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Mr. Turnage joined Mayer, Smith & Roberts, L.L.P. in 1986 after having served as a Law Clerk to Louisiana’s Second Circuit Court of Appeal. Mr. Turnage served as a representative in the Young Lawyer’s Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association from 1991 until 1995, and currently serves the Association as a member of its House of Delegates. Mr. Turnage’s primary areas of practice include automobile liability law, premises liability law, products liability law, and workers’ compensation law.


  • Louisiana Tech University
    B.A., magna cum laude, 1981
  • Louisiana State University and A&M College
    J.D., 1984

Bar Admissions:

  • Louisiana, 1984

Admitted to Practice:

  • All Louisiana state courts, including Louisiana Supreme Court
  • Federal courts:

   United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana

   United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana

   United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 

Professional Memberships:

  • Shreveport Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Section, District 8 Representative, 1991-1995
  • House of Delegates, 1998-2000
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • The Defense Research Institute
  • LSU Law School Alumni Advisory Board, 1994-1999
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation, Fellow

Areas of Practice:

  • Automobile Liability Law
  • Premises Liability Law
  • Products Liability Law
  • Workers’ Compensation Law
  • Mediations