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Donald Clinton Turner

Personal injury Attorney at Roswell, GA

4.6   20 reviews

About Donald

Learn Donald’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    50%
    The Don Turner Legal Team is experienced in all phases of trial practice, including cases involving general liability, products liability, trucking and transportation, catastrophic injury, premises liability, and construction accidents.

    45 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    DUI & CRIMINAL DEFENSE The Don Turner Legal Team is accomplished and experienced in DUI and criminal defense. We are committed to the vigorous defense of people accused of serious crimes and are proud of our record serving clients. We will leave no stone unturned to ensure that your constitutional rights are protected. We represent clients accused of all misdemeanors and felonies.

    45 years, 3,000 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    25%
    DUI & CRIMINAL DEFENSE The Don Turner Legal Team is accomplished and experienced in DUI and criminal defense. We are committed to the vigorous defense of people accused of serious crimes and are proud of our record serving clients. We will leave no stone unturned to ensure that your constitutional rights are protected. We represent clients accused of all misdemeanors and felonies.

    45 years, 6,000 cases

Personal Injury, Criminal Defense & DUI:  Don has been practicing law for 41 years. During that time, he has built extensive relationships within the medical, legal and law enforcement communities throughout northern Georgia.

Prior to his legal career, Don was an offensive lineman for the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets. He brings the NFL themes of discipline, teamwork, exceptional performance, and the love of winning when working for his clients and managing his firm. He fights aggressively for the rights of his clients.

Don has won millions of dollars for clients injured in automobile accidents and survivors in wrongful death cases. He is a member of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers and the Top 25 Auto Accident Trial Lawyers Association.

Don has successfully defended thousands of clients facing criminal charges, including trying hundreds of cases in municipal, state, superior, and federal court systems.

Don completed extensive post-graduate work in counseling and psychology while working as a Probation Officer in Fulton and DeKalb Counties. This experience gave him an understanding of people— clients, judges, prosecutors — and better enabling him to obtain the best legal outcomes for his clients.

Don is a Founding Member of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD). 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. He was one of only eight selected in Georgia.

He is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL), DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Top 100 DUI Attorneys in the State of Georgia, the Georgia Chapter of Defense of Drinking Drivers (DODD). He is NHTSA-certified in field sobriety testing and Intoxilyzer breath-testing devices.

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Licensed for 45 years
State GA
Status Emeritus
Acquired 1977
Updated 11/03/2022

