Competent, Caring, Creative Defense. Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist ready to fight for you!
Catherine Turner grew up in Minneapolis. She graduated from UMass Amherst, where she was a news writer and editor for the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. During college, she lived in Washington DC for a summer as an intern at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. There she worked for the Conflict Prevention Program. After graduation, she switched coasts and headed out to Oregon for law school at Lewis & Clark Law School.
When she is not lawyering, Catherine enjoys biking, running, and cross-country skiing. She loves to sew and garden. She loves cooking, traveling, and going to concerts. She volunteers regularly for local organizations that feed the infirm. Her favorite thing to eat at the Minnesota State Fair is deep fried cookie dough on a stick. Her favorite bird is the pelican.
|MN||Authorized to practice||2005||10/08/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Certified Criminal Law Specialist||Minnesota State Bar Association||2013|
|Contract/Conflict Attorney||Federal Public Defender of Minnesota||2013 - Present|
|Criminal Defense Goddess||Catherine Turner, Attorney at Law, PLLC||2008 - Present|
|Assistant Public Defender||Dakota County Office Of The Public Defender||2006 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Federal Public Defender of Oregon||2003 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Federal Bar Association (Minnesota chapter)||Member||2015 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2011 - Present|
|Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board Member||2010 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|Hennepin County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|The New York Times||Tracking Phones, Google Is a Dragnet for the Police||2019|
|Lewis & Clark Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|University of Massachusetts, Amherst||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
|Ramsey County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||The State of The Fourth Amendment in the Age of Edward Snowden||2015|
|Minnesota Rehabilitation Association Spring Conference||Help! My Client Has A Conviction!||2015|
|Ramsey County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||A Wholistic Approach to Representing Clients with Mental Health Issues||2014|
|MACDL Fall CLE||A Wholistic Approach to Representing Clients with Mental Health Issues||2014|
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