William C. Turner

  • 59 Oak Marsh Drive
  • Henderson, Nevada 89074
  • Office Phone: 702-525-4888
  • Office Fax: 702-361-5239
  • Place of Birth: Omaha, Nebraska

Supreme Court Mediation History:

  • Date Appointed: 3/5/97
  • Number of Cases Mediated: 353
  • Current As Of: 1/3/23

Areas of Practice:

  • Arbitration/Mediation, Special Master, Discovery/Construction, Short Trial Judge

Bar Memberships:

  • Nevada (1976)
  • California (1977)
  • Georgia (1969)
  • District of Columbia (1969)
  • Federal/Districts of Nevada, Georgia, California and DC
  • Federal/9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
Emory UniversityAtlanta, Georgia19621966UndergraduateB.A. (1966)
Law Schools
Emory Law SchoolAtlanta, Georgia19661969J.D. (1969)
Georgetown University Law SchoolWashington, D.C.19691971Master of Trial Laws (1971)
Professional Experience
S.E.C.Washington, D.C.Civil and Criminal Securities Fraud19711975
U.S. AttorneyLas VegasSpecial Assistant U.S. Attorney for District of Nevada19721975
U.S. AttorneyLas VegasChief, Civil Division19751987
Various Law FirmsLas VegasCivil Litigation19871994
Turner & RiddleLas VegasManaging Attorney19942004
8th Judicial District CourtLas VegasShort Jury Trial Judge2002Present
8th Judicial District CourtLas VegasMediation/Arbitration (Special Master)2005Present
 Las Vegas & OregonOwner/Mediator Dispute Resolution - Mediation Dispute Centers2005Present
Mediation and Other ADR Training
American Arbitration AssociationLas VegasBasic & Advanced Mediation and Arbitration & Chairman Training--
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasSettlement Judge Roundtables & Advanced Training1997-Present
Clark Co. Bar, State Bar of Nevada, AAA, NITA--Additional Numerous Seminars and Teacher of Numerous Seminars--
U.S. Arbitration & MediationPhoenix, ArizonaMediation and Arbitration1990's
Postal/EEOCRenoEEOC Employment Disputes



NASDLas VegasAdvanced Training and Chairman1998-2000
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasAdvanced Appellate Mediation Training2007
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasAdvanced Appellate Mediation Training


Nevada Supreme Court

Las VegasForeclosure Mediator Training2009
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasAdvanced Appellate Mediation Training - Preventing & Breaking Impasse2010
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasRoundtable/Procedural Issues for Settlement Judges2011
American Bar AssociationSan Diego9th Annual Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute2011
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasProcedural & Ethical Issues in Mediation for Settlement Judges2013
State Bar of NevadaLas VegasHot Topics in Mediation and Judicial Settlement2014
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasTechniques & Best Practices in Civil Mediation at the Appellate Level2016
DRILas Vegas     Effective Tips for Mediation and Arbitration (Instructor)2019
Nevada Supreme Court Appellate Mediation: Tips, Tactics & Techniques2020
Nevada Supreme Court Using an Online Platform to Conduct Mediation2020
Nevada Supreme Court Do Virtual Settlement Conferences Work? Mediating in the Times of Coronavirus2020
Nevada Supreme Court The Inside Scoop on Settlement Mediation Strategies - Part 12021
Nevada Supreme Court The Inside Scoop on Settlement Mediation Strategies - Part 22021
Nevada Supreme Court Overview of Common Procedural Issues for Settlement Judges2022
Mediation and Other ADR Experience
NASD FINRA Chair, Arbitrator----19932010
Arbitrator/Mediator, Chair--American Arbitration Association19882010
Private Arbitrator/Mediator--1400 cases19942010
EEOC Mediator--Conduct Mediations for U.S. Post Office in Redress Program19942001
ArbitratorLas VegasArbitration for 8th Judicial District Court19952004
Supreme Court Settlement JudgeLas VegasMediation of Appellate Cases1997Present
Mediator for 8th Judicial District CourtLas Vegas--2005Present
Private Mediation and ArbitrationNational 20052010
Special MasterLas Vegas8th Judicial District Court20072010
Dispute Resolution Board MasterCity Center Las Vegas 20062010

Professional Organizations

  • State Bar of Nevada, Board of Governors (2000-2008)
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Leadership TIPS) (2002-2010)
  • Chairman, ADR Section, State Bar of Nevada (1999-2008)
  • Chairman, Short Jury Trial Commission (2001-2004)
  • Nevada Trial Lawyers Association (1999-2006)
  • Chairman, Lawyer Advertising Commission for Nevada Supreme Court


  • Cited by Supreme Court for Mediation as a Settlement Judge
  • Cited by William Webster, FBI, for Prosecutorial Effort
  • Cited by Inspector General, Health and Human Services, for Prosecutorial Effort in Insurance Fraud Case
  • National Award for Community Service
  • Award for Short Jury Trial Project
  • 1 of 6 Arbitrators/Mediators to be selected for Super Lawyers Magazine by his Peers in the State of Nevada (2008,2009,2010)
  • Published Articles
  • The Communique: Jurors Approve of the short Jury Trial Program, Changes in Short Trial and the New Mediation Program 2002, 2005; the Effects of the short Trial Program in Nevada on Jury Trials, Nevada State Bar Journal, 2003; Commission on Lawyer Advertising; Communique, 2006; Author of Chapter 21, ADR Section, Nevada Civil Practice Manual 2007, 2008, 2010 Lexis Nexis; (to be published October 2010) State Bar Magazine, Arbitration and Evidence
  • Professional Teaching
  • Numerous Courses on Mediation, Arbitration, and National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA)