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Turner Ford Gassaway III

Construction and development Attorney at Georgetown, TX

3.9   7 reviews

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About Turner

Learn Turner’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Construction and development
    Primarily representing homeowners with their construction law issues and disputes.

    29 years

  2. Real estate
    Residential and commercial real estate matters.

    29 years

  3. Lawsuits and disputes

    29 years

  4. Criminal defense
    Includes all State and Federal crimes, both felonies and misdemeanors, including DWI's.

    29 years

  5. Business

    29 years

  6. Contracts and agreements

    29 years


Licensed for 28 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1999
Updated 02/03/2023
State OK
Status Resigned- Voluntary
Acquired 1994
Updated 08/17/2011

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

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Turner Ford Gassaway III
205 E. University Avenue, Suite 155
Georgetown, TX, 78626


3.9 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Jennifer | December 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney I've ever worked with
Mr. Gassaway is the most thorough, knowledgeable and effective attorney I have ever worked with. He managed to influence my judge to drop charges and reduce and /or eliminate fees, fines and stipulations to the point where the judge even told me "I NEVER do this". He took the time to explain things thoroughly, was thoughtful and non-judgemental. I have worked with several attorneys in my life for various reasons and Mr. Gassaway is the best attorney I've ever encountered.
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Response from Turner Gassaway December 26, 2017
Jennifer, you were a great client to represent, and thank you for the nice review!
Posted by Monica | March 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional & Respectful Counsel
Mr. Gassaway recently represented me in a decade old case. He was diligent in researching my case and kept me informed every step of the way. His resolute approach and counsel was a breath of fresh air. He made sure my case moved along post-haste, saving me time and money. Mr. Gassaway is professional, respectful, and steadfast . I highly recommend him and his counsel to anyone looking for such an attorney.
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Response from Turner Gassaway April 8, 2017
Monica, thank you for the kind words of praise. I was just glad we could get the case dismissed after so many years.
Posted by Paula | November 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Turner Gassaway
Mr. Gassaway is a down to earth, no nonsense kind of man; hence a good trial lawyer. He shocked me time and time again.
Response from Turner Gassaway December 11, 2016
Thank you for the compliment. It's always nice to get feedback from clients.
Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2010
Turner has represented my company and me on both business and personal matters for a number of years. He has proven to be an outstanding advocate and counselor, and I trust his advice completely. On more than one occasion he has advised I take a course of action that although meant less money in attorney's fees for him saved me considerably in time and expense. Turner's a rare breed of lawyer. He puts the client's interest ahead of his own. I would and have trusted him with my life. Always responsive and brutally honest, Turner let's you know what you're in for before you get there. Never over promises and under-delivers. Honest as the day is long and totally incorruptable. He won't sell you out, but he'll tell you when he thinks your wrong. If there's a better lawyer out there I don't know of them. I recommend him unequivocally.
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2010
I've known Turner for a number of years and he has been the only lawyer I've used the last 5 years. He is not only shown to be dependable, and knowledgeable on a myriad of issues, but has always gone the extra mile to make sure I am kept informed, and apprised in any developments in my case. He is an outstanding trial attorney and counselor, and I trust his advice unquestionably. I highly recommend him as an attorney
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Posted by Mark | November 4, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attorney referred to me by the Texas Bar. Never got to meet him in person or have a fist consultation or have a representation agreement.. He recommended by email that he drafts a letter of demand that would cost me $150 to start the case. Paid him, and got by email a rough draft of a letter of demand that was insufficient in its content. I suggested some standard changes to the letter. He exploded with abusive language, requesting many more hundreds of dollars to make the changes. I gave the letter up after I had paid $150 for it. I gave it another try, and proposed that we meet in his office for a first consultation that would have cost $20 per the Texas Bar referral agreement. He requested $150 plus more money if the meeting would last longer. I reminded him that the cost initially agreed upon for the first consultation would only be $20. He rudely emailed back that "we are well past that" and he rudely stated that he is not interested in the case. I intend to send all this email traffic to the Texas Bar. He might behave differently with other clients, however, in my experience as a prospective client who speaks English with an accent, he was abusive and rude and he wasted my time and money. I will stay away from this attorney.
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Response from Turner Gassaway November 5, 2018
Mr. Brent: I'm sorry you feel that you were mistreated; however, you have mischaracterized and misrepresented our interaction over the past four months. In fact, you did receive a phone consultation early on that lasted well over 30 minutes, wherein we discussed your case and the best course of action for you to take. I drafted, at your bequest, a preliminary draft of a demand letter that was never intended to be a final version of the document. You were fully aware that the letter I sent you was simply a preliminary draft. We have corresponded over 22 times during the past four months, discussing your case and various issues, of which you have never been charged for. Unfortunately, after four months it became apparent that you really did not want to retain an attorney or to pay for legal services, unless you could get those services at an unreasonably reduced rate. I frankly never noticed that you had an accent, but did realize that you never really grasped the legal issues related to your case or how best to use an attorney to assist you, and for that I offer my sincere apologies. It's just a shame that you felt it necessary to attempt to malign my reputation by posting a false and negative review simply because I would not extend you, after four months of phone calls, text messages and emails, a virtually free consultation. Nevertheless, I wish you the best of luck and hope you successfully resolve all of your legal matters.
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2010
Dropped three weeks before trial!
He decided he could not win our case, so he just dropped us three weeks before trial. Would not trust him. He will let you down. Big Ego.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • 1995 - Present


  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Austin College
  • BS - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Legal Cases

  • USA vs. JOHN COIL et al., W-03-CR-197
  • USA vs. MAGDALENO MEDINA, A-03-CR-144(7)


  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Past Vice President
  • 2008 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • 2011 - 2014
  • State Bar of Texas, School Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2014
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2017
  • State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2017
  • Austin Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2018
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Former Board of Directors
  • 2001 - 2017
  • Travis County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Vice President
  • 1993 - 2000
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 1992 - 1993
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • 2009
  • 1999


  • Energy Law Journal
  • Member of Energy Law Journal
  • 1993
  • Energy Law Journal
  • Member of Energy Law Journal
  • 1992
  • Energy Law Journal
  • Member of Energy Law Journal
  • 1991
  • Energy Law Journal
  • Member of Energy Law Journal
  • 1990
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2008
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (10)
Endorse Turner
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Outstanding attorney. Turner Gassaway is experienced, tenacious, and a leader in the legal community. I routinely seek and rely upon his advice in criminal matters. I would highly recommend him to any client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Turner for five plus years. I have known him as both an adversary in court and as a colleague/fellow defense attorney. As an adversary he was extremely formidable due to his wealth of experience and knowledge in the courtroom. He always represents his clients to the fullest. He takes his time and treats each client with respect and as individuals. He is a fantastic and successful trial attorney. He is hardworking and diligent. He is always very thorough and well-prepared. I whole heartedly endorse him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Turner is a very experienced lawyer with great judgment. I call him for questions about practice in federal court."
Federal crime Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Turner is a strong lawyer who does not suffer fools lightly. I have sent clients to Turner and I would not hesitate to recommend him to represent someone in an important case."
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