Meet the Attorneys of Allen Turner Law

Allen Turner

I was born In Roanoke Virginia. Strange I know…right in those beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains I still love so much and have recently opened an office in Blairsville, Georgia. Why strange? After all my Mom and her Mom and her mom’s mom and on and on till the records stop were from Roanoke. The strange thing is that urban legend has me born and raised in new Orleans Louisiana and I never did much to diffuse it.

I did spend much of my adult life in Louisiana and certainly New Orleans. I owned property in the city until Hurricane Katrina changed the city and my life.

I served in The U. S Army National Guard as a combat medic in Baton rouge and in Monroe Louisiana. I went to grad school at what is now the University of Louisiana in Monroe (formerly Northeast Louisiana University) and rejoined the U.S.A.F. while living there. I learned to fly in the soybean fields of North Louisiana and the became a Pilot for the U.S.A.F. training in the famous Cessna T-37B “Tweet” and the Northrup T-38 “Talon” a supersonic trainer. I was stationed at the Headquarters of the Famous “Eighth” Air Force at Barksdale AFB in Bossier city, LA flying air the Boeing KC-135. From Louisiana I flew in around the globe from Japan to Iceland and from Africa to Guam. Later I would fly the Lockheed C-130A and C141B for the Air national Guard using an “ELVIS” call sign and basing in Memphis, TN. Missions from Cuba to Japan and Morocco to Mogadishu Somalia. Our travels for the United Nations tasking went from Cairo, Egypt to Kenya and from Mali to Rwanda.

But, lets back up….I skipped a lot. When I was six I lived in Turkey where my father worked for a N.A.T.O. General. We lived with no phones or TV in a city with cobblestone streets and donkey carts. The only car I remember seeing was a staff car sent for my Dad. I spoke French and went to a catholic French school and spoke Turkish and Greek also. The only people around to speak English to were my mother and father.

When I returned to the US for second grade I lost those languages but now find it very easy to pick up languages when I travel. Maybe there is some process there I don’t grasp. In high school I worked at the Smithsonian Institution until I got a draft card and I enlisted in the USAF where I was a surgical technician and then and EMT in Gulfport Mississippi. I went to college at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Jr. College, Jefferson Davis Campus where I earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Applied Science. This is when I had my first Shovelhead Harley Davidson and started a life of motorcycling. Next I went to Millsap’s College in Jackson, MS and received a BS in Chemistry where of course (wait for it)…mu favorite course was Business Law so yes I applied to law school and was accepted.

Concurrently I started my flying lessons there and completed them in Monroe LA while getting my MS in Chemistry. I flew as a Second Officer, First Officer and Captain for Delta Air Line ,INC and operated the Boeing 727, Boing McDonald Douglas MD-88 and MD-90, Boeing 737-200, Boeing 767 ER, Boeing 737G, Boeing 757, Lockheed L-1011”Tristar” , Boeing 767-400 and the Boeing 777 among others from Rio de Janero to Beijing and from Moscow to Sydney. London, Madrid, Rome , Istanbul, Athens to India….just everywhere!

I received a Master of Arts in Management from Webster University then attended Atlanta’s John Marshal Law School for my JD. I started helping INJURED Clients in 1999. We now serve Georgians in 5 Metro Atlanta locations and treat each new client in the same caring family manner as the first.

For 15 years we have provided Superior Service and Specialized Workers Compensation Care to our clients in West Georgia from our office in Midtown Atlanta, at the Civil War era Historic Henderson House in Dallas GA and several other offices.

Our firm specializes in extraordinary Customer care and Workers Compensation, Auto Accidents, Motorcycle and Trucking accidents and Personal Injury in addition to Social Security Disability claims. We have locations In Dallas, Marietta, Midtown Atlanta, Fayetteville and Blairsville GA.

Darrin Keaton

Darrin was born in Cedar City, Utah and attended high school at Woodbridge Senior High School in Virginia. He graduated summa cum laude from Kennesaw State University with a degree in history in 1994; he then attended Law School at the University of Southern California where he received his Juris Doctor in 1997. He started his professional career as a political consultant in 1992, then in 1998 he decided to focus on practicing law. He is admitted to practice in all Georgia Courts and has been admitted to federal practice in the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the Eastern District of Tennessee and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Cobb County Bar Association, the Paulding County Bar Association, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and the State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project 2004-2009. He has served as Public Defender for the City of Dallas and Solicitor for the City of Hiram. He is an avid soccer fan and Manchester United FC fanatic. He likes to play poker, travel, read and play the drums.

Daniel Kalamaro

Daniel received a Bachelor's in Economics from Georgia State University in 2004, where he was also part of the Economics Honor Society (Omicron Delta Epsilon). He then attended the Maurice A. Dean School of Law at Hofstra University where he received his Juris Doctor in 2007. He then went on to work as a Sales Manager, Account Manager, and a Discovery Adoption Consultant, before joining Allen Turner Law.


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