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Jim Turner is a managing partner of Furia and Turner LLC. His practice areas include personal injury, workers' compensation, and products liability. He has a double major in both economics and business management. He received his undergraduate degrees from Widener University in 1979, where he was the recipient of the Widener University College Prize-1979. The prize is awarded to the senior who provided the greatest service to the university academically, athletically, and socially.
As an undergraduate, Jim was elected President of the Inter-Fraternal Council, Vice President of the Student Government Association, and Chief Justice of the Student Judiciary Body. At the same time, he was selected to sit on the University's Board of Trustee and Board of Directors of the Alumni Associations. He was also an All-Conference Indoor track runner at Widener. Two indoor track relay teams that Jim was a part of at Widener still hold the indoor records at the university.
As an alumnus of Widener University, Jim authored the first-ever Widener University Alumni By-Laws governing the entire Alumni Association and has chaired many Alumni Association committees.
Jim attended New England School of Law in Boston, MA, and received his J.D. in 1983. After attending law school, he was immediately admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar.
Jim has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 1994 and is listed with Furia and Turner LLC as a "Preeminent Lawyer."
Jim is also a member of the "Million Dollar Advocates Forum". The forum comprises less than one percent of U.S. attorneys. It is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million dollar and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards, and settlements.
He also served as the lead cite copy editor for Wigmore on Evidence - considered in the legal community as the book on evidence - Tillers revision vol.1A 1981-1983.
Jim resides in Chester County, PA, with his family and is actively involved with civic associations and youth baseball leagues.
All Pennsylvania Courts - 1983
United States Supreme Court - 1988
United States District Court, Easter District of Pennsylvania - 1983
United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit - 1983
Judge Pro Tempore for the First Judicial District (Philadelphia County) Court of Common Pleas
Arbitrator for the First Judicial District (Philadelphia County) Court of Common Pleas
Arbitrator for the Fifteenth Judicial District (Chester County) Court of Common Pleas
Regularly selected as Neutral Arbitrator in Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Arbitrations
Arbitrator for the Thirty-Second Judicial District (Delaware County) Court of Common Pleas
Moot Court Board of Directors - 1982-1983
Mugel National Moot Court Competition Participant
Mugel National Moot Court Competition Director - 1983
NESL Am-Jur Award in Evidence - 1983
NESL Moot Court Board of Directors Chairman - 1983
Widener University Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement
Widener University College Prize
American Bar Association
Member of the "Million Dollar Advocates Forum"
Brandywine Knoll Homeowners Association
Little league coach - West Side little league - 2000-2002
Coach of the Senior Babe Ruth Exton Bandits baseball team - winners of the Pennsylvania State Championship 2006
Coach of the Senior Babe Ruth Exton Bandits baseball team - Pennsylvania State Champions runner-up 2007
Coach of the Exton Senior Legion Baseball team 2008-present
Exton American Legion Baseball Board of Directors - 2006-present
Exton American Legion Baseball Board of Directors, secretary - 2007-2012
Exton American Legion Baseball Board of Directors, President-2012 to 2016
Coach of the Exton Senior Legion Baseball team 2008-2016
Exton American Legion Baseball Board of Directors-2006-2016
Manager of the Bandits, a West Chester Adult Baseball team playing in the West Chester Adult Baseball League- a team comprised of college, and x-college players-2017-present
By-Law Committee Chairman - 1994-1998
Golf Committee Co-Chair - 1994-1998
Homecoming Committee - 1994-1998
Spring Gala Committee - 1994-1998
Widener University Alumni Council - 1994-1996
Widener University Board of Managers - 1979-1981
Widener University Alumni Association
Coach - 1999-2002
Counsel - 2000-2003
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers
West Side Little League
Solo and Small Firm Practice Committee
Chester County Bar Association
Justinian Society of Philadelphia
Philadelphia Bar Association
Executive Board - 1999-2001
Membership Committee Chairman - 1997-2001
YMCA Good Kids Campaign - 2000-2001
Central Chester County YMCA Board of Directors
President - 1993-2000
Board of Directors - 2000-present
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Delaware County Bar Association-2017-present
Chester County Bar Association-1993-present
Philadelphia Bar Association-1983-present
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers-1983-present
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers-1983-present
American Bar Association-1983-present