Keith Whiteman Turner

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Keith W. Turner was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1998. Prior to practicing law, Keith was an environmental consultant with over ten years‘ experience working with clients on water, air, hazardous waste, and groundwater remediation matters. His practice focuses on environmental law, and also includes energy, real estate, and economic development. Keith has represented clients before the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Besides serving as an adjunct professor at Mississippi College School of Law in the area of environmental law, hazardous waste law, and the Clean Water Act, Keith has lectured on environmental issues in real estate development, Brownfields, and related environmental issues.

Honors & Recognitions

•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Chambers USA-America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Environmental Law)
•Leadership Jackson (2002-03)
•Mississippi College School of Law, Young Lawyer of the Year, 2006
The Best Lawyers in America (2015-19, Environmental Law)


•Keith Turner Discusses Site Development Readiness with the Mississippi Economic Development Council

Articles & Publications

• Westlaw's Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law, Chapter31, Environmental Law - October 2016 Update (co-author)
• Institutional Controls and the Mississippi Uniform Environmental Covenants Act, Implementing Institutional Controls at Brownfields and Other Contaminated Sites, American Bar Association, January 2012 (co-author)

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Environmental and Energy
  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
  • Oil & Gas
  • Governmental Relations
  • Economic Development and Governmental Incentives
  • Litigation
  • Toxic Tort and Chemical and Environmental Exposure

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
601.965.1958  Phone
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 650, Jackson, MS 39201
University Attended:
Boston University, B.A., 1981
Law School Attended:
Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., 1998
Year of First Admission:
1998, Mississippi; 1998, U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Mississippi and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Community & Professional

•Mississippi College School of Law, Adjunct Professor (Clean Water Act & Hazardous Waste Law)
•Jackson State University - College of Public Service, former adjunct professor (Environmental Policy, School of Policy & Planning)
•American Bar Association
•ASTM International (Participating Member, Committee Member E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective Action)
•Environmental Law Association
•Environmental Law Institute
•The Mississippi Bar (Section of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law, Executive Committee)
•Geological Society of America, fellow
•Jackson Friends of the City Animal Shelter (Board Member)
•State of Tennessee, Professional Geologist

Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (23 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Government Counsel on 09/23/14 in Environmental Administrative Law

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Of Counsel on 09/10/14 in Environmental Corporate Law

    I know Keith well. He used to practice law at my firm and we worked together on several projects. I have always considered him an excellent attorney as well as a very good person.

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