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Shauna L. Turnbull

Estate planning Attorney at Livonia, MI

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 38 years
    Georgia - GA 25 years
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1986
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1998
    Resigned Membership No misconduct found

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Shauna L. Turnbull PLC
39111 6 Mile Rd
Livonia, MI, 48152

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Posted by Christina | January 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional attorney - Exceeded my expectations and then some!
Ms. Turnbull completed a comprehensive estate plan for me in 12/17. This included a will, a trust, a power of attorney, medical directives, etc. I was able to retain her through Hyatt Legal Services. Initially, I retained a different attorney who after providing a draft of several documents, never followed up with me. I then searched, found, and retained Ms. Turnbull based on her Avvo reviews. I am so thankful that I did. The process entailed three visits - a consultation, review of draft, and then the final review/signing. In between appointments, she timely responded to my e-mail questions. During each step, she was always professional, highly organized, responsive, attentive, patient, and very thorough. She also had a very pleasant personality - very easy to talk too. Moreover, despite my many questions, I never felt rushed. Planning one's estate can be very stressful and confusing. She walked me through each step with much care and detail - even providing legal research results so that I could fully understand the particular issue/topic. What I particularly liked was the final review/signing. She put all the documents in a binder and provided a checklist/todolist as to completing the necessary tasks. This was truly a godsend and beyond helpful. Overall, I just can't say enough nice things about her as a person, as well as, about her as a highly skilled attorney. If you are looking for someone who will listen to and execute your objectives with care, compassion, and skill, then go with Ms. Turnbull - you won't regret it!
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Posted by Linda Sawyer | December 1, 2017
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Created My Trust
Shauna is VERY organized. I have Hyatt legal through University of Michigan so had her do my trust, wills, power of attorney, heath directive..anything Hyatt covered. I have an aging parent and handicapped sister so she also did a Special Needs trust so that I could make sure my sister was also taken care of. Even though I though it complicated..she simplified it. First meeting was getting it going. Second was the review and what everything means and third was notarizing ,finalizing, and filing the documents. Each item was organized in a binder for me with colored sheets dividing them and reminding what they were for..which helps my trustee when I can no longer be in charge of them. I highly recommend her. She made everything painless and I have made sure my mom and sister will not have to go to probate, my homes pass to them without probate and the binder tells them what to do if I die before them. I thought Shauna was outstanding.
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Posted by Melvin | January 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
I worked with Mrs. Turnbull from Oct. 2016 to Jan. 2017 to set up a Trust for my family and she was very patient, extremely thorough in her explanations of the process and a true pleasure to work with. Her knowledge of the potential pitfalls associated with lack of Estate Planning, has given me a sense of relief and security for my children's future.
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Posted by Aisha | September 5, 2016
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Estate Planning
I hired Ms. Turnbull to assist me in creating an estate plan. This was my first time developing an estate plan and I was nervous that it would be complicated for someone with no experience to understand and navigate. Ms. Turnbull was the perfect lawyer. She went through every step of the process with me from our very first meeting. She made sure I understood everything I was reading and made sure I got everything I wanted into my estate plan. She was extremely organized, which I greatly appreciate. Upon completion of the estate plan she had all my documents separated, organized, and had instructions on items I needed to follow up with. She made the whole process very easy and comfortable. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Cathy | August 17, 2015
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Excellent Experience
I highly recommend Ms. Turnbull for estate planning. She explained the options available to me, how each option would affect my estate, and what to expect. She gave very clear information, always giving me options. She also offered advise when I was unsure what course to take. She was very timely, and had everything done in a reasonable amount of time. I would highly recommend Ms. Turnbull to anyone seeking a knowledgeable attorney.
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Posted by Jason | June 20, 2014
Excellent Experience with Shauna L. Turnbull
Shauna worked on Estate Planning for my dad and I - wills, deeds, financial powers of attorney and healthcare powers of attorney. After researching several attorneys online and getting recommendations from friends, I decided to meet with Shauna because I was impressed with her web page, bio, etc. Shauna was easy to get in touch with and very accommodating in setting up our first appointment/consultation. I immediately knew I made the right decision as Shauna was very knowledgeable, organized and up-front about the process and the costs involved (which, by the way, I thought were very reasonable for the services provided). She walked me through what the process would entail from start to finish and what she recommended for my specific situation. It didn't take long to learn that I would have been WAY over my head if trying to do this by myself. Shauna's expertise, I can only assume, saved me from making a complete mess of this if I would have tried to do it alone. It may not seem so from this review but I consider myself a very tough critic and am rarely as impressed as I was with the experience I had with Shauna Turnbull. I would highly recommend her for anyone with estate planning needs.
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2014
Review of Shauna L. Turnbull
I went to Shauna to set up my Estate and I must say she is very thorough, attentive, and concerned about my needs. She prepared all the documents that were necessary and carefully explained them all. I would highly recommend her for your legal needs.
Posted by Grace | April 19, 2013
My great experience with Shauna L Turnbull
I am very happy I chose Shauna to help me with my legal documents. She helped me create a Power Of Attorney , Ladybird Deed for my home , explained how to set up a Trustee account and a Living Trust . She is extremely detailed and explains everything she does and makes sure you understand everything. She offers options on ways for my family to benefit better after my death. I would reccomend her to everyone I know.
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AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Shauna L. Turnbull, PLC
  • 1999 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Paleveda and Rome
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Special Counsel
  • U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • 1987 - 1997
  • Attorney
  • Miller Cohen Martens Ice & Geary
  • 1986 - 1986
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  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1993
  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981


  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Law Review
  • Wayne State University
  • 1985
  • High Honors
  • University of Michigan
  • 1981


  • FIA Review
  • Institutional Trading Mechanisms in Futures and Securities
  • 1988
  • Wayne Law Review
  • Annual Survey of Michigan Law, Torts
  • 1985

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Shauna L. Turnbull
Estate planning Attorney
Livonia, MI
Licensed for 38 years
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