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Donald Turner

Founding Partner 770-594-1777 [email protected]

Personal Injury, Criminal Defense & DUI:  Don has been practicing law for 40 years. During that time, he has built extensive relationships within the medical, legal and law enforcement communities throughout northern Georgia.

Prior to his legal career, Don was an offensive lineman for the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets. He brings the NFL themes of discipline, teamwork, exceptional performance, and the love of winning when working for his clients and managing his firm. He fights aggressively for the rights of his clients.

Don has won millions of dollars for clients injured in automobile accidents and survivors in wrongful death cases. He is a member of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers and the Top 25 Auto Accident Trial Lawyers Association.

Don has successfully defended thousands of clients facing criminal charges, including trying hundreds of cases in municipal, state, superior, and federal court systems.

Don completed extensive post-graduate work in counseling and psychology while working as a Probation Officer in Fulton and DeKalb Counties. This experience gave him an understanding of people— clients, judges, prosecutors — and better enabling him to obtain the best legal outcomes for his clients.

Don is a Founding Member of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD). The Founding NCDD Members represent the original 100 DUI defense attorneys from across the nation who were invited by the original 10 Founding Fathers to participate in and sponsor the creation of the College. He was one of only eight selected in Georgia.

He is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL), DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Top 100 DUI Attorneys in the State of Georgia, the Georgia Chapter of Defense of Drinking Drivers (DODD). He is NHTSA-certified in field sobriety testing and Intoxilyzer breath-testing devices.

I would highly recommend hiring Don Turner for any of your law needs. We have used him on multiple occasions & have never been disappointed. He is very professional & courteous of your time as well. If it weren’t for Mr. Turner, our outcome in court probably wouldn’t have been very good. We will continue to use him as our attorney.

Anonymous (DUI)

When I got my DUI, I was SO stressed about what I was about to deal with. Mr Turner not only saved my license but made the entire process as simple as possible. I was surprised to receive an actual person every time I called his office. The entire staff was extremely helpful, and Mr. Turner was in contact with me regularly. Since then, I’ve recommended him to family members and friends, all of whom have been very thankful. We’ve added him to our speed dial!

Anonymous (DUI Client)

Don Turner handled a DUI case for me. The out come of the case ended positively and I was very pleased with the knowledge and expertize that Don brought to the courtroom. Don also made me feel at ease throughout this process, which made it easier to deal with. On top of all that, Don’s staff is just fantastic.

Paul (DUI Client)

I can’t tell you how much I appreciate everyone’s patience & hard work. I apologize for my punctuality and I’m grateful I used this Firm. Hopefully, I’ll never need your services again, but I will recommend this Firm to anyone who may need it. Thanks again. Ya’ll are the bestest ever!!!!

Taylor (Fulton DUI Case)

I would like to thank Attorney Manal Chehimi for the exemplary work she has done in getting my DUI case dismissed. Thank you so much for: your dedication, your honesty, hard work and sincerity, but last but not least, thank you for restoring hope! Your interpersonal skills, really got me thru those moments when I thought all was lost. Your mastery of the law assured me in those moments when I thought this case too monumental to win…but you won! Thank you very much! You are a true champion!…keep up the good work.
You are highly recommended.

Rupert (DUI Dismissal)

Donald Turner is an excellent lawyer. When I was charged with a DUI in Cobb County Mr. Turner not only got the charge taken down to Reckless Driving, but managed to allow me to keep my driver’s license as well. Mr. Turner and his entire staff always had the time to answer questions or set a meeting with me. He and his entire staff were knowledgeable, professional, warm, and courteous. He is the only attorney I would ever turn to if I were in need of legal advice or counsel in the future.

Heather (DUI Client)

I have known Don for quite some time. He is very knowledgeable and communicates openly with his clients. His counsel has proven valuable time and again. I have gladly recommended him to several of my friends. If you need counsel for a DUI or trial situation, then Don and his team are the people to see.

DJE (DUI)

When I got my DUI, I was SO stressed about what I was about to deal with. Mr. Turner not only saved my license but made the entire process as simple as possible. I was surprised to receive an actual person every time I called his office. The entire staff was extremely helpful, and Mr. Turner was in contact with me regularly. Since then, I’ve recommended him to family members and friends, all of whom have been very thankful. We’ve added him to our speed dial!

Liz (DUI Client)

I wanted to once again thank you for all that you and your staff have done for me in reference to my DUI case. Especially, I would like to point out to you the exemplary service of Don Turner’s team. Not only are they extremely personable and attentive every time I have had to contact the office, but they also pay great attention to detail and appear to really take every client’s individual case to heart.

Elizabeth J. (DUI Client)

Don Turner is a highly skilled lawyer and a wonderful human being. He is extremely bright, hardworking and tremendously talented in the courtroom. There are some people that you meet and immediately feel a sense of comfort in their presence, that they are thoughtful and have the tremendous confidence in their work that can only be gained through years of experience. Mr. Turner is that person and more. I would highly recommend anyone in need of quality representation speak with Don Turner and experience a compassion and legal acumen rarely found in the legal profession. I can assure you that you will not be disappointed.

