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Focus Areas:

Constitutional Law and Governmental Litigation

Practice Areas:

Commercial Litigation
Government Relations

Accreditations and Certifications:

American Arbitration Association

Bar Membership:

Florida, 1966


U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. Federal Court

Supreme Court of Florida

U.S. Supreme Court


University of Florida Levin College of Law
Gainesville, Florida, 1965
J.D., Juris Doctor, cum laude

Duke University
Durham, North Carolina, 1963
B.A., Bachelor of Arts


The Florida Bar
Past-Chair, Appellate Rules Committee
First District Court of Appeals Appellate American Inn of Court
Charter Member
Stafford American Inns of Court
Litigation Counsel of America
American Arbitration Association
Arbitrator, Complex Commercial Panel

M. Stephen Turner P.A.


Stephen Turner is a Partner in Broad and Cassel's Tallahassee Office and is an ex-officio member of the Firm's Management Committee. He is former chairman of the Appellate Practice Group and senior member of the Constitutional Law and Governmental Litigation team.

  • Mr. Turner concentrates in specialty litigation and appellate practice, and in administrative and governmental law, and has served as trial and/or appellate counsel in a broad range of cases.
  • Mr. Turner has made numerous appearances before the Florida Supreme Court, Florida's District Courts of Appeal, and the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals; and he is also admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Mr. Turner is an AV Preeminent®-rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, recognized for his appellate practice, and has been continously selected as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" and as a "Florida Super Lawyer" for his experience in appellate law, business litigation and government law. He has also been named among Florida Trend magazine's "Legal Elite."
  • Mr. Turner frequently handles novel cases, developing strategic approaches and being well-prepared and studied to advance pertinent issues with clarity.
  • Mr. Turner taught for many years as an adjunct professor at Florida State University's School of Law, and presented the annual award to the most outstanding appellate advocate in the school's Moot Court competition.
  • Mr. Turner was nominated by the Florida Bar, appointed by the Governor and served on the State Judicial Nominating Commission for the First District Court of Appeals.
  • Before entering private practice, Mr. Turner previously served as a federal district court law clerk, an Air Force JAG officer, a special assistant Florida Attorney General and a state agency general counsel.
  • While in law school, Mr. Turner served as an editor of the University of Florida Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif.

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized in "The Best Lawyers in America®" for commercial litigation in 2007 - 2017 
  • "Florida Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine, 2006 - 2017 
  • Achieved AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell 
  • Named one of "Florida's Legal Elite" by Florida Trend magazine 


  • State Lands Regulation
    Florida Bar News
  • Judgment Against the State
    Florida Bar Journal
  • DRIs in Florida
    Florida Law Journal
  • Corporate Reorganization
    University of Florida Law Review

Press Releases


Press Release


38 Broad and Cassel Attorneys Named Florida Super Lawyers, Nine Honored as Rising Stars


45 Broad and Cassel Attorneys Named 2017 Best Lawyers® in America, Four Selected as Lawyers of the Year