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

Contact Donald

Don Turner Legal Team, LLC
1160 Grimes Bridge Road
Building B
Roswell, GA, 30075

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Bob | April 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
TRULY “Dedicated to Serving Clients in an Extraordinary Manner”!
I had the bad luck of being in the right place at the wrong time! A total miscarriage of justice began on that major Holiday weekend (remember Holiday, no judge, no Bond) putting me in jail…a “scared straight-type experience”!! The recommendation of a close friend put Don Turner in touch with my wife, and Don showed up at the earliest possible moment that the judicial system would allow. Don assured me he would do everything in his power to help me, and he immediately did. Don was a familiar face with a strong and solid reputation with the Magistrate & Prosecutor and he secured my immediate release. When I went to his office, he explained exactly what I had been charged with and we reviewed some scenarios, all while Don reassured me that he truly believed the outcome would be favorable. In the months before my court date, if I had a question that one of his staff members couldn't answer, Don would call me right away. It was rare that I couldn’t get an answer, as another attorney in the office, Lisanne Edelman, is a terrific attorney who doggedly pursues the issues to their ultimate favorable resolution! Don’s office staff, notably Ashley is a fantastic administrator, who “keeps all the plates spinning” in the office!!! Everyone at Don’s office does everything to lessen the burden on you and help you deal with the obvious issues that are going on in your life. They were more than helpful, extremely polite, and were very open-armed when it came to me having any questions at all. They go out of their way to make sure that you have all the information available to you when you need it. As the court date became closer, I naturally became very nervous and Don continued to reassure me. He reviewed all the evidence and felt good about potential outcomes. Inevitability, Don’s office called and told me the court date had finally been set. That’s when Don went into 6th gear while continuously reassuring me! His Judicial system experience and relationships resulted in the most favorable outcome possible for me! A potential travesty of justice was averted, and ALL because I had the Great fortune to have the Don Turner Legal Team watching my back!! I would highly recommend The Don Turner Legal Team! I feel good talking with them, they listen to what I have to say & first & foremost, I trust Don Turner & his Legal Team!! Their slogan really is Really true, they truly are “Dedicated to Serving Clients in an Extraordinary Manner”! Don & Team, the words Thank You can’t express my gratitude adequately!
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney. Best decision I've ever made
I was recently involved with a legal delemma involving multiple jurisdictions and charges ranging from a DUI, other mistermeanors and multiple felonies. I immediately hired the Don Turner firm as my attorney and they did not waste any time to begin working on my case and this point is remarkable being that they usually have many case going on at the same time. They walked me through every process and procedure involving my situation and did not sugarcoat anything, which is a big deal to me. The Don Turner firm made me feel like family, and in addition, they are professional, efficient and actually genuinely care about their clients. I am happy to say that my particular case has been resolved better than i could have expected and it is because of the Don Turner Firm. I would hate to think of where i would be right now if it wasn't for Don and Manal of the Don Turner Firm.
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Posted by Larry | October 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic Accident
The Don Turner Legal Team was hired to represent me in a Metro Atlanta traffic court. They did a good job representing me. They did a good job in keeping me informed about my case. The result of their work was a ruling fair to all parties.
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2014
Don Turner
Don was recommended to me by a close friend and I am so very appreciative of the legal representation he provided. He is extremely knowledgable, helpful and definitely made me feel very confident about my situation from beginning to end. I would highly recommend his firm and will certainly reach out to him for any legal matter that may arise in the future.
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Posted by Heather | December 2, 2014
Donald Turner is an excellent lawyer
Donald Turner is an excellent lawyer. When I was charged with a DUI in Cobb County Mr. Turner not only got the charge taken down to Reckless Driving, but managed to allow me to keep my driver's license as well. Mr. Turner and his entire staff always had the time to answer questions or set a meeting with me. He and his entire staff were knowledgeable, professional, warm, and courteous. He is the only attorney I would ever turn to if I were in need of legal advice or counsel in the future.
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Posted by frank bonk | November 18, 2014
GREAT LAWYER GREAT VERDIVT
Mr. Turner took time to explain how he was going to handle my case ,gave me an understanding of his approach concerning motions and the possible outcomes, when calling turner he always called back promptly. he also worked with the other law firm representing me in the civil case. The criminal case came out with a verdict better that I expected. GREAT LAWYER GREAT JOB!
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Posted by Amber | August 8, 2014
Great DUI Attorney
Don Turner spent time to go over all the details of my DUI case. He provided options, and was honest about best and worst case scenarios and the most likely outcomes. He took time to answer all my questions, and I could tell that he genuinely cared. Don let me know where there were issues with the way the officer conducted the field sobriety test (i.e. did one of the tests from the seat of my car instead of me standing in front of him). I would highly recommend this attorney. I had never used the services of an attorney before, and one of my friends recommended Don Turner.
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Posted by DJE | February 21, 2013
Outstanding Attorney
I have known Don for quite some time. He is very knowledgeable and communicates openly with his clients. His counsel has proven valuable time and again. I have gladly recommended him to several of my friends. If you need counsel for a DUI or trial situation, then Don and his team are the people to see.
