Turner Johnston

Turner Johnston is a zealous advocate who genuinely cares about the well-being of his clients. His practice focuses primarily on catastrophic personal injury, including commercial truck collisions, motor vehicle collisions, premise liability, general negligence, fires and explosions, wrongful deaths, airplane accidents, train accidents, industrial accidents, defective products, assaults, sex crimes, dram shop liability, and much more. In addition to his personal injury work, Turner’s practice also includes business disputes, breach of contract, and securities arbitration.

Born and raised in Houston, Turner is a first-generation college graduate, obtaining his bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston Downtown and his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.  While in law school, Turner served in several student leadership positions and as a student attorney in the school’s civil law clinic, where he gained valuable experience helping indigent clients who could not otherwise afford legal representation. 

Prior to joining Sorrels Law, Turner worked as a defense attorney in securities arbitration, professional liability, and personal injury, where he represented securities brokerage firms, financial advisors, real estate firms, realtors, trucking companies, and commercial airlines.  Turner has also represented textile manufacturers, construction companies, energy companies, and Native American tribes in commercial litigation and arbitration, both as plaintiff and defendant. 

After several years of working with insurance carriers and large corporations, Turner decided he was ready for a professional change where he could combine his love of the law with his passion for helping people.  He sought a firm that shared those same values and he found it at Sorrels Law.  

Turner is passionate about helping his injured clients because he understands what they are going through, not only in their case but in their lives.  When he was 22 years old, he suffered a catastrophic injury that left him permanently and completely blind in his right eye and legally blind in his left eye.  It took nearly two years and numerous surgeries to recover functional vision in his left eye, and he still deals with complications from the injury regularly.  His unique experience helps Turner connect with his clients because he understands the physical, emotional, and financial toll of trying to recover from a catastrophic injury, and he has a sincere desire to help them restore their lives.

Since joining Sorrels, Turner has secured millions of dollars in recoveries for his clients.  For Turner, there is no better day at work than the days he gets to tell his clients they have obtained justice and compensation for the harm done to them through no fault of their own.

Turner works hard to give his clients the results they need and deserve. He understands that just one important fact can determine the outcome of a case, so he works each case with meticulous detail from the start to put his clients in the best position they can be in to win.

In 2024, Turner’s hard work and dedication were recognized by his peers when he was awarded the distinction of being named a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star—an award bestowed upon less than 5% of attorneys in the State of Texas.

  • State of Texas
  • Western District of Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Northern District of Texas
  • Southern District of Texas
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • University of Houston Downtown, 2015
  • University of Houston Law Center, 2018
  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2024