1007 East Main Street
Radford, Virginia 24141
Clifford L. Harrison began his practice in 1984 with the firm of Stone,
Wall & Hamrick, the descendent of the firm of Dalton, Poff & Turk.
The partners were John N. Dalton, who became Governor of Virginia,
Richard H. Poff, who became justice of the Virginia Supreme Court,
and James C. Turk, who became judge of the United States District
Court for the Western District of Virginia, as well as Edwin C. Stone,
one of the preeminent trial lawyers in Southwest Virginia. Clifford L.
Harrison became a partner in the firm in 1986.
James C. Turk, Jr. joined the firm in 1987, having practiced two years
before that with other firms. He is currently one of the most well
recognized names in criminal defense in Southwest Virginia, having
handled a number of high profile criminal cases, including several
capital murder cases in which an acquittal was obtain. James C. Turk,
Jr. has been a partner in the firm since 1987.
Harrison & Turk, P.C. is rated "AV" by Martindale & Hubble
(www.martindalehubble.com), which is the highest rating offered.
Martindale & Hubble is the most noted service in rating attorneys in
the nation. The "A" stands for the firm's proficiency on a scale of A,
B, C and not rated, and the "V" stands for the quality of the firm's
ethics, with "V" being the highest rating.
History of Harrison & Turk, P.C.
Graduated in 1985 from Cumberland School of Law of Stamford
University. Licensed to Practice in all courts in the Commonwealth of
Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of
Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the United
States Supreme Court. Mr. Turk has practiced law in Radford since
1985. Certified as a civil and criminal trial advocate by the National
Board of Trial Advocacy. Member of the Virginia State Bar (member
sections: Criminal Justice, Litigation, life member of National Association
of Criminal Defense Lawyers, fellow of National College of Trial
Advocacy, member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America,
member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference; member of the
American Board of Trial Advocates. Adjunct Professor, Criminal Justice
Department, Radford University, Chairman, Board of Directors, Virginia
Student Assistance Authorities, 1994-1998. Reported Cases include:
Fisher v. U.S., 912 F.2d 728 (4th Cir. 1990);Hudspith v. Comm. 17 Va.
App.136 (1993); Price v. Comm. 18 Va.App. 136, (1994); Prichett v.
Commonwealth, No. 1430-99-3 (Va. App. 2000); Reid v. True, 342
F.3rd 327 (4th Cir. 2003); Reid v. True, 349 F.3d 788 (4th Cir. 2003).
Certified player agent for the National Basketball Association. One of the
few attorneys in the New River Valley to receive the highest rating
awarded by Martindale and Hubbel “AV”.
James C. Turk, Jr.
Clifford L. Harrison
Graduated in 1984 cum laude from Washington and Lee University School
of Law (American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Law and
Bankruptcy). He has practiced law in Radford, Virginia since October of
1984. Licensed to practice in all State and Federal courts. Reported
Cases include: Mead Corp. v. Tilley, 490 U.S. 714 (1989) (asset
reversion under ERISA); Pachaly v. City of Lynchburg, 897 F.2d 723
(4th Cir. 1990) (1983 civil rights); Hercules, Inc. v. Stump, 2 Va.App. 77,
341 S.E.2d 394 (1987) (workers compensation): H. T. Bowling, Inc. v.
Bain, 64 Bankr. 581 (W.D. Va. 1986) (lien perfection); Foods First, Inc.
v. Gables Associates, 224 Va. 180, 418 S.E.2d 888 (1992) (construction
of lease provision); Combustion Eng'g Inc. v. Lafon, 22 Va.App. 235,
468 S.E.2d 698 (1996) (worker's compensation); In re Mensh v. Dyer,
956 F.2d 36 (4th Cir. 1991) (civil rights); In re Gaines 178 Bankr. 101
(1991) (Bankruptcy); Barnes v St. Albans Psych. Hosp., 946 F.2d 884
(4th Cir. 1991) (contract); Hughes v. Coca Cola Bottling Co., 927 F.2d
596 (1991) (wrongful discharge); Cross v. Keller, 268 Va. 618, 450
S.E.2d 136 (1999) (insurance); Tilley v. Mead Corp., 815 F.2d 989 (4th
Cir. 1987) (pension benefits); Prichett v. Commonwealth, No. 1430-99-3
(Va. App. 2000) (murder); Reid v. True, 342 F.3rd 327 (4th Cir. 2003)
(murder); Reid v. True, 349 F.3d 788 (4th Cir. 2003) (murder). Practice
concentrates on personal injury, domestic and criminal litigation. Certified
player agent for the National Basketball Association.
Assistant to Cliff Harrison
Jennie has over 26 years of legal experience. This includes 11
years with Henry Lee Carter & Associates in Orange Virginia,
2 ˝ years with Gilmer, Sadler, Ingram, Sutherland & Hutton,
P.C. in Blacksburg, Virgina, 1 year with Gail Devilbiss, P.C.
and 11 years with Harrison & Turk, P.C. She has extensive
experience as both a real estate paralegal and as a legal
assistant in a general civil and criminal practice.
Assistant to James Turk
Debbie’s over 38 years of legal experience
began with 17 years