Owned

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (11 reviews)
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A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • Analytical Capability

  • Judgment

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 08/05/11 in Personal Injury

    Fantastic Attorney. I am proud to consider him a peer.

    Fantastic Attorney. I am proud to consider him a peer. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Associate on 08/05/11 in Personal Injury

    Proud to have Brett as a member of the Bar.

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