Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Gov. Beebe Names Todd Turner as the Democrat Chairman

Gov. Mike Beebe announced this afternoon at the Political Animal Club lunch at the Governor’s Mansion that Todd Turner will be the new chairman of the Democrat Party. Turner is an attorney in Arkadelphia. Below is the bio on him from his law firm’s website, where Turner works with former Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice “Dub” Arnold. Turner made a name for himself in Arkansas in his representation of plaintiffs suing pay day lenders for unfair practices.

From his website...

Todd Turner graduated from Ouachita Baptist University and received his law degree from the UALR School of Law. He served as an officer in the Arkansas Army National Guard and has served as a deputy prosecuting attorney. In 2007, Todd was included in Mid-South Super Lawyers in the area of general litigation. This designation is based on a peer review process and only 5% of the total attorneys in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee are included. He received the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association's Consumer Advocate Award in 2000 and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Better Business Bureau. He is a tenured delegate in the ABA House of Delegates and currently serves on the Board of Governors. He has served as President of the Southwest Arkansas and Clark County Bar Associations and he is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates. He has written several articles on consumer law issues and has served as class counsel in over 35 cases. He has handled over 20 appeals in cases involving consumer class actions and arbitration. His practice focuses on consumer cases.

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