Attorney Bios

Turner Law Office, PA is committed to providing you with outstanding legal services. We approach every client with a commitment to integrity, advocacy, and understanding our client's goals and needs.

John A. Turner

Since coming to Boone from the Raleigh area in 1984, John Turner has practiced law with a focus on creative problem-solving and skilled advocacy.  While he has litigated a wide range of cases in his career, he presently limits his trial practice to business, property (including condemnation, easement, and title disputes) and property owners’ association matters.  Mr. Turner also maintains an active business practice, counseling clients forming and operating limited liability entities, partnerships, and joint ventures.  Commercial and residential real estate transactions are a major component of Mr. Turner’s practice.  He personally oversees and conducts each of his real estate closings.  This hands-on approach allows him to proactively identify and address potential problems to help assure that his clients do not fall prey to unforeseen pitfalls.  To that end, Mr. Turner encourages his clients to counsel with him before they enter into contracts and before they reach the closing table. 

Mr. Turner works with a number of clients who engage in responsible real estate development with sensitivity for the beauty, health, and heritage of our mountain region.  He is experienced in creating both large and small-scale developments, from subdivisions to residential and commercial condominiums, town homes, and other planned unit developments.  He is an active supporter of regional land conservation efforts and has worked closely with local conservancy groups.  Mr. Turner is skilled in assisting clients with due-diligence processes and with obtaining regulatory approvals from town and county boards and administrative staff. 

In addition to real estate, Mr. Turner’s practice includes a substantial volume of estate planning and administration work.  He takes the time to carefully review clients’ goals and the best strategies for achieving them. 

Mr. Turner received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina, where he majored in English and minored in History and Business Administration.    He attended law school as a CCB and Law Alumni Scholar at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, earning his J.D. degree in 1983.   

Since coming to Boone, Mr. Turner has served as an active volunteer for many charitable and professional organizations.  He was a founding member, the incorporator, and president of the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity.  He is also a past board chair for OASIS (Opposing Abuse with Shelter, Information, and Service), Inc.  Mr. Turner has served on the Real Property Council of the North Carolina Bar Association and chaired the Joint Task Force on Residential Forms between the North Carolina Bar Association and the North Carolina Association of Realtors.  He is a two-time past president of the Watauga County Bar Association.  He is also a frequent presenter on Real Property Issues. 

Victoria H. Tobin


A graduate of UNC School of Law, Victoria practiced law in Atlanta for nearly twenty years before falling in love with the High Country.  She and her husband, Scott, also a lawyer and graduate of UNC, bought their home near Blowing Rock in 2001.  Victoria became a part-time resident and later an affiliate of the firm before joining the practice full-time in September, 2011.

Rated "AV-Preeminent" by Martindale Hubbell International Law Directory, the legal profession's highest available peer-review rating,  Victoria is a civil practitioner with a wealth of experience in Trial Practice, Business Dispute Resolution, Government Contracting and Regulation, and Construction Contracts.  She has served as a Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and is a Certified Mediator qualified under both North Carolina and Georgia law.  Her varied professional background includes a judicial clerkship with the North Carolina Court of Appeals where she was law clerk to the Honorable Gerald Arnold, nine years with the office of the Attorney General of Georgia where she became an Assistant Division Director, ten years with an Atlanta law firm specializing in Construction Law where she was an equity partner, and two years as Vice President and General Counsel of a North Carolina furniture manufacturer.  Most recently, she practiced with a domestic relations and insurance defense firm located in Savannah, Georgia, where she and her husband have had a home since 2007. 

Victoria is licensed to practice law in both North Carolina and Georgia and is an active member of the North Carolina, 24th District and Watauga County Bar Associations.  She has practiced in state and federal courts at all levels, including the United States Supreme Court.  While in Atlanta, she served on the Governing Board of the Atlanta Lawyers Club, the Executive Counsel of the Atlanta Bar Association's Construction Law Section, and as a member of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry and the Panel of Construction Industry Arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association. 

Victoria has a history of community involvement and volunteer work, including serving on the Board of Directors of High Country Community Health, a program established to provide access to health care for underserved populations of Watauga and Avery County, and Royce Learning Center of Savannah, a program serving the needs of children with learning disabilities.  She is a member of St. Peters Episcopal Church of Savannah and a frequent visitor of Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church in Blowing Rock.