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Kathleen Marie Turton

Child custody Attorney at Dallas, TX

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Kathleen Turton is a highly skilled family law mediator, negotiator, and advisor, with a focus on complex property and children's issues. She is a trained Parenting Coordinator, Parenting Facilitator, and Mediator. Her training and experience allow her to best help families as they work through the new choices they face.

Prior to forming her own firm, Kathleen served as Director of the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic at SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas. In this position, Kathleen supervised and trained student attorneys to represent children as court-appointed Guardians and Attorneys ad Litem; provided continuing legal education to lawyers and social workers in the child welfare field; and hosted roundtable discussions with the aim of improving the lives of children in the foster care system.

Before joining SMU, Kathleen practiced family law and was an Adjunct Faculty Member at El Centro College in Dallas. Kathleen received a B.S. in Microbiology, with special honors, from the University of Texas, and worked for several years at the Texas Department of Health before attending law school. She received her law degree from SMU Dedman School of Law.  She is a frequent speaker on family law and alternative dispute resolution issues.

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Licensed for 18 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2004
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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Turton & Pinkerton, PLLC
12222 Merit Drive
Suite 1200
Dallas, TX, 75251

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Posted by Sheryl | January 12, 2011
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Kathleen is extremely intelligent and always professional. I always feel she is willing to go the extra mile to answer any question I may have. She is very thorough in her research which gives me a great deal of confidence in her. I would highly recommend her as an attorney.

Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Ward & Turton, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Gregg & Turton, PLLC
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Director
  • W. W. Caruth, Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic at the Southern Methodist University
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Attorney at Law
  • Keane, Fowler & Donohue
  • 2004 - 2009
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Education

  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • 2004
  • Southern Methodist University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Associations

  • Empowering Women as Leaders
  • Advisory Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Dallas County Dispute Resolution Systems
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Empowering Women as Leaders
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorneys Serving the Community
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Annette Stewart American Inn of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Pro Bono Services Committee
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Treasurer
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Secretary
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Empowering Women as Leaders
  • Board Member, Director of Mentoring
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Pro Bono Services Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2005 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Nancy Ferrell's Family Law Mediation Training
  • Property and Children's Issues in Family Law Cases and Mediation
  • 2014
  • Nancy Ferrell's Family Law Mediation Training
  • Property and Children's Issues in Family Law Cases and Mediation
  • 2013
  • Dallas Bar Association's Family Law Nuts & Bolts CLE
  • Family Law Nuts & Bolts
  • 2013
  • Nancy Ferrell's Family Law Mediation Training
  • Property and Children's Issues in Family Law Cases and Mediation
  • 2012
  • Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
  • Modifications: In Form & Practice
  • 2012
  • Dallas Bar Association's Family Law Nuts & Bolts CLE
  • Family Law Nuts & Bolts
  • 2012
  • Nancy Ferrell's Family Law Mediation Training
  • Property and Children's Issues in Family Law Cases and Mediation
  • 2011
  • Dallas Bar Association's Family Law Nuts & Bolts CLE
  • Family Law Nuts & Bolts
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
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Family Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Kathleen is one of the top attorneys in Dallas for family law. She does an excellent job working with clients and making sure she puts forth everything necessary to win their case. I highly recommend her!"
Family Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Kathleen since law school and even then when we worked together in the child advocacy clinic I was impressed with her dedication to her clients and hard work. Now I confidently rely on her for guidance on family law matters and can refer a client with a complex family law matter to her knowing they will be well served. She is highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When I think of the word "professionalism", I think immediately of Kathleen Turton. She is wise, knowledgeable, extremely hard working, and dedicated to doing the best for her client. I am proud to be able to endorse this extremely capable lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Turton is knowledgeable and passionate about what she does. I have referred many clients to her over the years, as well as seek her advice on various matters relating to my own cases. She cares for her clients and treats them with respect. She is a wonderful advocate, and I would trust my clients with her."
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Dallas Child custody Lawyer Kathleen Marie Turton
Kathleen Marie Turton
Child custody Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 18 years