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Turner Williamson BRANCH


TURNER BRANCH, American Lawyer, Partner of BRANCH LAW FIRM.


Branch, Turner Williamson was born on August 22, 1938 in Houston, Texas, United States. Son of James Alexander and Juanita (Wilson) Branch.


The Marist School, Atlanta, Georgia. University of New Mexico (Bachelor of Arts, 1960). Baylor University (Juris Doctor, 1965).

Phi Delta Phi; Pi Sigma Alpha. Omicron Delta Kappa. Section Editor, Baylor University Law Review, 1964-1965. Recipient, T. R. McDonald Outstanding Student Award, Baylor University, 1965.


1st. Lt„ United States Marine Corps, active duty, 1960-1963. Working as a partner of BRANCH LAW FIRM. Admitted to the bar, 1966, New Mexico, United States. District Court, District of New Mexico and United States.

Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. 1968, United States. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. 1972, United States. Supreme Court.

1988, Texas, Colorado, United States. District Court, District of Colorado and United States. District Court, Western and Southern Districts of Texas.

1989, District of Columbia. 1990, Laguna Indian Tribal Courts.


  • Bar: New Mexico 1966. United States District Court New Mexico 1968. United States Court Appeals (10th circuit), Supreme Court of the United States Court 1972.

    Texas, Colorado, United States District Court (western and southern district) Texas 1988. United States District Court Colorado 1988, District of Columbia 1989, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit), United States District Court (northern district) Texas 1992, United States District Court (eastern district) Texas 1993.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Branch on Construction Pleading and Practice. Section editor Baylor University Law Review, 1964-1965. Contributor articles to journals.

    • Closing Arguments, Callahan & Company, since 1970."Wrongful Death of a Minor in Police Custody," 28 American Jurisprudence Trials, 307, 1981. "Medical Misdiagnosis Damages and the ’So What?’ Defense," New Mexico Trial Lawyer, January, 1983 and Michigan Trial Lawyer, March, 1983. "Misdiagnosis of Cancer," 30 American Jurisprudence Trials, 1983."Obstetrics and Gynecology Malpractice," 40 American Jurisprudence Trials, 1, 1990. "The Trial of An Optholmology Case," 32 American Jurisprudence Trials, 1985. "Failure to Protect the Public From Intoxicated Drivers," 34 American Juisprudence Trials 499.Branch on Construction Site Accidents, Wiley Law Publications, 1987. "Using Lay Opinion Testimony," Volume 36 Issue 3, March 1987. Trial Talk, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Publication, 1987.Contributor, "Exemplars of Cross-Examination of Lay Witnesses," Matthew Bender, CrossExamination of Lay Witnesses, 1988. Editor and Contributing Author: Construction Accident Pleading and Practice, Wiley Law Publications, 1988. Director of Liquor Control, State of New Mexico, 1966-1968.City Attorney, City of Gallup, 1970-1972. Member, House Judiciary Committee and House Corporation and Banking Committee, New Mexico House of Representatives, 1968-1974. Co-Chair, Cartwright Memorial Endowment Fund, since 1988.Member of Faculty: National Advance College of Advocacy, University of Nevada-Reno, 1984. Kansas Trial Lawyers Continuing legal education Lecturer on Trial Tactics, Keystone, Colorado, 1988. The National College of Advocacy, University of Washington School of Law, 1985.The National College of Advocacy, "Maximizing Damages," Snowmass, Colorado, 1985. The National College of Advocacy, Basic Trial Advocacy Course, San Diego, California, 1986. The National College of Advocacy, Specialized Course in "Premises Liability," Vail, Colorado, 1986.Kansas Trial Lawyer Continuing legal education Santa Fe, Lecturer, Final Arguments, 1989. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Specialized Course in Evidence, 1986. Kansas Trial Lawyers Association "Continuing legal education Durango, Colorado Hedonic Damages," 1990.Lecturer, 40th Annual ATLA Convention, "Proving Economic Damages in FELA Cases," New York City, 1986. Member, Negligence Advisory Committee, American Arbitration Association, since 1968. Faculty, "Obstetric Malpractice, Legal, Medical and Nursing Perspectives," Texas Trial Lawyers at Continuing legal education in Steamboat Springs, Colorado on Trial Tactics, 1990.A BMW Seminar, 1988.


New Mexico Medical-Legal Grievance Committee, since 1984. Judicial Selection Committee, 2nd Judicial District, since 1989. Member: Albuquerque (Chairman, Committee with Other Professions, 1969), Colorado, South Western Colordao and American (National Vice-Chairman, Tort Insurance Practice Section, 1988 Bar Associations.

State Bar of New Mexico (Member, 1972—and Chairman, 1982-1986, Fee Arbitration Committee. Member, Legal-Medical Review Committee, since 1969). State Bar of Texas; Albuquerque Lawyers Club.

New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1969-1973). Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. New York Trial Lawyers.

Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (State Committeeman, 1970-1974.

Substaining Member, since 1978). National Advance College of Trial Advocates (Vice-Chairman, 1984-1985. Western States); American Society of Law and Medicine.

American Judicature Society. American Board of Trial Advocates (Diplomate. President, Albuquerque Chapter, 1984.

Member, National Board of Directors, since 1990). National Board of Trial Advocacy (Examiner, since 1986). Fellow, New Mexico Bar Foundation (Diplomate).

[1st. Lt„ United States Marine Corps, active duty, 1960-1963]. Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.


Married Margaret Moses. Children: Brian Kern, Rebecca Claire.

James Alexander Branch

Juanita (Wilson) Branch

Margaret Moses

Brian Kern Branch

Rebecca Claire Branch