James Turner, Esq.
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James S. Turner, Esq. is a principal in the Washington, DC law firm, Swankin & Turner, Board Chair of Citizens for Health and co-founder of Voice for H.O.P.E., Healers of Planet Earth.
Mr. Turner represents businesses as well as individuals and consumer groups in a wide variety of regulatory matters concerning food, drug, health, environmental and product-safety matters. He has appeared before every major consumer regulatory agency, including the Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Consumer Product Safety Commission and Federal Trade Commission, as well as serving as consultant to the Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health. He served as special counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Hunger and Human Health and the Senate Government Reform Committee's Subcommittee on Government Research, led the team that got acupuncture needles accepted by the Food and Drug and Administration and played a key role in lobbying for the Organic Food Production Act.