Experience And Integrity For Complex Disputes
For over two decades, Jason Turner has represented Californians in civil matters including construction law, business contracts and personal injury actions. Over the past 10 years, Mr. Turner has diversified his litigation and consulting practice, regularly serving as a neutral to assist litigants with the resolution of their disputes.
Based in Orange County, Jason Turner began his litigation career primarily handling plaintiff claims in personal injury and employment law. After transitioning to another firm, Mr. Turner expanded his experience with construction litigation claims, business disputes, fraud claims and HOA disputes, serving as counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants. He refined and expanded his knowledge of construction contract and construction defect claims, taking on more and more complex matters as time progressed. This balance of work on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants enabled him to see the strengths and challenges litigants face on both sides. This dual perspective not only bolsters his skills as a litigator but aids his ability to make fair determinations when serving as a neutral.
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Neutral Services And Alternative Dispute Resolution
Full-fledged litigation can be so expensive and drawn out that it becomes counterproductive. The Law Office of Jason E. Turner, APC is a proponent of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) where it makes business and economic sense for clients. Over time, Jason Turner has developed a strong niche as a knowledgeable, impartial and effective neutral in ADR. His services include:
- Arbitrator – Arbitration is a streamlined and private alternative to the courts. Mr. Turner is an accomplished arbitrator known for keeping these proceedings tight and fair while resolving complex and high-stakes disputes.
- Judicial Reference Referee – Essentially, the court subcontracts disputes to Mr. Turner as a neutral special master (referee). The key advantage of this increasingly popular process is bypassing a crowded court docket. And unlike binding arbitration, judicial reference rulings can be appealed.
- Discovery Referee – The discovery process is largely where litigation bogs down. As a referee, Mr. Turner takes input from both sides in parallel proceedings and makes a recommendation to the court.
- Mediator – Mediation is a nonbinding negotiation that aims to avoid the expense and distraction of litigation. Jason Turner serves as the neutral facilitator to keep discussions productive and suggest solutions.
Construction Law And Litigation
The Law Office of Jason E. Turner, APC, represents general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and suppliers in construction disputes. The firm also provides front-end consulting in construction project contracts to avoid legal conflicts and provide a forum for dispute resolution. Jason Turner has extensive experience in construction defect litigation, from structural defects to water intrusion and mold, and representing builders in perfecting and litigating mechanic’s liens for nonpayment.
Eminently Qualified To Protect Your Interests
Jason Turner has practiced law in California since 1999. His background includes litigation of personal injury, premises liability and product liability claims, and labor and employment disputes, all of which may come into play for our construction contractor clients. That wide experience as plaintiff and defense counsel enables him to strategize accordingly when representing clients and to act with integrity and inefficiency as a neutral hearing officer or mediator.
Jason is a member of the American Arbitration Association and is a past chair of the Construction Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the state courts of California and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.