Practice Areas

Since 1979, Valdosta attorney Wm. Al Turner, Jr. has provided a diverse range of legal services to individuals, families, and businesses in the communities of Southeast Georgia. Mr. Turner is the recipient of an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, indicating that other attorneys rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. To find out how his firm can offer assistance in your particular case, contact us today. Our services include:


Mr. Turner and his experienced staff handle all paperwork involved in adoptions, helping clients to navigate the intricate web of laws and red tape that govern this complicated process.

Corporations & LLCs

We help people throughout Southeast Georgia establish new businesses by guiding them through the formation process, including forming corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs). We also assist our clients in establishing by-laws and operating agreements for their businesses.

Estate Planning

Estate planning is the process by which an attorney helps you set forth your legal wishes for how you want your estate to be distributed after you pass on, while giving careful consideration to potential tax consequences, probate avoidance, planning for potential future incapacity, and other issues. At the law office of Wm. Al Turner, we help people in Valdosta and the surrounding communities establish simple wills & trusts to ensure the passage of their assets to their intended beneficiaries. Our estate planning services also include establishing special needs trusts and living/intervivos trusts.

Probate & Estate Administration

When a person passes away, depending on the nature of their estate and how title to their assets is held, probate administration may be required. Probate is the process where the court oversees the administration of the deceased person’s estate, ensuring the deceased’s taxes and debts are settled and distributing the assets of the estate to the appropriate beneficiaries. Wm. Al Turner, Jr. assists clients with probating wills, and also handles the administration of estates when an individual has died without a will, or “intestate.”


Wm. Al Turner, Jr. has experience assisting his clients in establishing legal guardians for adults who are incapacitated, mentally disabled, or otherwise unable to care for themselves, as well as guardianships for minors. A guardianship is authorized by the Georgia courts to give a person decision-making powers for another individual, regarding everything from their day-to-day life to their medical care.

Real Estate

Real estate law transactions involve a significant investment of time and capital, making it essential that you work with an attorney who can protect your interests. Our work in this area focuses primarily on residential closings, but we also have experience with commercial closings.

Personal Injury

Suffering an injury can be devastating both to one’s physical and emotional health, to say nothing of the financial toll taken by the costs of medical care, and the potential risk for lost wages due to missed time at work. When an injury is caused by another person or a negligent corporate entity, the victim is entitled to recover for the losses he or she has suffered. Wm. Al Turner, Jr. is experienced in helping injured plaintiffs obtain the compensation to which they are entitled, and will take on claims involving virtually every type of injury, serious or minor, provided that he believes he can help. Past clients have included the victims of:

  • Car accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Medical malpractice
  • Wrongful death
  • Slips and falls

Insurance Defense

In addition to representing injured plaintiffs, we have also handled defense duties in connection with personal injury claims. When lawsuits are filed frivolously, or people claim to have suffered damages to which they are not legally entitled, we defend the rights of insurance companies to ensure they are not taken advantage of by the very people they are contractually bound to protect. Our insurance defense work focuses primarily on auto accident cases.