W. Scott Turnbull joins firm as partner
W. Scott Turnbull has joined Crary Buchanan as a partner at the full-service law firm. He represents investors in securities-related lawsuits, handles general trust lititgation, and advocates for business entities in general civil litigation.
“I see a real need on the Treasure Coast for these services,” said Turnbull, a Stuart resident who has practiced law for 12 years. “Too many people have suffered improper financial losses that need to be redressed.”
Turnbull began at Crary Buchanan in February. He was previously a partner of Miller Canfield, an Am Law 200 firm, where he specialized in securities litigation, trust litigation, and general business litigation.
“I had an opportunity to work for myself, but I preferred to join a law firm that enjoys the highest level of respect from the local and legal communities,” Turnbull said. “I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues at Crary Buchanan in growing a successful practice.”
Turnbull represents individuals who have suffered investment losses due to the improper conduct of their brokers or financial advisors. He works to recover funds placed in unsuitable investments or mishandled through a breach of fiduciary duty.
Turnbull also represents estates, beneficiaries and trustees in trust-related matters. He helps clients when they discover that the trustees or financial advisors of their trusts have failed in their duties or abused their positions of responsibility.
“Scott’s devotion to helping people meshes with our ‘clients, not cases’ philosophy,” said managing partner Mike Crary. “With Scott on board, our law firm can better serve the Treasure Coast.”
Turnbull was graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., and from Mercy School of Law at the University of Detroit. He also earned a master’s degree in business administration from Grand Valley State University.
Turnbull is licensed to practice law in Florida, Illinois and Michigan. He is admitted to U.S. District Courts in Florida, to the federal bankruptcy court in the Southern District of Florida, and to the Federal Appeals Courts for the Sixth and Eleventh Circuits.
Turnbull is a member of the bar associations in Martin and Palm Beach counties, and The Federal Bar Association. He serves on the international litigation and arbitration committees of The Florida Bar and American Bar Association.