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 University Atlanta, Georgia 1962 1966 Undergraduate B.A. (1966)
Law Schools
Emory Law School Atlanta, Georgia 1966 1969 J.D. (1969)
Georgetown University Law School Washington, D.C. 1969 1971 Master of Trial Laws (1971)
Professional Experience
S.E.C. Washington, D.C. Civil and Criminal Securities Fraud 1971 1975
U.S. Attorney Las Vegas Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for District of Nevada 1972 1975
U.S. Attorney Las Vegas Chief, Civil Division 1975 1987
Various Law Firms Las Vegas Civil Litigation 1987 1994
Turner & Riddle Las Vegas Managing Attorney 1994 2004
8th Judicial District Court Las Vegas Short Jury Trial Judge 2002 Present
8th Judicial District Court Las Vegas Mediation/Arbitration (Special Master) 2005 Present
  Las Vegas & Oregon Owner/Mediator Dispute Resolution - Mediation Dispute Centers 2005 Present
Mediation and Other ADR Training
American Arbitration Association Las Vegas Basic & Advanced Mediation and Arbitration & Chairman Training --
Nevada Supreme Court Las Vegas Settlement Judge Roundtables & Advanced Training 1997-Present
Clark Co. Bar, State Bar of Nevada, AAA, NITA -- Additional Numerous Seminars and Teacher of Numerous Seminars --
U.S. Arbitration & Mediation Phoenix, Arizona Mediation and Arbitration 1990's
Postal/EEOC Reno EEOC Employment Disputes



NASD Las Vegas Advanced Training and Chairman 1998-2000
Nevada Supreme Court Las Vegas Advanced Appellate Mediation Training 2007
Nevada Supreme Court Las Vegas Advanced Appellate Mediation Training


Nevada Supreme Court

Las Vegas Foreclosure Mediator Training 2009
Nevada Supreme Court Las Vegas Advanced Appellate Mediation Training - Preventing & Breaking Impasse 2010
Nevada Supreme Court Las Vegas Roundtable/Procedural Issues for Settlement Judges 2011
American Bar Association San Diego 9th Annual Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute 2011
Nevada Supreme Court Las Vegas Procedural & Ethical Issues in Mediation for Settlement Judges 2013
State Bar of Nevada Las Vegas Hot Topics in Mediation and Judicial Settlement 2014
Nevada Supreme Court Las Vegas Techniques & Best Practices in Civil Mediation at the Appellate Level 2016
DRI Las Vegas      Effective Tips for Mediation and Arbitration (Instructor) 2019
Nevada Supreme Court   Appellate Mediation: Tips, Tactics & Techniques 2020
Nevada Supreme Court   Using an Online Platform to Conduct Mediation 2020
Nevada Supreme Court   Do Virtual Settlement Conferences Work? Mediating in the Times of Coronavirus 2020
Nevada Supreme Court   The Inside Scoop on Settlement Mediation Strategies - Part 1 2021
Nevada Supreme Court   The Inside Scoop on Settlement Mediation Strategies - Part 2 2021
Nevada Supreme Court   Overview of Common Procedural Issues for Settlement Judges 2022
Mediation and Other ADR Experience
NASD FINRA Chair, Arbitrator -- -- 1993 2010
Arbitrator/Mediator, Chair -- American Arbitration Association 1988 2010
Private Arbitrator/Mediator -- 1400 cases 1994 2010
EEOC Mediator -- Conduct Mediations for U.S. Post Office in Redress Program 1994 2001
Arbitrator Las Vegas Arbitration for 8th Judicial District Court 1995 2004
Supreme Court Settlement Judge Las Vegas Mediation of Appellate Cases 1997 Present
Mediator for 8th Judicial District Court Las Vegas -- 2005 Present
Private Mediation and Arbitration National   2005 2010
Special Master Las Vegas 8th Judicial District Court 2007 2010
Dispute Resolution Board Master City Center Las Vegas   2006 2010

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)