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Erin Kay Turner

Divorce and separation Attorney at Forest Lake, MN

3.0   4 reviews

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Licensed for 22 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2000
Updated 10/29/2022

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Johnson & Turner Legal
56 E Broadway Ave
Ste 206
Forest Lake, MN, 55025-1660

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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2017
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Erin was very attentive and knowledgeable during my divorce process. She was supportive and kind as well which is important during a divorce. She took time to calmly explain things that were happening during the entire process when things were confusing and stressful. She was willing to listen and was responsive to emails, messages and phone calls. She was a much needed voice of reason during a very difficult time for myself and my family. I would highly recommend her services. Her office and support staff are also friendly and professional.
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Posted by Linda | October 10, 2013
Excellent guidance through a difficult case
If I had to pick just a couple words for Erin I'd choose intelligent, strategic, and honest. She was incredibly thoughtful about picking strategies that worked in my case--she knew when and how hard to push, when to wait and not "take the bait," and when to change approaches. I had an ex who was abusive and continued those tactics through the legal system, to the extent possible, and she kept me calm through what was a really dark time, I am lucky she was my guide and advocate through it. And we won! I'd recommend her to anyone in a child custody/child support case.
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Posted by S | July 1, 2014
Cliients request not listen to.
After years of working with Erin on grand parenting rights ,she did get them for me. However after tens of thousands of dollars in attorney and court fees ,Erin would not file my stayed order of con-tempt on the other party that would"nt follow the court order.Erin sent me a letter of withdrawal of counsel notice. My on going battle with other party still a nightmare, broke without counsel. :
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Posted by M | September 23, 2013
Does not listen to client's wishes/instructions
For a dissolution case, I found who I thought to be a bulldog of an attorney. She was generally average in responsiveness, and maybe a bit below in knowledge after I was able to compare her knowledge against several other attorneis I hired for limited scope representation after I was no longer working with Ms turner, but she seemed a like good litigator. I consider attornies to be employees of mine, who they technically reepresent, and as such should not make decisions or take steps without consulting me. I used her as a sounding board for ideas, and the paralegals for pulling together my documentation to try to closely manage my case and costs. However, I worked with my ex-wife to determine overall custody goals, thereby avoiding a SENE or trial over custody. The SENE was scheduled for 3 hours in the morning about a week after the ex and I agreed on overall custody, and due to agreeing to the time split, we both wrote in to cancel the SENE to our individual attornies. Well, without consulting me, Ms Turner set up a meeting with oposing counsel, that was then relayed to the ex wife, with a court status due a couple of days later. I had told Ms Turner that I wanted to work out the issue at hand with my ex wife, and have her review the documentation once it was completed, and was disappointed that she set up a meeting without consulting me. However, since there was a court status check coming up the end of that week, I felt compelled to atend the 'settlement conference' for no other reason than to not looking obstructionist to the court. The 'conference' was just as long as the SENE would have been, and on the same day the SENE was originally scheduled for, resulting in the same billable hours. I would not use her or her firm (Turner & Johnson) again. They are to work within the framework of what the petitioner/respondant requests. I get that some people know little about the divorce process, and therefore are pulled along with the case and attorney. However, I knew what I wanted, and was working both with and outside of my attorney to get the best result, and yet Ms Turner stepped into an area and set up meetings and took actions without talking to me first, against my requests.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Johnson Turner Legal
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Faegre & Benson
  • 2000 - 2004

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Associations

  • Everyone Belongs - Equity Innovation Steering Committee
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Flyaways Gymnastics Booster Club
  • President
  • 2019 - Present
  • Hosanna Lutheran Church Council
  • Member at Large
  • 2018 - Present
  • TEFFLA (The Education Foundation of the Forest Lake Area)
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • 2013 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2000 - Present
  • Lakes Center for Youth and Families (formerly Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau)
  • Board Chair
  • N/A
  • Forest Lake Area School Board
  • Vice President
  • 2010 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Woman Attorney
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
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  • 2019
  • Top Woman Attorney
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
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  • 2018
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  • 2017
  • Top Woman Attorney
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • North Star Lawyer
  • North Star Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Woman Attorney
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • North Star Lawyer
  • North Star Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • DRI - Young Lawyers Annual Conference
  • Building a Law Practice - The Importance of Community Engagement
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (18)
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Unknown Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erin is an experienced and highly regarded attorney in the family law community, with the proven ability to represent her clients effectively."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Erin is an experienced and thoughtful advocate. Her compassion and skillful communication serve her clients well, and I would recommend her as a family law attorney or mediator."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erin is a dedicated attorney whose compassion for her clients truly shows. I highly recommend her for family law matters."
Family Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Erin is a really smart attorney. She works hard for her clients and cares about them. She is a down to earth person to work with and always has a positive way of looking at things."
Mediation Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Erin is an incredibly skilled attorney and mediator. Clients and attorneys value her knowledge, tact, and compassion."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Erin does whatever is necessary to see that her clients' interests are protected and to help them achieve their goals. She is a great advocate who diligently and effectively guides her clients through the legal process."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Erin is an excellent and knowledgeable attorney. She is a passionate advocate for her clients. I would highly recommend her as an attorney for any family law matter."
Family Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Erin is simply a fantastic attorney. Her dedication to her clients and knowledge of the law are truly second to none. She is a professional in every sense of the word. I wholly endorse her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Erin is very competent and dedicated to her clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the pleasure of working with Erin for just over 2 years. In the courtroom, she is a zealous advocate for her clients. She offers her client a listening ear and practical advice to resolve disputes outside of the courtroom."
Mediation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the opportunity to engage Erin as a mediator on a number of cases, and she became one of my "go to" mediators across the metro area. My positive experiences in working with her made joining her firm a "no brainer" for me."
Family Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Erin has set a new standard among divorce attorneys in Minnesota. The line of client's waiting to hire her is indication enough that she is one of the best."
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Forest Lake Divorce and separation Lawyer Erin Kay Turner
Erin Kay Turner
Divorce and separation Attorney
Forest Lake, MN
Licensed for 22 years