Mr. Turner is an accomplished attorney with over twenty years of professional experience. His practice areas include bankruptcy, consumer finance, default mortgage litigation, immigration law, franchising, and civil litigation. Mr. Turner has recent in house experience with major loan servicers managing default mortgage litigation and bankruptcy matters. Mr. Turner has proven analytical, communication, negotiation, and presentation skills and is an author and speaker on bankruptcy and litigation, with numerous reported decisions. Mr. Turner is licensed in both Texas and Florida.
Mr. Turner and his wife relocated from Texas to Florida in 2016 together with their four dogs. They enjoy the beach, traveling, cooking and the outdoors.
Vendorpass, Inc. / Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Coppell, Texas
Contract Attorney, Jan. to Nov. 2016
Contract assignment with Nationstar Mortgage supporting servicing business contract recovery and repurchase groups to manage counterparty risks and maximize recoveries associated with servicing business (trustees, master servicers, GSEs).
Axiom Global, Inc., Irving, Texas
Mortgage Litigation Attorney, 2014-2015
Secondment to Citibank, N.A. residential mortgage litigation group. Managed a portfolio of approximately 200 CitiMortgage litigation matters related to mortgage default servicing, including issues arising in the defense of foreclosure (irregularities in loss mitigation, bankruptcy practices, OCC consent orders, FDCPA and state debt collection law violations, and foreclosure process deficiencies).
CLMG Corp., Plano, Texas
Litigation Counsel, 2007-2014
Supervised and actively directed outside counsel on litigation, real estate workouts and foreclosure, bankruptcy reorganization, title claims and lender liability matters for loan servicer of Beal Bank and Beal affiliates. Advised senior management and portfolio managers on loss mitigation, foreclosure and bankruptcy matters relating to consumer and commercial mortgages in order to ensure best practices, legal compliance, efficient, low-cost handling and high performance level.
Hall & Turner, P.C. /Law Office of John K. Turner, Dallas, Texas
Represented clients in litigation and transactional matters, including corporate formation, contracts, real estate, leases, regulatory matters, creditors' rights, bankruptcy, and IP/trademark infringement.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Dallas, Texas, 2003-2005
Represented diverse commercial clients on issues including secured bank debt, DIP financing, bond debt, tax-exempt bonds, lender liability, commercial leasing and real estate transactions, administrative law and regulatory matters, asset sales, UCC, contracts, leases, directors' and officers' liability defense and creditors' rights.
Larson King LLP, Dallas, Texas, 2002 – 2003
Represented parties in all facets of commercial litigation and bankruptcy cases.
Bell, Nunnally & Martin, LLP, Dallas, Texas, 1996 – 2002
Represented parties in all facets of bankruptcy, commercial litigation, appeals and regulatory matters.
Law Office of Tom Ford, Plano, Texas, 1994 – 1996, Attorney
Represented clients in all phases of bankruptcy.
Juris Doctor (1993)
Southern Methodist University School of Law – Dallas, TX
Staff Editor and Leading Articles Editor, The International Lawyer 1991-93
Bachelor of Arts, History, Cum Laude (1990)
University of Texas at Austin – Austin, TX
MBA-Corporate Finance (2013)
University of Dallas Graduate School of Management – Dallas, TX
Admissions: Texas; Florida
Murphy v. Penn. Higher Ed. Assist. Agency, 282 F.3d 868 (5th Cir. 2002); In re Cox, 292 B.R. 141 (Bankr. E.D. Tex. 2003); In re Agent Systems, Inc., 289 B.R. 828 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 2002); In re Seatco, Inc., 257 B.R. 469 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 2001); In re Seatco, Inc, 259 B.R. 279 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 2001); Ed. Credit Mgmt. Corp. v. McLeroy (In re McLeroy), 250 B.R. 872 (N.D. Tex. 2000).
Author and Speaker:
“Emerging Trends in Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Litigation” Lorman Ed. Serv's (Nov. 2004); “Advanced Judgment Enforcement” Lorman Educational Services (Feb. 2004); “Bankruptcy in Texas” Lorman Educational Services (Aug. 2006 / 2005 / 2004 / 2003); “Basic Bankruptcy” Sterling Educational Services (Nov. 2003); “A Bankruptcy Overview for Creditors” Nat'l Ass'n of Creditor Managers, DFW Chapter (2001); “Complying with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in Texas” Nat'l Bus. Inst. (July 1999).
“Giving God the Unavoidable Preference: Tithing and the Religious Liberty and Charitable Donation Protection Act of 1998” ABI Journal, Vol. XIX, No. 9 at 8 (Nov. 2000).