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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Alexander L. Turner

Alexander L. Turner

Counsel

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
North Carolina, U.S.A.

tel: 336.695.8352
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Mr. Turner’s primary area of practice is litigation, including class action and mass tort litigation, as well as commercial, medical liability and product liability litigation.

Bar Admissions

Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • North Carolina State Bar (application pending)
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

Education

  • Washington and Lee University, B.S., Business Adminstration, 2001
  • Pace University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2008
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Defending general litigation matters
  • Representing large corporations, including insurance companies, financial institutions, manufacturers and healthcare systems, in a variety of complex litigation
  • Defending clients in class actions and in mass litigation in Federal and State Courts and before the West Virginia Mass Litigation Panel and the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Managing the defense of complex matters, including crafting and implementing litigation strategy, drafting critical motions, taking and defending fact and expert witness depositions, and arguing motions before both Federal and State Courts
  • Serving as coordinating counsel before the West Virginia Mass Litigation Panel in a complex chemical exposure matter
  • Defending trucking companies and their employees in a variety of matters, including in wrongful death cases
  • Representing multiple medical practitioners and facilities in medical malpractice matters, including matters involving obstetric, psychiatric and orthopedic care
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Kenneth W. Rudolph, Commercial Division of the Ninth Judicial District of the New York State Unified Court System, 2006

  • Reported Cases

  • State ex rel. The North River Insurance Company v. Honorable Robert G. Chafin, Special Judge, et al., Docket No. 13-0897, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. Drafted verified petition for writ of prohibition
  • In re: Odegua J. Irivbobge v. West Virginia Board of Law Examiners, Docket No. 13-0709, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. Drafted petitioner's exceptions to the West Virginia Board of Law Examiner's order denying petitioner's application to sit for the West Virginia Bar Examination
  • State ex rel. GlaxoSmithKline, LLC v. Honorable James H. Young, Jr., Judge, et al., Docket No. 13-0102, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. Drafted verified petition for writ of prohibition
  • State ex rel. Addair v. Honorable Jack Alsop, Judge, et al., Docket No. 10-0704, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. Drafted response to plaintiffs' motion for emergency stay related to plaintiffs' verified petition for writ of prohibition


     

  • Articles

    Publications & Presentations

    • Co-Author, “Dead End: No Private Cause of Action Under W.Va. Code §50-4-1,” The DTCWV Defender, Winter 2019
    • Co-Author, “Product Liability Litigation: Understanding West Virginia’s Legal Landscape Regarding Proximate Causation, Product Identification, Share Liability and the Bulk Supplier Doctrine,” Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Annual Notebook, 2012
    • Co-Author, “Evidence Law Update,” Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Annual Notebook, 2012
    • Co-Author, “The Physician Health Program: Confidential and Privileged,” Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Annual Notebook, 2010
    • “Nurse Practitioner Liability: Unknown Territory,” Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Annual Notebook, 2009
       


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