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Kenneth M. Turnipseed

Kenneth M. Turnipseed

Practice Areas:

  • Business
  • Healthcare
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills, trusts and estates


Ken Turnipseed provides representation to business and healthcare clients and individuals.  Ken has recently provided legal representation that includes:

  • Assisting hospitals, physician practices and physicians with healthcare regulatory and transactional issues, including corporate compliance programs and negotiating and drafting of physician recruitment and employment agreements;
  • Providing business representation, including formation, operational counseling and mergers and acquisitions;
  • Conducting commercial and residential real estate purchases, sales and financings; and
  • Assisting clients with complex and simple estate planning, including wills, trusts and estates.

Prior to moving to South Georgia, Ken practiced law in Birmingham, Alabama at the regional law firm of Balch & Bingham, LLP where he provided representation to public and private companies regarding financing and securities; provided technical healthcare regulatory advice to physicians, hospitals and healthcare systems; and represented various business and healthcare clients in transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions.

Before attending law school, Ken practiced as a tax consultant for Ernst & Young, LLP in Birmingham, Alabama where he provided tax advice to large and small companies pertaining to operational and transactional matters.

Ken has two daughters and is very active in the community.  They are members First United Methodist Church in Moultrie and volunteer with various community organizations.


  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • J.D. - 2003
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • University of Alabama
    • Masters in Tax Accounting - 1997
  • University of Alabama
    • B.S. - 1996
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Accounting

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2003
  • Georgia, 2006


  • Order of the Coif

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Kiwanis Club of Moultrie, President, 2011 - 2012; Treasurer, 2015 - 2022
  • Colquitt County Arts Council, Board President, 2011 - 2012
  • YMCA, Moultrie Board of Directors, 2011 - 2014
  • United Way, Moultrie Attorneys Fundraising, 2009 - 2011
  • Member, First United Methodist Church in Moultrie
  • Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation, Board Member, 2012 - 2019

Professional Associations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Georgia Council of School Board Attorneys
  • National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Farrah Law Society

Past Positions​

  • Balch & Bingham, LLP
  • Ernst & Young, LLP, Tax Consultant