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Kathleen Marie Turton

Kathleen Marie Turton

Practice areas:

Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Family, Child Support, Mediation, Adoption, Appeals, Marriage & Prenuptials

About Me

 


Kathleen Turton is a highly skilled family law mediator, negotiator, and advisor, with a focus on complex property and children's issues. She is a trained Parenting Coordinator, Parenting Facilitator, and Mediator. Her training and experience allow her to best help families as they work through the new choices they face.


Prior to forming Ward & Turton in partnership with Lynn Davis Ward, Kathleen served as Director of the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic at SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas. In this position, Kathleen supervised and trained student attorneys to represent children as court-appointed Guardians and Attorneys ad Litem; provided continuing legal education to lawyers and social workers in the child welfare field; and hosted roundtable discussions with the aim of improving the lives of children in the foster care system.


Before joining SMU, Kathleen practiced family law with the law firm of Keane, Fowler & Donohue and was an Adjunct Faculty Member at El Centro College in Dallas. Kathleen received a B.S. in Microbiology, with special honors, from the University of Texas, and worked for several years at the Texas Department of Health before attending law school. She received her law degree from SMU Dedman School of Law.


Kathleen is also a member of the Dallas Bar Association, the Annette Stewart American Inns of Court, Empowering Women As Leaders, Attorneys Serving the Community, and the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program. She is a frequent speaker on family law and alternative dispute resolution issues.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Child Custody: 26%
    4 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 25%
  3. Family: 20%
    4 years
  4. Mediation: 10%
  5. Other: 19%
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Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Abby Lyn Ewing

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Abby Ewing Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert Stephen McAngus

    Kathleen is one of the top attorneys in Dallas for family law. She does an excellent job working with clients and making sure she puts forth everything necessary to win their case. I highly recommend her!

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    Robert McAngus Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Ward & Turton, PLLC

7557 Rambler Road
Suite 850
Dallas, TX, 75231

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200408/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerWard & Turton, PLLC2011 - Present
Managing PartnerGregg & Turton, PLLC2010 - 2011
DirectorW. W. Caruth, Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic at the Southern Methodist University2009 - 2010
Attorney at LawKeane, Fowler & Donohue2004 - 2009

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Dallas Bar Association, Family Law SectionTreasurer2013 - 2014
Empowering Women as LeadersAdvisory Board Member2013 - Present
Dallas County Dispute Resolution SystemsBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Dallas Bar Association, Family Law SectionSecretary2012 - 2013
Empowering Women as LeadersBoard Member, Director of Mentoring2010 - 2012
Dallas Bar Association, Family Law SectionBoard Member2010 - Present
Empowering Women as LeadersMember2009 - Present
Dallas Volunteer Attorney ProgramVolunteer Attorney2009 - Present
Attorneys Serving the CommunityMember2008 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2006 - Present
Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Pro Bono Services CommitteeChairman2005 - 2007
Annette Stewart American Inn of CourtAssociate Member2005 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Pro Bono Services CommitteeMember2003 - Present

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A2004
Southern Methodist UniversityMicrobiology with special honors in MicrobiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Nancy Ferrell's Family Law Mediation TrainingProperty and Children's Issues in Family Law Cases and Mediation2014
Nancy Ferrell's Family Law Mediation TrainingProperty and Children's Issues in Family Law Cases and Mediation2013
Dallas Bar Association's Family Law Nuts & Bolts CLEFamily Law Nuts & Bolts2013
Nancy Ferrell's Family Law Mediation TrainingProperty and Children's Issues in Family Law Cases and Mediation2012
Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Volunteer Attorney ProgramModifications: In Form & Practice2012
Dallas Bar Association's Family Law Nuts & Bolts CLEFamily Law Nuts & Bolts2012
Nancy Ferrell's Family Law Mediation TrainingProperty and Children's Issues in Family Law Cases and Mediation2011
Dallas Bar Association's Family Law Nuts & Bolts CLEFamily Law Nuts & Bolts2011
W.W. Caruth, Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic and InstituteAd Litem and Amicus Attorney Court Appointments: Inside and Outside the Box Training2010
Youth At Risk Roundtable SeminarChild Advocacy Youth at Risk Roundtable2009
Dallas Bar Association's Family Law Nuts & Bolts CLEFamily Law Nuts & Bolts2009
Dallas Bar Association's Family Law Nuts & Bolts CLEFamily Law Nuts & Bolts2008
Alternative Dispute Resolution Texas Style CLEAlternative Dispute Resolution Texas Style CLE2007