Turner Broughton is chair of the Litigation Practice at Williams Mullen. He focuses his practice on consumer class actions, environmental litigation and complex and general business litigation. Turner also has extensive experience in mass tort actions, including asbestos and MTBE. In the course of his practice, Turner has handled all aspects of civil litigation in state and federal courts from California to Florida. He has tried, arbitrated and mediated disputes successfully on a wide variety of matters.

Turner Broughton is chair of the Litigation Practice at Williams Mullen. He focuses his practice on consumer class actions, environmental litigation and complex and general business litigation. Turner also has extensive experience in mass tort actions, including asbestos and MTBE. In the course of his practice, Turner has handled all aspects of civil litigation in state and federal courts from California to Florida. He has tried, arbitrated and mediated disputes successfully on a wide variety of matters.

Turner is licensed to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia and the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Wisconsin. Turner is the former chair of the Virginia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. 

Turner is a co-presenter of Recent Developments in Virginia Law, an annual Virginia CLE program. He has also written and lectured on class action issues for both the DRI and VBA. Turner has been recognized as a leading attorney for Litigation: General Commercial by Chambers USA (2015-present). He has been recognized as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine (2008-present), as well as named a Local Litigation Star for Virginia by Benchmark Litigation (2013-present). He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© each year since 2013. Turner served on the Richmond Sports Backers’ board of directors from 2007-2012, and he currently serves on NOVA Aquatics of Virginia, Inc.’s board of directors and the Valentine Museum’s board of trustees. 

Turner received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of William and Mary. He received his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Richmond School of Law.

 

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Representative Highlights

  • Represented a Fortune 500 company in a multi-million dollar dispute regarding the termination of an exclusive supplier’s contract. Obtained an award in favor of the company following a multi-day arbitration
  • Represented a Fortune 500 company in a multi-million dollar dispute regarding a coal supply contract. Obtained a $15 million judgment in favor of the company following the court’s decision to grant summary judgment in favor of the company
  • Represented national retailer in multiple class actions, including defeating class certification of a nationwide class of consumers who alleged causes of action based on the retailer’s warranty plans
  • Represented regional bank in multiple class actions, including defeating class certification of a putative class of consumers who alleged claims against the bank under the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Act
  • Represented regional bank in a class action, defeating class certification of a class of consumers who alleged that the bank had violated the Electronic Funds Transfer Act
  • Represented shareholders in Section 220 action filed in Delaware Chancery Court, obtaining documents and information requested by the shareholders from the company
  • Represented developer and City of Richmond at trial regarding claims that the City had improperly granted the developer a special use permit in violation of the petitioner’s Due Process rights, among other causes of action. The court returned a verdict in favor of the developer and City of Richmond
  • Obtained dismissal of judicial officer on claim alleging misconduct in sale of property at auction
  • Tried UCC sale of goods matter on behalf of product distributor, which resulted in dismissal of claims against the distributor
  • Represented the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network in multiple administrative proceedings with member institutions regarding compliance with UNOS and OPTN bylaws
  • Represent manufacturer in business conspiracy/RICO matter
  • Represented builder in arbitration where cause and origin of fire was at issue that destroyed multi-unit dwelling. The arbitrator returned an award in favor of the builder
  • Represented multiple nursing homes and assisted living facilities in wrongful death and personal injury litigation. Obtained an award in favor of a nursing home in a multi-day wrongful death arbitration

Reported Cases

  • Moses v. SunTrust Mortgage, 2014 WL 816 5512 (D.C. Super. Ct. June 2, 2014) (defeating class certification)
  • Ballard v. Branch Banking & Trust, Co., 284 F.R.D. 9 (D.D.C. 2012) (defeating class certification)
  • Stanley v. Central Garden and Pet Corp., 891 F. Supp. 2d 757 (D. Md. 2012) (granting motion to strike certain class allegations)