Posted by Mike | February 20, 2013
Don Turner Legal Team
Don has handled a number of issues for myself and my family. I have known Don for over 25 years and I have recommended Don to many people over the years and they seem to be happy with his work. Don is well known all around the state in most courts. If you need a lawyer ...call Don.
Posted by Paul | February 15, 2013
Best DUI Lawyer
Don Turner handled a DUI case for me. The out come of the case ended positively and I was very pleased with the knowledge and expertize that Don brought to the courtroom. Don also made me feel at ease throughout this process, which made it easier to deal with. On top of all that, Don's office staff is just fantastic.
Posted by Jerry | January 11, 2013
Client
Mr Turner was excellent in his preparation showing hard work and determination to bring our situation to a very favorable conclusion. His attention to detail was outstanding . Not once did I feel that he was not "in our corner". His professional manner and demeanor insures that he will be called upon should the need for an attorney rear its ugly head once again...
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2013
Great Attorney!
I would highly reccomend hiring Don Turner for any of your law needs. We have used him on multiple occassions & have never been dissapointed. He is very professional & courteous of your time as well. If it wasn't for Mr.Turner, our outcome in court probably wouldn't have been very good. We will continue to use him as our attorney.
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Posted by Liz | January 8, 2013
Mr Turner saved my license
When I got my DUI, I was SO stressed about what I was about to deal with. Mr Turner not only saved my license ~ but made the entire process as simple as possible. I was surprised to receive an actual person every time I called his office ~ the entire staff was extremely helpful, and Mr Turner was in contact with me regularly. Since then, I've recommended him to family members and friends, all of whom have been very thankful. We've added him to our speed dial!
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Posted by Lorri | January 5, 2013
Recommendation for Don Turmer
Don has done several cases for our family. He has always given us good counsel and met all of our expectations. I would recommend him to anyone who needed an attorney.
Posted by Mary | January 4, 2013
Legal services by Don Turner
Mr. Turner has given me much guidance and helpful information over the years. I trust his judgement, and his kind nature has always put me at ease when I have been worried.
Posted by Jake | January 2, 2013
No need to be stressed.
Seeing that I've had little experience with the criminal justice system, I was impressed by how smoothly everything went. Don was able to negotiate a great plea deal with very lenient sentence conditions. No need to be stressed. Don's got it covered. I was able to move on with my life.
Posted by Paul | December 31, 2012
A personal Legal experience with Don Turner
After being arrested Mr. Turner came to the detention center I was in he assured me he would do everything in his power to help me. After careful consideration I chose Turner and Associates but more specifically Don Turner to represent me. I am very happy I did so. Once I arrived at his office he explained exactly what I had been charged with and we went over my options and some scenarios. The months before my court date if i had a question that one of his staff members couldn't answer Mr. Turner would typically call me back within a 48hr time period. As my day to appear in court was approaching I started to become very nervous Mr. Turner said don't worry he reviewed all the evidence and felt good about potential outcomes. After months of waiting for court the day had finally arrived we went in Mr. Turner seemed to be a familiar face judging from all the "hello's and how are things going" he received then he spoke with the prosecutor they came to an agrement which resulted in the main charge being dropped and me pleading out to a lesser offense.
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Posted by Daniel | December 31, 2012
Owner/CEO
Don has handled a number of issues for myself and my family. Besides being very knowledgable I found that he had a very strong and solid reputation and respect among the court officials and judges which were handling my cases. Fair and sensible in helping me resolve my matters in a common sense manner.
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don't hire
I would not recommend hiring Don Turner as your defense attorney if you get a DUI.I realize times have changed and the penalties for driving under the influence are much greater,and in the end it's only your own fault,but Mr.Turner was no help at all,nor was his now partner Manal. Mr.Turner is the hardest person to get in touch with. After continuously calling him for three weeks before my court date,he called me back the day before the court date.On the court date, he didn't even show up nor had the common decency to let me know he wasn't going to be there. His attorney Manal told me of the possible outcomes and actions fifteen minutes before going into court. Manal's defense for my case wasn't even strong. In the end,my actions cost me my license for 120 days,probation for a year,all the things you have to do with a normal DUI,and it also will permanently be on my record. In my opinion,I could have gotten this same outcome with an attorney provided by the state. It's not even the fact I spent so much time and money on Mr. Turner and Manal,it's how inconsiderate they both were. They say they care about their clients,but from their actions you could clearly tell this wasn't the case. I was just another client to them.I highly recommend not hiring them.
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stay away!
I was Promised a lot before I paid money...once completely paid I was told to plead guilty, and there was nothing he could do to get out of it. Nice guy! But I would look for your local attorneys. I had wished that I went with someone else shortly after handing them $3500 in cash. He did absolutely NOTHING for me, I would've been better off with a public defender, and saved 2/3rds of that money
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney, DUI & Criminal Practice Director
  • Don Turner Legal Team
  • 2012 - Present
  • Managing Attorney, DUI & Criminal Practice Director
  • Donald C. Turner & Associates
  • 1995 - 2012
  • Managing Attorney, DUI & Criminal Practice Director
  • Turner & Morrow
  • 1990 - 1995
  • Partner
  • Johnston, Turner & Henritze
  • 1979 - 1990
  • Associate
  • Harper Wiggins & Botts
  • 1977 - 1979
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Education

