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The Don Turner Legal Team has the collective experience and legal knowledge to meet your criminal defense, DUI, and personal injury needs.
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.
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.
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!
Christopher Alston is our firm’s Paralegal Investigator. He is originally from Charleston, South Carolina, but spent the majority of his childhood growing up in Washington, D.C. Chris devoted 20 years with the US Air Force stationed at various installations throughout the United States. His most memorable assignment was in Hawaii – four beautiful years on the beach! Before retiring from the military, Chris earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Historical and Political Studies from the Chaminade University of Honolulu and earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Georgia College and State University. After retiring from the military, Chris remained in the public service profession as a law enforcement officer. After 14 years, he transitioned to his current profession as a paralegal. Chris attended Kennesaw State University’s paralegal program, and interned at a Midtown Atlanta law firm for six months before becoming a permanent member of the Don Turner Legal Team! In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, riding his Harley, photography, keeping up with current events, watching Clemson football and dedicating as much time as possible to warm weather on the beach.
Albert DaykinOf 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. RobinsonOf Counsel
Of counsel is an attorney that is not an equity member of the firm but has a very close relationship with the firm. 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.