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Merle J Turchik

Employment and labor Attorney at Tucson, AZ

4.2   10 reviews

About Merle

Learn Merle’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    65%
    All aspects of employment law: ADA, FMLA, FLSA, EEO, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, whistle-blower, etc.

    35 years, 200 cases

  2. Contracts and agreements
    20%

    35 years, 150 cases

  3. Sexual harassment
    15%

Licensed for 36 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1986
Updated 09/18/2022
State IL
Status Voluntarily Inactive
Acquired 1990
Updated 10/11/2022

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Turchik Law Firm, P.C.
2205 E. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ, 85719

Reviews

4.2 / 5.0
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Posted by nicole | May 28, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Contacted me promptly
She gave me some leads and ideas as she is overwhelmed right now. Gave me her availability which is appreciated.
Posted by Real People in Tucson | July 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She's One of the Good Ones...Highly Recommend Her
One good thing about the law is that it is mostly black or white and Merle can help you understand where you stand. We highly recommend setting up an initial consultation with Merle to determine if there are legal grounds for further action. At the very least, you will get an expert opinion and possibly clarity of action for your consultation fee. For us throughout the past several years, Merle was consistent, professional, knowledgeable, experienced, respectful, honest, available, prompt, and reasonably priced. She gave us information on paths we should take. Merle represented us in two mediations regarding what we believed to be an employer not acting in accordance with law. We are very happy with the services Merle provided and highly recommend contacting her.
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Posted by Maureen | June 9, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpfull ans informative
She is very knowledgeable and kind. We went to see her with many questions about my workplace. She answered all of them and gave us very helpful advice. When we had other questions we emailed her and she responded almost right away giving us great of mind. while we did not need to hire her, we would do so in a second if the need arises
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
I can't state enough how grateful I was to have had Merle by my side through a recent legal matter. She was exceedingly knowledgeable and also honest and straight forward with me. Her rates were more than fair. Everything was done timely and the communication was great.
Posted by Katie | March 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience
Merle is extremely professional and worked diligently to help me with my case. She knew the ins and outs of employment law and helped me reach a resolution. I fully recommend her to anyone looking for an ethical lawyer who really knows her stuff.
Posted by Mark | February 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank Your Merle Turchik
I cannot begin to say how thankful I am that Merle was my attorney during a very challenging time. Not only did she take a professional interest in my case but did so in a manner that felt personal as well. She made going through the process easier and was straight forward with me when necessary, Which in my case is often. My wife and I are beyond grateful for Merle and how she helped us.
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Posted by Fran | February 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Diligent and worthy
Ms. Turchik is a forward-thinking attorney that follows through on matters. I am grateful to have received services from her. She is trustworthy and worked in alliance with concerns. I recommend her highly to others seeking employment-related issues.
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Merle Turchik
Merle, was able to give me clear direction on how to proceed with the state board of nursing. Her guidance was crucial to my outcome.
Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Not worth the consultation fee
She listened sympathetically about my charges of discrimination and unjustified termination. She stated that she needed to research intermittent FMLA and then contacted me back stating that the case just wasn’t worth enough, and I could represent myself. If I wanted to represent myself...why would I have paid her $300 for a consultation fee?!
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Response from Merle Turchik June 5, 2019
Because I determined that you did not qualify for FMLA, I thought you would spend more more money in attorney's fees than you were likely to get from the employer. That was the only reason I suggested that you represent yourself. Please contact me off-line to see if I can resolve any misunderstanding.
Posted by Addie | February 6, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
She will take your money, listen sympathetically, then disappear
She had no problem listening and sympathizing with my story of discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination. She led me to believe that she could help me, that she just needed to consult with her colleagues regarding the situation- she would be in touch. Over two months went by, I heard nothing. When she finally did get around to returning my call she let me know she had other things to do, she wouldn't handle my case. I believe she never consulted anyone and was simply placating me for an hour of her time worth $300. If I had known she was going to disregard my situation I could have sought help elsewhere. Instead she buttered me up, took my money, then went about her merry way. Very unethical.
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Response from Merle Turchik February 7, 2019
Addie, I am sorry you felt that way. I met with you for close to 2 hours and did offer advice on what I thought you could do at that time. Please contact me offline and I will see if there is anything more I can do for you. Best regards, Merle Joy Turchik
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Turchik Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Ryan Turchik, P.C.
  • 2004 - 2014
  • Principal Asst. City Attorney
  • City of Tucson
  • 1996 - 2004

Education

  • James E. Rogers College of Law
  • J.D. with Distinction
  • 1986
  • N/A

Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona, Employment and Labor Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2005 - 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona
  • Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education
  • 2015
  • Top Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona
  • Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education
  • 2008

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Tucson Employment and labor Lawyer Merle J Turchik
Merle J Turchik
Employment and labor Attorney
Tucson, AZ
Licensed for 36 years