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Tom Turner Elected Chair of the National Conflict Resolution Center

San Diego, CA - The law firm of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP is proud to announce that Managing Partner Thomas W. Turner, Jr. has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC). His term began December 1, 2009 and will run two years. Mr. Turner has served on the Board of Directors of NCRC since 2007.

“Tom Turner's outstanding record of community leadership and unsurpassed reputation in both the business and legal communities will be an invaluable asset to the National Conflict Resolution Center.” Said Steven Dinkin, President of the NCRC. “We are most fortunate to have Tom's continued commitment to our organization in his new role as Chairman of the Board.”

The NCRC is a full service alternative dispute resolution provider, based in San Diego, California since 1983. NCRC provides and promotes collaborative dispute resolution and conflict management to individuals, organizations and society through education, training and client services.

As Managing Partner of Procopio, Mr. Turner serves as the firm's chief executive and chairs the Management Committee. Formerly the leader of the firm's Real Estate Team, he actively maintains his broad-based commercial real estate transactional practice, which includes office, industrial, technology, resort, healthcare, residential, retail, and mixed-use projects. Mr. Turner studied law at Oxford University in England and graduated from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. He received his B.A., with honors, from University of California, Los Angeles, and has practiced law in San Diego since 1982.

Mr. Turner has long been active in the San Diego community. In addition to his involvement with the NCRC, He has served as the President of numerous local organizations, including the San Diego League, a group of young professionals serving various children’s charities; Home Start, a child abuse prevention and family support agency; and the San Diego County Taxpayers Association, a prominent “fiscal watchdog” organization which promotes efficiency in local government. A recipient of the Wiley Manuel Award for Excellence in pro bono legal services, Mr. Turner has also volunteered as a youth baseball and basketball coach and served on the board of the La Jolla Music Society. He is a member of The Urban Land Institute and the Lawyers Club and is on the Boards of Directors and the Executive Committees of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and the San Diego County Taxpayers Association.

About Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

With more than 110 attorneys in San Diego and Carlsbad, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP is one of the largest full-services business law firms in Southern California. We are a local law firm with a global network that gives us the ability to serve our clients’ interests throughout the world. Procopio is dedicated to understanding the businesses and industries of our clients and collaborating with them to develop tailored strategies. We advise companies at every stage in the corporate life cycle, helping them to plan, finance and operate their businesses. Since 1946, our success has been derived from our commitment to our clients and our ability to maximize the value we provide to them. Our goal is to continue building long-term relationships with our clients through a steady, team-oriented approach. For additional information, please visit www.procopio.com.