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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 34%
  2. Trusts: 33%
  3. Estate Planning: 33%



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  • James Robert Cooke Jr.

    John "Jay" Turner is truly an expert in the area of Trust and Estate Law in Virginia. I have referred many clients to him. All have been very pleased with his work and I am always anxious to refer clients with a Trust and Estate need to Jay Turner.


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Contact info

Roberson Shepard & Turner, PLC

301 Southlake Boulevard
Suite 102
Richmond, VA, 23236


VAAuthorized to practice law199403/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Trust and EstatesBest Lawyers in America2012
FellowAmerican College of Trust and Estate Counsel2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerRoberson Shepard & Turner, PLC2012 - Present
PartnerWilliams Mullen2008 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Powhatan County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationLegislation Committee2006 - Present
Richmond Trust Administrators CouncilPast President2002 - Present
Virginia State BarBoard of Governors, Trust and Estates Section2003 - 2009
Publication nameTitleDate
Virginia Law FoundationEstate and Trust Administration in Virginia2013
Journal of Taxation of InvestmentsA Guide to Post Mortem Planning and Its Impact on Estate and Trust Administration2009
Virginia Lawyer (Virginia State Bar)Virginia's New Disclaimer Act2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1995
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Hampden-Sydney CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
33rd Advanced Estate Planning and AdministrationGeneration-Skipping Exemption2012
ABA Graduate Trust SchoolProblems and Pitfalls of Form 7062011
CLECurrent Issues Concerning Irrevocbale Life Insurance Trusts2010
Advanced Estate Planning and Administration SeminarManaging Valuation Discounts in Estate and Trust Administration2010