Former Chief Prosecutor. Former State District Court Judge.
Now Fighting for You.

Attorney E.R. (Ned) Turnbull

Managing Partner

E.R. (Ned) Turnbull is the Managing Partner of Turnbull Legal Group. As a former State District Court Judge, Chief of the Criminal Division, and former Chief Prosecutor, he has a wide range of knowledge in criminal matters and uses these experiences to fight for the rights of his clients. His extensive experience in all areas of the criminal justice system gives our firm invaluable insight. We are prepared to leverage this knowledge in your case.

As a seasoned litigator, Mr. Turnbull has tried over 100 felony jury trials and thousands of court proceedings. With his unmatched understanding of litigation procedures and practices, he knows what to expect from attorneys and judges, and knows how to develop the most effective defense strategies. As a Houston criminal defense attorney, Mr. Turnbull's primary goal is to protect your constitutional rights and safeguard your future.

  • Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Executive Department Proclamation
  • Trial Judges Association
  • Avvo
  • Appellate Court
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Emergency Appellate Court Division Judge
  • United State Courts
  • Governor's Judicial Commendation

Your Future is at Stake

Put Our Experience to Work for YOU


His successful record has earned Mr. Turnbull endorsements from:

  • Marquis Who's Who publications
  • Executive Department Proclamation
  • Governor's Judicial Commendation
  • Numerous Chambers of Commerce
  • Newspaper Editorial Boards
  • Legal Bar Associations
  • Law Enforcement and Safety Organizations


  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Oklahoma
  • Additionally, he is a member of the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas and a number of other Federal Jurisdictions.

Memberships (Past & Present)

  • Trial Judges Association
  • Appellate Court Rules Committee
  • Emergency Appellate Court Division

Protecting Clients Is Our #1 Priority

We Know How to Win in Court
  • No Bill Murder - 1st Degree
  • Charge Reduced Assault - 3rd Degree
  • No Bill Possession of Controlled Substance - 2nd Degree
  • Charge Reduced Possession of Marijuana
  • No Bill Manufacturing/Delivery of Controlled Substance
  • Case Dismissed Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon - 2nd Degree
  • Case Dismissed Possession of Controlled Substance
  • Not Guilty by Jury Aggravated Sexual Assault of Child - 1st Degree
  • Case Dismissed Attempted Sexual Assault - 3rd Degree
  • Charge Reduced Aggravated Assault With Deadly Weapon - 2nd Degree

Experience Makes the Difference

  • Former Chief Prosecutor & District Court Judge
  • Over 25 Years in Practice
  • Free Case Consultations
  • Clear & Simplified Written Case Summaries Provided
  • A Team of Attorneys Dedicated to Your Case
  • Experienced Attorneys With Diverse Legal Backgrounds

Hear Directly From Our Clients

  • “Ned Turnbull is the only lawyer that I would use for the rest of my life! The man is VERY professional.”

    Jimmy Ray

  • “He is intelligent, personable and professional at all times, and he has the respect of others in his profession.”


  • “Due to his assiduous preparation of my case, he was able to negotiate a very hard to obtain resolution to my case. ”

    Past client

  • “He strategically worked the case until both my daughter and her boyfriend received drug counseling and probation.”

    J. V.