  • NHTSA
  • Ongoing Certification (Updated 1997, 2002, 2011)
  • 2011
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence Seminar
  • 2008
  • The State of Georgia
  • Intoxilyzer 5000 (Georgia State Breath Test) Training
  • 1998
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Defense of Individuals Accused of Driving Under the Influence
  • 1995
  • National College for Criminal Defense
  • Course of Study for Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 1981
  • Woodrow Wilson College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • Georgia State University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1974
  • Western Carolina University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1969
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Legal Cases

  • State v Sanders
  • case dismissed

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Founding Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Georgia Chapter - Defense of Drunk Drivers
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • National Football League Alumni Association
  • Offensive Lineman - Atlanta Falcons, New York Jets
  • 1975 - Present
  • National College for Criminal Defense
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Founding Member
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 1995
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1987
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Publications

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Using Cutting-Edge Technology to Measure Accident Scenes and Vehicles: Show and Tell Wins Cases
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Winning Techniques in DUI Cases
  • Using Cutting-Edge Technology to Measure Accident Scenes and Vehicles: Show and Tell Wins Cases
  • 2009
  • Defending DUI Seminar
  • Driver's License Suspension in Georgia
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (28)
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Don Turner is the quintessential legal professional. Don is first-class all the way and possesses an unrivaled knowledge in the law that has assisted scores of clients for decades. He is cordial, caring, friendly and compassionate. He exudes confidence and possesses leadership skills frequently admired by colleagues, adversaries and the judiciary. Don is passionate about his clients, a fierce and loyal advocate and his "Never go it alone" philosophy has relieved the burdens of countless clients. He is ethical and committed to the highest standards of professional responsibility. A fabulous mentor and friend, I am honored to work with him, and I am unquestionably privileged to be a member of the Don Turner Legal Team."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I highly recommend Don for DUI defense. His experience and knowledge of DUI defense help him win many difficult DUI cases. He is always prepared and ready to fight for his clients. Don is an excellent advocate that I highly recommend."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Don as both opposing counsel as a solicitor and as a fellow defense attorney. He works hard for his clients and never gives up."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don is one of the finest attorneys in the State of Georgia. I have learned a great deal from him over the years. I know several people Don has represented, and they all have wonderful things to say about him. I endorse this lawyer without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Turner is a great lawyer and has a reputation for getting the best results for his clients. He knows the law and how to get the best resolution for his client's cases."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Don and the DCT Legal Team on several matters and can't say enough great things. Not only is Don very passionate, hardworking and insightful on the practice law, he also makes clients feel comfortable and at ease with his kind personality. Those two elements combined equal an excellent attorney. I am happy to endorse Mr. Turner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don Turner is a highly skilled lawyer and a wonderful human being. He is extremely bright, hardworking and tremendously talented in the courtroom. There are some people that you meet and immediately feel a sense of comfort in their presence, that they are thoughtful and have the tremendous confidence in their work that can only be gained through years of experience. Mr. Turner is that person and more. I would highly recommend anyone in need of quality representation speak with Don Turner and experience a compassion and legal acumen rarely found in the legal profession. I can assure you that you will not be disappointed."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer not only because he is extremely knowledgable in DUI Defense, but especially because of his unwavering passion and determination in defending all his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Don Turner. Mr. Turner is a veteran criminal defense attorney with years of experience. He is well known and a true advocate for his client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Don and I have been friends for over 25 years and his skills as a criminal defense lawyers are among the best in the defense bar in Georgia. He is an effective professional and always has the best interest of his clients at heart. More importantly, Don has the legal knowledge to back up his efforts and to prevail on their behalf. LDWolfe"
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Don is an excellent attorney and was an energetic and effective partner in a number of joint representations involving corporate, administrative/regulatory, and telecommunications issues as well as civil and criminal practice areas. He is highly organized, innovative, and thoroughly committed to the success of his clients. He also shows the highest degree of professionalism and ethics in his work for clients. Don is an exceptional lawyer, and I highly recommend his services."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don Turner is an excellent DUI defense attorney. His years of experience and know-how in the courtroom make him a formidable trial advocate for his clients. Don is also a great guy as well. I highly endorse Attorney Don Turner. (BTW, he also has great stories about his time in the trenches in the NFL.)"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don's office is great. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Don for over two decades. He has been getting negotiated deals and favorable outcomes for his clients during that entire time. Don has established excellent relationships with courts and prosecutors in Metro Atlanta."
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Roswell Personal injury Lawyer Donald Clinton Turner
Donald Clinton Turner
Personal injury Attorney
Roswell, GA
Licensed for 45 years
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