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E. R. (Ned) Turnbull

Criminal defense Attorney at Houston, TX

4.8   4 reviews

About E. R.

Learn E. R.’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%
    Premier criminal defense firm in Houston; handling DWI, Drug Crimes, Expunctions & Appeals, Mr. Turnbull is a former member of the Trial Judges Association, a former Appellate Court Rules Committee Judge and Emergency Appellate Court Division Judge.

    26 years

  2. Personal injury
    20%
    The personal injury practice includes representing people who have been hurt by: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Trips and Falls, Premises and Construction Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Defamation (Slander or Libel).

  3. Business
    10%
    Advise and form corporations, LLCs, & partnerships. Create corporate documents annually and as needed. Write, negotiate & review contracts, leases, notices, and letter demands. Litigate contract, employment, discrimination, ADA, & injury disputes.

    26 years

  4. Real estate
    10%
    Practice Ranges from Commercial Real Estate Transactions (including but not limited to Purchase and Sale agreements, Leasing (Retail, Office Park, etc), refinancing, etc, Residential Real Estate Transactions (including purchase and sale agreements, l

    26 years

As the managing partner at Turnbull Legal Group, Houston Attorney E.R. (Ned) Turnbull has decades of experience as both a former Chief Prosecutor and a former a State District Court Judge, meaning he understands how cases work from both sides of the courtroom. He currently devotes his practice to being a full-service criminal and civil litigation firm handling a range of high-stakes cases that include DWI, capital murder charges, drug crimes, sex crimes, and more. He has handled thousands of cases as a seasoned litigator and has been counsel on more than 100 felony trials. To benefit from Attorney Turnbull’s dedication and experience, contact Turnbull Legal Group today. 

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Licensed for 32 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2001
Updated 10/23/2022
State OK
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1990
Updated 11/20/2022

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

Contact E. R.

Turnbull Legal Group
6525 Washinton Ave
Houston, TX, 77007
E. R. (Ned) Turnbull
725 East Villa Maria
Bryan, TX, 77845
E. R. (Ned) Turnbull
333 Simonton Street
Suite 200
Conroe, TX, 77301
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Reviews

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Posted by Jimmy Ray | April 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the greats at his profession
This guy is the only lawyer that I would use for the rest of my life! The man is VERY professional, and at the same time he's as down to Earth as any regular human being. He's very confident, and even more honest in his approach! He knows the law in and out! He is very vocal and has little to no fear in his business! Bottom line, he kept my ass out of prison and today I consider him a friend and a Godsend. Dude is the man and he walks like it. I'm Jimmy and I approved this message..
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quality Representation
I retained Mr. Turnbull based on the recommendation of a mutual acquaintance. I had already hired another lawyer but that attorney turned out to be downright incompetent, to the point of possibly hurting my case. When you are faced with a serious legal matter, it is not the time to bargain shop. The old adage of “you get what you pay for” becomes clear. Quality representation comes with a price, but it far outweighs the cost of the ramifications of having an attorney that does not take the time to learn about your case and who makes shady deals with opposing counsel in the hallway to the courtroom in order to wrap up your case quickly so he can make out like a bandit with your retainer. You really need an attorney that not only has the legal expertise, integrity and skill level required, but who also has the necessary support staff to properly handle your case. The difference between Mr. Turnbull’s office and my former (inept & over his head) attorney was like night and day! Mr. Turnbull and his associates met with me to provide me with an overview of my case, reviewing with me the strengths and weaknesses without sugarcoating anything, nor promising outcomes that were not feasible. From there on, I was provided with a clear plan of action, detailing exactly how Mr. Turnbull was going to proceed with my case. His legal assistant Gina always returned my phone calls and kept me apprised on any new developments with my case. I never felt blindsided by any rescheduled court appointments and Gina was always available to answer any last-minute questions I had. Having a legal matter is a source of great stress and frustration but having an attorney that is experienced and competent allows you to navigate the legal system without losing your sanity. I was most impressed, however, with Mr. Turnbull’s litigation skills in the courtroom. Prepared with binders full of case law research pertaining to my legal issue, Mr. Turnbull knew the technical issues of my case inside and out. The briefs and motions presented to the court were well-researched and well-written. Despite the anxiety of having to be in court, I felt at ease with two skilled litigators at my table. While still being courteous and professional, a reprimand (or several) from the Judge did not prevent Mr. Turnbull from persisting in pressing an issue that was crucial to my case. Had it not been such a serious matter, it would have even been entertaining to watch Mr. Turnbull mop the floor with the opposing counsel, who was nowhere near his caliber of litigating. He had the confidence, knowledge and experience to zealously represent me. Most importantly, he was PREPARED and no matter how dismal the outcome may seem, they key to a successful representation is a lawyer’s preparation. Due to his assiduous preparation of my case, he was able to negotiate a very hard to obtain resolution to my case. I was very satisfied with his legal services and how he handled my case.
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Posted by Ken | November 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Turnbull has performed excellent work for me in the area of business litigation and real estate transactions. He is intelligent, personable and professional at all times, and he has the respect of others in his profession. My only hesitation in recommending him is that he might get to busy to help me in the future!
Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2015
criminal defense
His team did a great job. He was assigned to my husbands case as a court appointed attorney. Which is scary to have a court appointed for fear that they won't do everything possible. We have all heard the horror stories. However his team obviously does do their job. My husband's case was no billed. So yes I would recommend this attorney and his firm to anyone needing legal help.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Turnbull Legal Group
  • 2007 - Present
  • Judge
  • Court of Criminal Appeals Rules Committee
  • 1997 - 1997
  • Judge
  • Court of Criminal Appeals Emergency Appellate DIvision
  • 1996 - 1996
  • District Court Judge
  • Chief of Criminal Division
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Chief Prosecutor
  • 1990 - 1995
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Education

