Jeff Turner

Jeff Turner is a graduate of University of Dayton School of Law and has been with Surdyk, Dowd & Turner since 1993.  Mr. Turner’s practice includes the defense of collection agencies, debt buyers, collection attorneys, and creditors in consumer litigation.  Mr. Turner has defended many FDCPA, FCRA, and TCPA individual and class action lawsuits, and provides counseling to clients with respect to FDCPA, FCRA, and TCPA compliance.  He also frequently presents seminars to local, state, and national groups relative to FDCPA, FCRA, and TCPA matters.  Jeff also represents political subdivisions in civil rights, police misconduct, and general liability matters.

Areas of Experience

  • Consumer Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Political Subdivision Liability
  • Police Misconduct
  • Employment Litigation

Court Admissions

  • State of Ohio
  • United States District Court,
    • Southern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court,
    • Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court,
    • Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court,
    • Western District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals
    • for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court


  • ACA International MAP Committee
    • Past Chair
    • International Brd. of Directors
  • State of Ohio
    • ACA State Chair
    • ACA – Certified Instructor

Seminars and Appearances

  • ACA 2018 International Convention and Expo
    • Omni Nashville and Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee, July 25, 2018
    • “Lessons Learned in the Trenches–How to Avoid Risks and Win Battles”


  • Tri-State Collections Convention
    • Belterra Resort and Casino; Florence, Indiana, August 17, 2018
    • Panel Presentation-“Surviving in the Complicated Litigious World of Collections”


  • Northeast Debt Collection Expo
    • Caesars Palace; Atlantic City, New Jersey, September 18, 2018
    • Topics include FDCPA, FCRA and TCPA Liability