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Donald Clinton Turner

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Corporate & Incorporation

About Me

I have been practicing law for over 35 years and, during that time, have built extensive relationships within the legal and law enforcement communities throughout Georgia. I have successfully defended thousands of clients and tried over 300 cases in Municipal, State, Superior and Federal Courts. I also have completed extensive post-graduate work in counseling and psychology while working as a Probation Officer in Fulton and DeKalb Counties. This multi-faceted experience has not only made me aggressive in fighting for the rights of all my clients, it has also enabled me to have a better understanding of people--clients, judges, prosecutors--and their concerns. I am a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), whose motto is "Liberty's Last Champion."


 


I am a Founding Member of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) at Harvard University.  (The Founding NCDD Members represent the original 100 DUI defense attorneys from across the nation who were invited by the original 10 Founding Fathers to participate in and sponsor the creation of the College. I was one of only eight selected in Georgia.) I am also a member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL), and the Georgia Chapter of Defense of Drinking Drivers (DODD). I am NHTSA-certified in field sobriety testing and the Intoxilyzer breath-testing device.  


 


Prior to my legal career, I was an offensive lineman for the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets. I feel that I am able to bring the NFL themes of discipline, team work, the highest level of performance, and the love of winning when managing my firm.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    38 years, 6 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    38 years, 3 thousand cases
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 10%
    38 years, 1 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

  • Sidney M. Calloway

    Don Turner has been my personal friend and go to criminal defense attorney for more than 20 years. Don responds promptly and continues to work miracles for me, my family, and friends I have recommended as well. Don fights for the rights of his clients, and his resolute determination is only matched by his legal proficiency, which is unmatched in the fields of criminal defense and DUI. Don’s record speaks for itself, but his ability to relate to all people and hear their needs, as well as being a staunch advocate for them is what makes him truly great. Don’s integrity is a monument in the legal profession, and his ability to handle confidential matters in a professional way is unparalleled. Aside from being a member of the ABA and the Georgia Bar, Don is affiliated with many other legal and social organizations which keep him up on new legal issues, as well as community concerns. Attorney Don Turner has my utmost endorsement, and I would recommend him to all.

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    Sidney Calloway Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Richard Scott Lawson

    I have know Don for almost 15 years. He is well know as an excellent litigator and negotiator. You are in good hands with him. He has my full endorsement.

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    Richard Lawson DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Don Turner Legal Team, LLC

1160 Grimes Bridge Road
Building B
Roswell, GA, 30075

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 197705/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Founding MemberNational College of DUI Defense1995
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1987

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing Attorney, DUI & Criminal Practice DirectorDon Turner Legal Team2012 - Present
Managing Attorney, DUI & Criminal Practice DirectorDonald C. Turner & Associates1995 - 2012
Managing Attorney, DUI & Criminal Practice DirectorTurner & Morrow1990 - 1995
PartnerJohnston, Turner & Henritze1979 - 1990
AssociateHarper Wiggins & Botts1977 - 1979

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseFounding Member1995 - Present
Georgia Chapter - Defense of Drunk DriversMember1993 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1979 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1978 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1977 - Present
National Football League Alumni AssociationOffensive Lineman - Atlanta Falcons, New York Jets1975 - Present
National College for Criminal DefenseN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v Sanderscase dismissed

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
State Bar of GeorgiaUsing Cutting-Edge Technology to Measure Accident Scenes and Vehicles: Show and Tell Wins Cases2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
NHTSAStandard Field Sobriety TrainingOngoing Certification (Updated 1997, 2002, 2011)2011
National College of DUI DefenseScientific EvidenceMastering Scientific Evidence Seminar2008
The State of GeorgiaChemical Breath TestingIntoxilyzer 5000 (Georgia State Breath Test) Training1998
National College for DUI Defense, Harvard Law SchoolIntensive Curriculum on DUI DefenseDefense of Individuals Accused of Driving Under the Influence1995
National College for Criminal DefenseTrial PracticeCourse of Study for Criminal Defense Lawyers1981
Woodrow Wilson College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Georgia State UniversityCounseling PsychologyMA - Masters1974
Western Carolina UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1969

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Winning Techniques in DUI CasesUsing Cutting-Edge Technology to Measure Accident Scenes and Vehicles: Show and Tell Wins Cases2009
Defending DUI SeminarDriver's License Suspension in Georgia2007