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Hal Turner Honored with Commissioners Award

Halron Turner Honored with Commissioners Award

MIRIMAR BEACH, Fla. and MONTGOMERY, Ala.—The Alabama State Bar has awarded Halron Turner the 2022 Commissioners Award.

Turner was presented with the award at the 145th Annual Meeting of the Alabama State Bar on June 25, 2022, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Miramar Beach, Fla. Turner was celebrated for the many ways he has impacted his community and profession.

Turner was a 1984 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law. He has practiced with Turner, Onderdonk, Kimbrough and Howell, P.A., of Chatom, where he now serves as managing partner.  His practice with Turner Onderdonk has been primarily focused on civil litigation.

Alabama State Bar President Taze Shepard said, “The Alabama State Bar is proud to award Hal Turner with the Commissioners Award. He has been dedicated to the improvement of the administration of justice in Alabama for many years.”

He is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Alabama Association for Justice.  Turner served as Assistant District Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit from 1984 until 2020.  Since 2013, he has served as Alabama State Bar Commissioner for the First Judicial Circuit.

“Hal Turner is very deserving of this award,” Alabama State Bar Executive Director Terri Lovell said. “We have all benefited from his contributions to the Alabama State Bar”


The Alabama State Bar (ASB) is the official licensing and regulatory organization of lawyers in Alabama. Created in 1879, the Alabama State Bar became an integrated bar in 1923 by an act of the legislature. Since then, ASB programs and activities have continuously served the public and improved the justice system. It is dedicated to promoting the professional responsibility and competence of its members, improving the administration of justice and increasing the public understanding of and respect for the law.

View other award recipients here.


Melissa Warnke
Director of Communications
Alabama State Bar
(334) 517-2218