  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Southern Methodist University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984

Associations

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Trial Judges Association
  • Judge
  • 1997 - 1997
  • Court of Criminal Appeals Rules Committee
  • Judge
  • 1997 - 1997
  • Court of Criminal Appeals Emergency Appellate DIvision
  • Judge
  • 1996 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished: Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Who's Who in the Law
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 2001
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 2001
  • Who's Who in the South
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 2000
  • Who's Who in the Southwest
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 2000
  • Governor's Commendation
  • Governor's Office
  • 1996
  • Executive Department Proclamation
  • Governor's Office
  • 1996
  • Governor's Judicial Commendation
  • Oklahoma
  • N/A
  • Executive Department Proclamation
  • Oklahoma
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Statutes
  • Research and Drafted Amended Felony Murder Statute
  • N/A
  • Bond Schedule
  • Created Felony and Misdemeanor Uniform Bond Schedule
  • N/A
  • District Court Rules
  • Revised Criminal Court Rules for District Courts
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (6)
Endorse E. R.
Unknown Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ned is knowledgeable and tirelessly committed to the profession. He is a stellar advocate who works for his clients with integrity and service in all matters, and remains willing to go above and beyond in his representation. It is a privilege to endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ned is an excellent advocate and serves as an example to many in the bar, including myself. He is diligent and thorough, analyzing every aspect of each case and pursuing the best possible outcomes for his clients. At the same time, he is able to explain complex legal matters in terms that people understand. I have heard this from his own clients, who greatly appreciate his counsel."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is knowledgeable, honest and diligent in his practice of the law. He is an asset not only to those he represents, but also the profession as a whole."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the opportunity to observe Mr. Turnbull in numerous criminal matters. He is one of the most knowledgeable and well seasoned trial attorneys that I have had the pleasure to know. If your looking for an attorney with significant experience who knows the complicated procedures in the criminal judicial system - He is your man!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I unconditionally endorse Ned to those in need of legal services. Ned is the consummate professional- knowledgeable about the law and always prepared. He always does the best for his clients, keeping them informed in each step of their legal situation and always advocating for them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Turnbull is a resourceful, knowledgeable attorney who is always diligent in the representation of his clients. I am glad when I am able to work with him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ned is an excellent lawyer that always exceeds expectations. He goes out of his way to teach young lawyers how to become better lawyers. I endorse him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. I've known "Ned" for many years and have seen him hard at work both in and out of the courtroom. He has a calm, effective demeanor and is persuasive to juries, judges and prosecutors."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Turnbull is a fantastic advocate for his clients. He is always well prepared to put forward the best defense possible. The versatility of his practice is also a tremendous asset to those whom he serves."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ned is an accomplished attorney. I have known him for several years and observed him to be an effective, aggressive, and ethical advocate."
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Houston Criminal defense Lawyer E. R. (Ned) Turnbull
E. R. (Ned) Turnbull
Criminal defense Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 32 years
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