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Allen Preston Turnage

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Tallahassee, FL

5.0   17 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 30 years
    Georgia - GA 31 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Inactive Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Allen

Learn Allen’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    35%

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    25%
    Liquidation to eliminate unsecured debts and surrender properties that have no equity or cannot be paid due to changes in income or the marketplace.

    31 years

  3. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    15%
    Reorganization for individuals and couples, including mortgage modifications and debt restructuring.

    31 years

  4. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    10%
    Includes individuals with large amounts of debt or complicated financial structure as well as small corporations and LLC's.

    31 years

  5. Credit repair
    5%

  6. Debt collection
    5%

  7. Debt settlement
    5%

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Awards

Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
2018
Top Contributor 2014
Top Contributor
2014

Location

Law Offices of Allen P. Turnage
2344 Centerville Road, Suite 101
PO Box 15219
Tallahassee, FL, 32317

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by Tameka | January 29, 2015
Amazing!
I have to say that Mr. Turnage and his staff made me feel so much better. I felt like a complete loser having to file bankruptcy and, initially, when I arrived for my initial consultation I walked in with my head hung low from shame. It’s hard when you are dealing with divorce and financial mayhem. Mr. Turnage spent well over an hour with me during my initial consultation...answered all my questions, etc. Initially I scheduled the consultation because I felt like I had no other choice but to file bankruptcy. Come to find out, Mr. Turnage, not only told me what to expect if I did file bankruptcy, but, are you ready for this...he gave me advice on alternative ways to resolve my issues without having to file bankruptcy and it worked. Unfortunately, several months later I lost my job and a new situation arose forcing me to file bankruptcy after all. When I called Mr. Turnage's office, I was transferred to his paralegal Tammi knew exactly who I was, remembered me, my situation, etc. and immediately got me in. Mr. Turnage and his staff were with me every step of the way during my bankruptcy and even after my discharge. These people are amazing! I would strongly recommend Mr. Turnage to anyone and everyone. I have friends who have subsequently filed a bankruptcy (with another attorney because he/she [not naming names here] was cheap) and when they relay their horrible experiences I am reminded how great of an attorney I had. It’s funny how my friends now say that their ‘cheap attorney’ gave them exactly what they paid for…cheap and unknowledgeable experience. Mr. Turnage told me what to expect during my bankruptcy (the good, the bad and the ugly) and I have to say, this man was right on the money. Mr. Turnage and his staff have years of bankruptcy experience and it shows.
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Posted by Theresa | April 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Allen Turnage and his entire team helped us through the Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Thank God in Jesus name for all the dedication and effort as well as time walking us through this process. We recently had to reach out to Mr Turnage about some information and he as well as Nolan we're helpful. I should have posted this back in 2017. The Parsons Family
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Posted by Tammy | August 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and easy to work with
Helped me understand the bankruptcy process, very nice and professional. Would definitely recommend.
Posted by Kenneth burns | May 31, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Customer
Mr Turnage and his legal team did a great job in helping me with my financial situation. From start to finish they made the process simple and non stressful. Always replayed to my emails and phone calls never left me wondering what was going on. I would recommend Allan Turnage to anyone in need of financial help. Thanks again !!
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Posted by LaCora | December 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Restoration In Meeting Financial Goals Ch.7
The Law Office Of Allen Turnage was Professional, Prompt, Informative and Understanding through the whole process. Due to my situation I thought it would be difficult yet Mr. Turnage and especially Nolan assisted me at ease and every concern and question was at a response of completion. I am now ready for a new Greater start because of them.
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Posted by Harriett | February 28, 2020
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Mr. Turnage makes a stressful situation much, much less so
Mr. Turnage and his wonderful staff is thorough, supportive, calm, experienced and reassuring. I always looked forward to seeing him during the process and went away feeling better every time. You just can't ask for more and I urge you to consult with him to find out if this action would better your life right now. He knows his stuff and I felt like I made a friend as well. Thank you Allen,
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Posted by Myra | July 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Turnage was our lifesaver!
I can't begin to adequately thank Allan Turnage for all he has done in helping us get through Chapter 13 bankruptcy. My elderly husband and I had never even thought about filing bankruptcy, but my husband had a stroke and was unable to answer the constant complaints the IRS had about his business during an audit. I wasn't involved in his company so I couldn't help. We felt the only way to relieve the stress was to take Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Mr. Turnage did everything in his power to help us. It was more than a year after the bankruptcy was satisfied that the IRS finally got their records up to date and left us alone. I thank God that we were able to hire a man of Mr. Turnage's caliber to help us.
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Response from Allen Turnage July 3, 2019
The IRS can be frightening, and I am honored that I could intervene to help you keep the assets and life that you had worked so hard for. Congratulations on completing your Chapter 13 Plan, and best of luck in the future!
Posted by Robert | June 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job
Mr. Allen was the best. He helped us not once but twice in keeping our home and getting us on the right track to improving our credit history. He was very honest and straightforward with us. Appreciate him greatly as well as his very helpful staff.
Response from Allen Turnage June 17, 2019
Thanks Robert! I am glad that you were pleased with our services. Enjoy your fresh start!
Posted by Charles | March 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experience is vital
Allen walked my wife and I through a chapter seven bankruptcy, He and his staff made it seem easy because of their vast experience.
Response from Allen Turnage March 12, 2019
I'm glad we made it go well, it is tough to make that first call and we try to do our best. Good luck with your fresh start!
Posted by Eileen | September 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
More than satisfied
I highly recomend Allen Turnage. He and his staff were very professional and kept us informed at all times. They helped make a bad time more bearable.
Response from Allen Turnage September 21, 2018
Thank you so much! I know how hard it is to make that first phone call; best of luck to you!
Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Alan Turnage Great Attorney
Alan personally handle our case just like he says. He did a great job and was bery professional. Thanks Alan!
Response from Allen Turnage July 11, 2018
You're welcome! I appreciate your trust; best of luck to you!
Posted by Norm and Joy | July 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The right choice
My wife and I tried all available option to avoid bankruptcy - from hiring a company to negotiate our debt, to attempting to negotiate directly with our creditors – all to no avail. We found ourselves with now other option but to file Chapter 7. We did our research and chose the Law Office of Allen Turnage. I have to say that the Allen Turnage made this difficult experience the best it could have possibly been. Allen and his team were always available, professional, and thorough. Most importantly, they we genuinely empathetic to our situation, and just plain human – and Mr. Turnage was literally at our side throughout the entire process. Although filing bankruptcy was one of the most difficult decisions we’ve had to make in our lives, choosing Allen Turnage to guide us through it was one of the best decisions we’ve made. We highly recommend the Law Office of Allen Turnage, P.A.
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Response from Allen Turnage July 11, 2018
Thanks guys! This is always a tough decision but we try to make the process as painless as it can be. Good luck! AT
Posted by Rickey Williams | July 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional attorney
I was very please with the ease and the handling of my case. Mr Turnage was through, professional, and efficient.
Response from Allen Turnage July 6, 2018
Thank you so much Rickey! Enjoy your fresh start!
Posted by Max | May 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Relief!
We all depend on the expertise and knowledge of trade professionals in areas of life that we know very little about, but are forced to deal with. We chose Allen due to a friend's referral. That referral turned out to be our pot-o-gold. I believe Allen did not agree, but I thought I could work through a CH13, but after two years, I asked Allen to file our CH7. Excellent work and instincts Allen.
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Response from Allen Turnage May 10, 2018
Thanks Max! Thank you for your kind words. I am happy this worked well for you and that you are pleased with the result. Enjoy your Fresh Start!
Posted by Carl | September 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rating Our Chapter 13 Experience with Attorney Allen Turnage
Our experience with our attorney was very positive. Even when we encountered difficulties understanding various correspondence from our chapter 13 trustee our contact with Attorney Turnage via email, telephone or in person, resulted in resolving our problems.
Response from Allen Turnage May 10, 2018
Thank you Carl! Yes it was it struggle but we made it through! Congratulations, and best regards.
Posted by Suzanne | December 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The best!
Allen is fantastic! He and his staff are friendly, very knowledgeable and just plain ol good folks! I had met with another attorney before I meet Allen. Was more confused when I left that consultation than when I went in. Allen came highly recommended, and for good reason! After my consult with Allen I knew exactly what was going to happen. Allen is a very down to earth, regular guy who happens to be a great bankruptcy attorney. He explained everything to me in regular terms, so I would understand. He was thorough, but worked pretty quickly. If I hadn't met Allen, I would probably still be waiting to file. Thankfully my bankruptcy has been finalized! Thanks, Allen
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Response from Allen Turnage December 19, 2016
Thank you Suzanne! Glad you felt that we served you well, it was our pleasure to assist you through this difficult time. Best of luck to you, AT
Posted by Judy | December 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderfully helpful
Mr. Turnage is a great lawyer, he took time to answer all my questions and put all my worries to rest, and I was able to call anytime I had a question and he was always so kind and helpful. He helped my get my finances back on the right track.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/owner
  • Law Office of Allen P. Turnage, P.A.
  • 1998 - Present
  • Associate
  • Kelley, Lovett & Blakey
  • 1993 - 1998

Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Auburn University
  • B.S.
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re: Prestwood, 451 BR 180 (USBC NDFL 2011)
  • Adverse to Debtor; voluntarily dismissed while considering appeal.
  • In re: Miller, 418 BR 406 (USBC NDFL 2009)
  • Win for the good guys!
  • In re: Frazier 339 BR 516 (USBC NDFL 2006)
  • Debtor favorable
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Associations

  • Northern District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Former President
  • 2008 - 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • American Board of Certification
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Board Certified, Consumer Bankruptcy Law since
  • American Board of Certification
  • 1998
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Publications

  • Best Practices for Filing Chapter 13 (Inside the Minds)
  • Living with BAPCPA
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Northwest Florida AME Church Conference
  • Financial Management
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (11)
Endorse Allen
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allen Turnage is without question one of the finest bankruptcy lawyers in North Florida. My association with Allen goes back 25 years. His dedication to his clients and willingness to work hard to find the right solution for each client is refreshing. I can highly recommend Allen to anyone seeking debt relief."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Why? His answers are accurate and detailed and a client should want and deserve such quality from their attorney. Furthermore, he has argued cases to support his clients win or lose and that shows he is willing to take those steps..especially in bankruptcy where there are many "grey areas" of the law! You should meet him and then decide that you also feel in good hands. Thus, I endorse Mr. Turnage."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Allen Turnage for nearly 15 years and have found him to be ethical, knowledgeable and an excellent advocate for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Allen on a number of occasions and have referred clients to him. He develops excellent strategies for his clients, and his advocacy is based on a thorough understanding of the law and his cases."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. From all social media resources it is clear that he is very knowledgeable in his practice areas. I would send my clients to him."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He demonstrates exceptional practical knowledge as to how to assist his client."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Allen is one of the most experienced and efficient bankruptcy attorneys in North Florida. I have often sought his opinion on issues that have arisen in my own cases over the years."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
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Tallahassee Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Allen Preston Turnage
Allen Preston Turnage
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Tallahassee, FL
Licensed for 31 years