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Robert Edwin Turner

Estate planning Attorney at Decatur, GA

4.6   11 reviews

Licensed for 35 years

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Licensed for 35 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/03/2022
State AL
Status Inactive
Acquired 1987
Updated 06/27/2014

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Turner Law, PC

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Posted by Scott | August 9, 2014
Robert made my estate planning simple.
Before I deployed to Afghanistan, Robert helped me set up my affairs so that my wife and children would be provided for in the event of an unfortunate circumstance. My family situation is more complicated than average, and he designed a trust that was tailored to the task.
Posted by Diane | July 11, 2014
Great to work with
I had to have my dad's estate probated and I don't live in GA. Having Robert Turner as my attorney put my mind at ease. I appreciate that I never talked to his secretary or paralegal; I always communicated with him. Sometimes that meant I had to wait for him to get back from court but I was ok with that. He is very knowledgeable and patient explaining things. If I ever need legal assistance again, I will contact Mr. Turner. If he can't help me, I would trust his recommendation.
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Posted by Mark | June 6, 2014
Great Attorney!!!!
My family had to deal with some serious issues involving a death int the family. My family member that passed away had a complicated estate and Robert Turner was critical in guiding me through the estate tax and income tax issues. The Treasury Department (IRS) was completely unreasonable, and I was not able to make any progress with them. Mr. Turner stepped in and reassured me that the matter would be resolved in my favor, and that the resolution in my favor would just be a matter of time. I was able to relax, and Robert Turner took the weight of the world off me. Mr Turner did resolve the issue in a timely manner. He is a lawyer that I highly recommend!!!
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Posted by Donna | June 6, 2014
Robert Turner is an excellent attorney, both knowledgeable and tireless in his work for my family.
Robert Turner represented me in an estate matter. He is very knowledgeable and got the work done in a timely manner. My case was difficult and involved fighting among the family. My family was completely at odds. Through his tireless and diligent work we were able to resolve all issues in our favor. Mr. Turner is an excellent attorney that I would highly recommend.
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Posted by Lisa | June 5, 2014
Comprehensive estate planning
Mr. Turner took the necessary time to review all of the needs my spouse and I, truly guiding us through the estate planning process. I had many, many questions and he took the time to educate me as he responded to each of my concerns. He was patient and interested in crafting us a detailed plan that provides for as many future contingencies as possible. Another lawyer who looked at the plan remarked at how comprehensive it is. I am very pleased with the plan we have courtesy of Mr. Turner. We were extremely fortunate to have his expertise.
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Posted by Cal | January 30, 2014
Estate planning
Robert has been doing my estate planning for almost 14 years. I am completely satisfied with my estate plan and it is not a simple plan.
Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2013
Great Advice....
I had an unusual situation involving estate planning, retirement, and investment decisions that I had been wrestling with for YEARS. Robert thoroughly reviewed my situation and offered several options that enabled me not only to settle on a plan but also KNOW that the plan I had chosen was the best one for me and my family.
Posted by Dorothy | September 26, 2013
Professional and knowledgable estate planning
I rarely, if ever, give a review of anything or anyone with 5 stars across the board, but Robert certainly earned it. He did extensive estate planning and set up a trust for us that included stocks, liquid assets, misc. property, real estate and CD's. He worked tirelessly, and we often threw him curveballs, but he was never ruffled and consistently and efficiently had a solution. He literally held our hands while we went through this intimidating process. Robert was 100% professional and knowledgable. He was always available to take my calls and worked quickly, but thoroughly. I cannot recommend him highly enough. If you want an attorney who can handle any variation of estate planning, no matter how complicated, look no further
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2013
Very Helpful and Knowledgeable
Robert Turner has been my Legal Counsel for the past 9 years. I have and continue to seek his counsel on estate planning, probate and other personal matters . Robert provided us with a much needed estate planning advice. He expertly drafted my estate plan that involved international matters along with excellent estate tax advice. Most importantly, he drafted a plan that would take care of my family after I am gone. His advice and estate planning will prevent my estate from incurring a large estate tax so that my estate can be used entirely for the benefit of my family. Robert is a conscientious responsive attorney that is very knowledgeable about estate planning, probate and tax matters. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2013
An excellent Attorney and listener
Robert guided my sister and I through a very troubling time when my Father's health and memory were failing. He counseled us in planning for my Father's eventual death, set up a living will and other documents that we would not have thought of. On my Father's passing, the probate process was effortless on our part due to the thorough preparation on Robert's part. My sister and I remained amiable and content through a passage that I have seen tear apart so many families. We owe this to the excellent legal counseling we received. I have called Robert for advice on several occasions, and he is handling my legal preparations for the future of my family. Robert is an extremely intelligent, knowledgeable and human attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2013
Decatur Estate Planning
I hired this lawyer to remove an Executor of an estate. It was a simple case to replace her with a court appointed administrator. This lawyer simply took a simple case and tried to run up billing fees. I had to hire another attorney to finish the case. My second attorney looked over his work and explained that it was very simplistic and that this should have been before judge months ago and a court appointed administrator should have been appointed. Robert Turner’s work was not usable and very simplistic. He simply was trying to run up billing fees. My second attorney had the executor removed within 2 months. Robert Turner was on the case 10 months with absolutely no progress.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • CEO
  • Turner Law, PC
  • 2000 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Chandler and Turner
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Assistant VP, Trust Officer and Estate Planning Counsel
  • Amsouth Bank
  • 1991 - 1995
  • Tax Speciallist
  • Coopers & Lybrand (Now Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • 1989 - 1991
  • Law Clerk to Chief Justice C.C. Torbert
  • Supreme Court Of Alabama
  • 1987 - 1988
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Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1989
  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Alabama - Birmingham
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1986
  • Birmingham-Southern College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983
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Legal Cases

  • Chandler v. Miller, 520 U.S. 305, 117 S. Ct. 1295 (U.S. Supreme Court 1997
  • Turner and Chandler had the Geogia Law declared unconstitutional under the 4th Amend

Associations

  • Atlanta Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Information Services
  • Vice Chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Attorney
  • 1996 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Attorney
  • 1987 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar, Estate Planning and Probate Section
  • Chari
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Atlanta Bar, Estate Planning and Probate Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Atlanta Bar, Estate Planning and Probate Section
  • Treasurer
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Atlanta Bar, Estate Planning and Probate Section
  • Secretary
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Reviewed
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Revocable Trust- NBI
  • Revocable Trust
  • 2013

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Estate planning Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is very knowledgeable about all areas of Estate Planning. In addition to his law degree, Robert also has an MBA degree and a Master of Laws degree in Taxation. This gives him a unique perspective from which to tackle a broad range of Estate Planning issues."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Robert Turner for many years through our mutual work on and membership in the Atlanta Bar Association's Estate Planning & Probate Section. Robert is thoughtful, analytical, cautious, diligent, and always strives to excel. I do endorse him and am pleased to call him a colleague."
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Decatur Estate planning Lawyer Robert Edwin Turner
Robert Edwin Turner
Estate planning Attorney
Decatur, GA
Licensed for 35 years