William Sherman, a Fellow Attorney

Don Turner spent time to go over all the details of my DUI case. He provided options, and was honest about best and worst case scenarios and the most likely outcomes. He took time to answer all my questions, and I could tell that he genuinely cared. Don let me know where there were issues with the way the officer conducted the field sobriety test (i.e., did one of the tests from the seat of my car instead of me standing in front of him). I would highly recommend this attorney. I had never used the services of an attorney before, and one of my friends recommended Don Turner.

Amber (DUI)

Don and I have been friends for over 25 years and his skills as a criminal defense lawyers are among the best in the defense bar in Georgia. He is an effective professional and always has the best interest of his clients at heart. More importantly, Don has the legal knowledge to back up his efforts and to prevail on their behalf.

Larry Wolfe, a Fellow Attorney

I had never been pulled over for DUI before. A friend referred me to Don saying, “You will like him. He is good.” Don met with me and explained my options and possible outcomes. The final result is better than he had first suggested and worth every dollar. Don knows how to maneuver through the system and got me better than I deserve. Ashley handled my concerns professionally and promptly. Lesson learned. Don saved me from much worse than I was prepared to accept. I would suggest Don Turner to anyone looking to deal with the legal system.
P.S. Don got me better than I deserved. Thanks again, Don.

G.T.

Don has handled a number of issues for myself and my family. Besides being very knowledgeable I found that he had a very strong and solid reputation and respect among the court officials and judges who were handling my cases. Fair and sensible in helping me resolve my matters in a common sense manner.

Daniel (DUI Client)

Seeing that I’ve had little experience with the criminal justice system, I was impressed by how smoothly everything went. Don was able to negotiate a great plea deal with very lenient sentence conditions. No need to be stressed. Don’s got it covered. I was able to move on with my life.

Jake (DUI Client)

Lisanne Edelman

Associate Attorney 770-594-1777 [email protected]

Lisanne began working with the Don Turner Legal Team in 2016, when she was finishing her last year of law school. She is originally from The Netherlands, and moved here with her family in 2001. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Oglethorpe University in 2014, and was a member of their Varsity soccer team for four years.

After graduating from Oglethorpe University, Lisanne enrolled at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. During her three years of law school, she was a member of the Criminal Justice Honors Program, President of the Criminal Law Society, a Peer Mentor to younger students, an ambassador for the school through the Office of Admissions, a recipient of the Andy Crawford Scholarship for academic merit, an intern with the Fulton County Metro Conflict Defender’s Office, and she actively participated in Moot Court competitions as a member of the Advocacy Board.

In May 2017, Lisanne graduated from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School with Latin Honors and she finished her law school career in the top ten of her class. During the graduation ceremony, she received an award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy and was recognized for Pro Bono Distinction due to her work with the Fulton County Metro Conflict Defender’s Office.

Lisanne took the Georgia Bar Exam in July 2017, and found out that she passed in October 2017. She is now an active member of the Superior Court of Georgia Bar as well as the Supreme Court of Georgia Bar, and has gotten off to a strong start as an Associate with the Don Turner Legal Team.

Albert Daykin

Of Counsel

Of counsel is an attorney that is not an equity member of the firm but has a very close relationship with the firm.

Albert has 34 years’ experience as an attorney and CPA, specializing in business formation and operations, business and commercial litigation, tax law and trade secret protection and litigation. He and Don have partnered together on projects for several multi-million dollar corporations and joint ventures, as well as in complex business litigation. Albert’s education and experience uniquely qualify him to find insightful profitable and tax-advantageous solutions for business clients—large or small. He also works as a mediator and lawyer in traditional family law and nontraditional domestic partnerships. He graduated from the University of Georgia’s undergraduate program and law school.

George R. Robinson

Of Counsel

George has over 40 years’ experience as a criminal defense attorney, specializing in felony criminal cases, DUI’s, Traffic Violations, Drug and Narcotics, Juvenile, and an accredited attorney in the Department of Veterans Affairs. George’s education and unique experiences uniquely qualify him to find the best defense for his clients. He worked several different roles in the military and served as the Fulton County District attorney, as well as working at his own private practice. He graduated from Georgia State University’s undergraduate program and Woodrow Wilson College of Law, and Northwestern College of Law.

Team Support

Ashley Sampson

Firm Administrator 770-594-1777 [email protected]

Ashley Sampson is our Firm Administrator.  She joined our Team in April 2015.  Ashley has vast experience in customer service and office management.  She is attentive to detail, well organized, and can handle multiple projects at one time.  She coordinates our court calendar and assists attorneys with case management.  Her interpersonal skills bring value to her work with clients and in resolving issues with the various parties involved in a case.

Ashley was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated from Ashford University in April 2015 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Leadership. She currently resides in Roswell with her husband, Nate.  They were married on May 9, 2015 and are enjoying their first year of marriage. She is very excited to be a part of the Don Turner Legal Team and we are very lucky to have her!

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