Michael E. Turner


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San Francisco

Michael is an experienced trial attorney with more than a decade of experience and more than 40 jury trials to date. He represents local government agencies such as police departments, local governments, and school districts. Michael advises clients in areas such as administrative and Skelly hearings, Pitchess motions, special education, arbitration, and CPRA, as well as white-collar and discrimination cases on behalf of individuals, entities, and businesses.

Michael is also a former Deputy District Attorney and a Criminal Defense Attorney. In addition to his practice, Michael is passionate about the areas of animal welfare and advocacy, special education and disability law, and criminal law.


“The 'Pokemon' Case – Court Upholds Termination Based on Unintentional In-Car Dash Cam Recording of Peace Officers Hunting a Snorlax,” Labor & Employment Law Alert (February 2022)

“Additional Law Enforcement Reform Amendments, Expansions, and Changes Signed Into Law by Governor,” Labor & Employment Law Alert (November 2021)

"California Signs Police Reform Legislation Into Law," Labor & Employment Law Alert (October 2021)

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"Public Safety Update: New Police Reform Legislation And The Impact On Public Safety," CALPELRA Annual Training Conference (November 2022)

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J.D., cum laude, Pepperdine University School of Law (2003)

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (1999)

Admissions And Courts

Supreme Court of the United States

California Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

San Francisco

415-995-5808 Direct Phone
415-995-3585 Fax

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