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Reg Turnbull Receives NAELA Award

 Reg TurnbullOur very own energetic leader, Reginald H. (“Reg”) Turnbull, founding member of Turnbull and Stark in Jefferson City, MO, has received the prestigious 2013 Powley Elder Law Award from the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys at its recent annual meeting in Atlanta, GA. The award is presented to a NAELA member (currently there are over 4,000 NAELA members) who has demonstrated a commitment to promote, in the minds of the general public, a greater understanding of the rights and needs of the elderly and people with special needs and of how Elder Law attorneys advocate for those rights.

Reg is a baby-boomer born in Springfield, MO, in 1946. He grew up in several towns in Idaho before moving with his family to Maryville, MO, in the second grade, where he lived until graduation from college. He and his wife, Anita, have lived in Jefferson City since February 1977. They have been married since 1971 and have three grown sons—Bryce (wife, Gretchen), in Overland Park, KS; Kyle (wife, Amy), in Davenport, IA; and Ryan (wife, Kaylin), in Overland Park, KS. He has four grandchildren—Bryce and Gretchen's Stella and Brooks; Kyle and Amy's Cooper; and Ryan and Kaylin's Gracelyn. His hobbies include reading mysteries and nonfiction books as well as walking and traveling with Anita (when he has time).

Reg has been certified by the National Elder Law Foundation as an elder law attorney since 2003. He also has been recognized as a "Super Lawyer" in the field of elder law for the eight years of 2005-2013 by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business and KC Magazine.

He has been a member of the Cole County Bar Association, The Missouri Bar (Chair of the Elder Law Committee 2011-2013, and a vice-chair of the Probate & Trust Law Committee), and American Bar Association (Property, Trust and Real Estate Section), the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (national board member - 2006-2008, national Program Committee Chair - 2006-2007, vice chair of Public Policy Committee - 2007, Outstanding Missouri Chapter member of 2002-2003, and 2010-2011, president and board member of Missouri chapter), and a Missouri member of the Special Needs Alliance (by invitation only), and Cole County Estate Planning Council. He is a frequent speaker for civic and church groups, the Missouri Bar, nursing home administrators, financial planners, students in professional education, and long-term care professionals.

Sincere congratulations, Reg, and thanks for all your work for us, the members of The Missouri Bar Elder Law Committee.

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