General Counsel and Director of Education for the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center
Ryan Kellus Turner is General Counsel and Director of Education for the Texas Municipal
Courts Education Center. Mr. Turner obtained his juris doctorate from Southern Methodist
University School of Law. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with highest honors
from St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas, where he now teaches as an adjunct faculty
member in the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences. In 2004 and 2013 he was the recipient
of the School’s Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award.
Mr. Turner is currently Deputy City Attorney for the City of Dripping Springs and has served as
a Special Assistant County Attorney for Kendall County.
In 2011, he was an advisory member on the Texas Judicial Council’s Juvenile Justice
Committee. The Committee was charged with assessing the impact of school discipline and
school-based policing on referrals to Texas courts and to make public policy recommendations.
In 2012, Mr. Turner was named Co-Chair of the Texas Judicial Council Legislative
Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice.
A native Texan, Mr. Turner was raised in the north Texas town of Vernon. He is the co-author
of the books Lone Star Justice: A Comprehensive Overview of the Texas Criminal Justice
System and The Municipal Judges Book.
Presentation: Enforcement: Legal Considerations
1) Area of Enforcement
a) City Limits
c) Unincorporated Areas
2) Enforcement Avenues
3) Evidentiary and Proof Issues