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850.681.6810
850.681.9792
sturner@broadandcassel.com

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Focus Areas:

Litigation
Appellate
Constitutional Law and Governmental Litigation

Practice Areas:

Appellate
Commercial Litigation
Government Relations

Accreditations and Certifications:

Arbitrator
American Arbitration Association

Bar Membership:

Florida, 1966

Courts:

U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. Federal Court

Supreme Court of Florida

U.S. Supreme Court

Education:

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

Affiliations:

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
Member
Litigation Counsel of America
Fellow
American Arbitration Association
Arbitrator, Complex Commercial Panel

M. Stephen Turner P.A.

Managing Partner
Tallahassee   

Stephen Tuner is the Managing 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 - 2016 
  • Achieved AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell 
  • Named one of "Florida's Legal Elite" by Florida Trend magazine 

Publications

  • State Lands Regulation
    Florida Bar News
    1992
  • Judgment Against the State
    Florida Bar Journal
    1990
  • DRIs in Florida
    Florida Law Journal
    1974
  • Corporate Reorganization
    University of Florida Law Review
    1965

Press Releases

Date

Press Release

8/16/2016

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

6/9/2016

34 Broad and Cassel Attorneys Named Florida Super Lawyers, 12 Honored as Rising Stars