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Sara M. Turner

Sara M. Turner

Practice areas:

Defective and Dangerous Products, Franchising, Litigation

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Defective and Dangerous Products: 50%
    12 years, 100 cases
  2. Franchising: 30%
    12 years, 20 cases
  3. Litigation: 20%
    12 years, 500 cases

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Contact Info

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

420 N. 20th Street, Ste. 1600
Wells Fargo Tower
Birmingham, AL, 35203



ALAuthorized to practice law200608/11/2015
MNAuthorized to practice200306/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Rising StarAlabama Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarAlabama Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarAlabama Super Lawyers2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderBaker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC2003 - Present
AttorneyLarson King2002 - 2005


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Defense Research InstituteChair, Technology Committee2010 - 2012
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Alabama State BarMemberN/A
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Baker Donelson Hospitalitas newsletterFour Crisis Management Lessons from the Disappearance of Flight MH3702014•"Litigation: Labeling lawsuit defenses,"2013
Inside Counsel•"Litigation: What to know about the new 'Big Food' lawsuits,"2012
Baker Donelson Hospitalitas newsletter•"Franchisor Liability for Franchisee Actions2011
ACCDocket•"IP in Joint Ventures With Universities or Nonprofits2011
For The Defense•"We Are All Becoming 'Techies',"2011
Baker Donelson Hospitalitas newsletter 2010, Issue 3•"Arbitration: The Trial with No Appeal?"2010
In-House Defense Quarterly•"Regular or De-CAFA-inated? Class Action Prohibitions in Arbitration Agreements,"2008
For The Defense•"In-House Counsel and Confidentiality,"2007
For The Defense•"Class Action Shake Out: CAFA and the Defense of Products Liability Actions,"2005
Whisper•"'That's Not Hot:' What You Can Learn From Paris Hilton About Protecting the Attorney-Client Privilege,"2005
Barrister•"Profiles of the Bench: Judge Elena L. Ostby,"2005
Minnesota Defense•"A Bump In The Road: Ascertaining Damages in Transportation Law Cases,"2004
Barrister•"Motion Practice Tips: Helpful Hints to Assist Your Client and Stay in the Good Graces of the Court,"2004


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Augustana College (Sioux Falls, SD)Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
DRI's Retail and Hospitality Litigation and Claims Management Seminar"Understanding the Reach of the 'Long Arm' of the Law,"2013
CLE for Barristers Educational Services"Beyond Voir Dire: Extra Tools for Getting Inside the Mind of a Juror: Mock Trials, Jury Consultants and More,"2013
DRI Rainmaking Seminar"Old Wine in a New Bottle: Successful Use of Social Media and Technology Tools to Generate New Business,"2012
DRI annual Young Lawyers Seminarchair2012
Cumberland Insurance Coverage Seminar"Ethics: Tripartite Relationship,"2012
Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association 2011 Spring Seminar"Law Firm Profitability,"2011
Defense Research Institute Product Liability Conference"You've Been Invited to Be Someone's Friend: The Impact of Social Networking on the Attorney-Client Relationship,"2011
Defense Research Institute Product Liability ConferenceChemical and Toxic Torts Specialized Litigation Group Workshop2010
DRI Best Practices for Law Firm Profitability Seminar"Technology for Cutting Edge Practices,"2009