James Turley received his B.A. from the University of Missouri in 1970, and his J.D. from the University of Missouri in 1974.
He was in the private practice of law from 1974 – 1996. He was Director of Claims Litigation for Shelter Insurance Company from 1996 – 1999, and Senior Counsel for Shelter Insurance from 1999 – 2019. Mr. Turley has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Missouri School of Law since 2017. He has been a consultant in insurance law and practice since 2019.
Mr. Turley was President of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys 1985; Governor: American Association for Justice 1984 – 1989; Governor: Missouri Bar 1986 – 1990; Author: Trial Handbook for Missouri Lawyers – West Publishing Co. 1984; Board Member: Missouri Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts 1988 – 1990; Winner: Missouri Lawyers Weekly Article of the Year – 2000 (Reservation of Rights Cases in Missouri); Chairman: Missouri Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association 2004.