Buddy graduated Order of the Coif upon earning his Juris Doctor degree from the West Virginia University College of Law as a member of the Class of 2004, for which he was also elected Class President. During his time there, he served as a member of the Republican Law Caucus and the West Virginia University Law Review. Buddy was awarded prestigious CALI Awards in both Constitutional Law and Trial Advocacy.
Upon graduation from law school, Buddy began his professional practice with Jackson Kelly, P.L.L.C. at their Morgantown, West Virginia office. In 2007, Buddy returned to Kingwood and practiced with the firm of McNeer, Highland, McMunn and Varner, L.C. Together with Mark Gaydos, he founded Gaydos & Turner, P.L.L.C. to focus more intently on delivering exceptional legal counsel, representation, and service for his clients.
Buddy is a proud veteran who served our nation as an Operations Officer with the United States Coast Guard, culminating in his receipt of the Coast Guard Achievement Medal for his service in Radionavigation.