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Douglas Brett Turnbull

Personal injury Attorney at Birmingham, AL

5.0   1 review

also known as Brett Turnbull

  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 4 years
    Mississippi - MS 4 years
    Alabama - AL 18 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 3 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2019
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State MS
    Acquired 2019
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2005
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2020
    Suspended - Discipline No misconduct found

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

About Douglas

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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 Reagan

Brett 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 graduate of the University of Alabama, to pursue law studies at Cumberland School of Law. There, he discovered early on that his true passion was trial law. As 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 by 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, pediatric burns, traumatic brain injury and nursing home malpractice.

Brett and his wife Dawn have been married for 13 years and have four children, Brett, Arden, Miller, and Bess. When he's not in the courtroom, you can find Brett and his family outside playing their favorite sports: baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, and tennis. They also enjoy taking time out of their busy schedule to relax at the lake or the beach for a weekend. The Turnbulls are active members at South Highland Presbyterian Church here in Birmingham, Alabama.


Turnbull Law Firm, PC
2 20th Street North
Birmingham, AL, 35203

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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2012
I highly recommend this attorney for personal injury cases in Birmingham
I was in an awful traffic accident and incurred injuries that unfortunately my family and i will be dealing with for the rest of our lives. It is hard to find the right words to describe how all facets of our family's life have been changed by a drunk driver in the blink of an eye. Someone i trust very much refferred me to this firm and i feel it is very important that i mention how thankful i am to my attorney Mr. Turnbull and everyone who works for this firm. They continue to be a shining light during the darkest storm my family and i have ever faced.This firm treats their clients better than family. We hold this firm and it's staff in very high regard. If you are looking for an exeptional law firm who always go above and beyond the call of duty then look no further. In my experience with Mr. Turnbull and staff i have seen a knowledge,passion,and genuine care that is getting harder and harder to find these days. I think if you are searching for an experience like mine, you are in the best possible hands.
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Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Turnbull Law Firm, PC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Principal
  • Cory Watson Attorneys
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Farris, Riley & Pitt
  • 2005 - 2017


  • Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Alabama
  • BS - Bachelor of Science, International Finance
  • 2002
  • University of Alabama
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, German
  • 2002


  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • Emerging Leaders Section Chairperson
  • 2014 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Young Lawyers Section - Executive Committee
  • 2006 - Present
  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • Executive Committee
  • N/A
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Section
  • N/A
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Alabama Board of Governors
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent Rating - 2013 to Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • N/A
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Brett."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Wrongful death Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Brett for many years. He is an excellent attorney that obtains great results for his clients. He is also very skilled at making his clients feel comfortable with the process."
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Birmingham Personal injury Lawyer Douglas Brett Turnbull
Douglas Brett Turnbull
Personal injury Attorney
Birmingham, AL
Licensed for 18 years