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Reginald M. Turner

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Office

Detroit

500 Woodward Ave
Suite 3500
Detroit, MI 48226
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Fax: 313.309.6818
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Practice Areas
Government & Public AffairsLabor & EmploymentLitigationPolitical LawProfessional Ethics & Risk Management
Areas of Emphasis
Advocacy & Government ContractsBrownfields RedevelopmentCollective BargainingEmployment LitigationERISA LitigationGovernment ProcurementLegal Advice on Union Organizing CampaignsMunicipal ServicesPublic ContractingPublic/Private PartnershipsRegulatory Advice & CounselTax Incentives & Grants
Industries
Automotive & ManufacturingEducationTransportation & Logistics
Services
Economic Development Services
Education
J.D., University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1987
B.S., Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 1982
State Bar Licenses
Michigan
Court Admissions
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Michigan
Membership
American Bar Foundation, Life Benefactor Fellow
American Bar Association, Member House of Delegates, Member Labor and Employment Section
American Bar Association, Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Chair, 2011-2014
American Constitution Society, Michigan Chapter Board of Directors
Comerica, Inc., Board of Directors
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Vice Chairman
DBusiness Top Lawyers
Detroit Institute of Arts, Vice Chair
Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, Member Labor and Employment Section
Detroit Public Safety Foundation, Vice Chair
Federal Bar Association, Member Labor Section
Hudson-Webber Foundation, Trustee
Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School, Advisory Board Member
Masco Corporation, Board of Directors
Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Lawyer of the Year 2005
National Bar Association, Past President; Member Labor and Employment Section
National Bar Institute, Board of Directors
State Bar of Michigan, Past-President; Member Labor and Employment Section
Super Lawyers®, 2005 – present
The Best Lawyers in America, 2003 – present
United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Board of Directors, Past Chair
University of Michigan Law School, Hargo Scholarship Committee
Super lawyers 2015
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Reginald M. Turner

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Reginald Turner is a highly accomplished litigator, government affairs advocate and strategic advisor. He is a member of Clark Hill’s Executive Committee, Government Policy Group, and Labor and Employment Practice Group. Reginald is named in the peer review guides Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers®, as well as the Michigan Chronicle Power 50, DBusiness Top Lawyers, Crain’s Detroit Business Power Lawyers and Crain’s Most Connected.  He has been identified by Michigan Lawyers Weekly and Best Lawyers as a Lawyer of the Year.

Reginald has successfully litigated commercial, employment, labor, class action and public policy matters in state and federal courts and administrative tribunals. He regularly counsels clients in negotiation, drafting and administration of labor and employment contracts in the private and public sectors. Reginald has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Employers, the American Arbitration Association’s Michigan Employment Advisory Council and the State Bar of Michigan’s Labor and Employment Section Council.

As an experienced lobbyist, Reginald advocates effectively for corporate clients in federal, state and local matters.  He has significant government service experience at all three levels. Reginald served as a White House Fellow under President Bill Clinton, and worked for U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretaries Henry Cisneros and Andrew Cuomo. He has also had gubernatorial, mayoral and county executive appointments in Michigan.

Reginald is a director of Comerica, Inc., one of the nation’s largest financial institutions. He chairs the board’s Enterprise Risk Committee, and serves on the Audit Committee and the Qualified Legal Compliance Committee. Reginald is also a director of Masco Corporation, one of the world's largest manufacturers of brand name products for new home construction and home improvement. He serves on the board’s Audit Committee and Governance Committee.

Reginald is a past president of the National Bar Association and past president of the State Bar of Michigan. He has served as the State Delegate for Michigan in the American Bar Association House of Delegates, and as chair of the ABA House of Delegates Rules & Calendar Committee, the Committee on Issues of Concern to the Profession, and the Committee on Credentials and Admissions. Reginald is also a past chair of the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession and the Commission on the Lawyer's Role in Assuring Every Child a Quality Education. He is a Life Benefactor Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honor reserved to less than 1 percent of lawyers in each state.

Reginald is active in public service and civic and charitable organizations. He is chairman of the Detroit Public Safety Foundation, vice chairman of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and a trustee of the Hudson-Webber Foundation. He is a past chair of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, and a past vice chairman of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

In 2003, Governor Jennifer Granholm appointed Reginald to the Michigan State Board of Education and he won a statewide election for a full term in 2006. From 2000-2003, Reginald represented Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer on the Detroit Board of Education. He has previously served as Secretary of the Wayne County Airport Authority, as Secretary of the Wayne County Business Development Corporation, on Governor John Engler’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Michigan Gaming, as chairman of the City of Detroit Board of Ethics, and on the Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Advisory Committee.

News
Clark Hill Attorney Reginald M. Turner Named to Savoy’s 2017 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors ListClark Hill Attorney Reginald M. Turner Elected to Fellowship in the College of Labor and Employment LawyersSixty-Six Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising StarsClark Hill Attorney Reginald M. Turner Nominated for Election to Fellowship in the College of Labor and Employment LawyersSeventy-Four Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaClark Hill Attorney Reginald M. Turner to Provide Insight On Detroit Elections at Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference on June 2, 2017Clark Hill Attorney Reginald M. Turner Principal Author of Labor Law Chapter of Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, Fourth Edition by Thompson ReutersClark Hill PLC Partners With Plante Moran to Present School Law and Finance Seminar on January 21, 2017Twenty-Eight Clark Hill Attorneys Named to DBusiness Magazine's 2017 Top Lawyers ListSixty Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising StarsSixty-Four Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaClark Hill Attorney Reginald M. Turner Slated as Panelist in ABA and Duke Law Center “Rules Amendment Roadshow” in Detroit, MI on May 19, 2016Clark Hill Attorney Reginald M. Turner to Present on “Mindful Lawyering: The Ethics of Knowing When to Say No” at Wayne State University Law School April 4, 2016 Clark Hill Attorney Reginald M. Turner to Moderate Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber Government Forecast Breakfast Headlined by Senator Gary Peters on March 7, 2016Sixty-Six Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for the 2015 Super Lawyers Business EditionTwenty-Eight Clark Hill Attorneys Named to DBusiness Magazine's 2016 Top Lawyers ListClark Hill Members John Hern, Reginald M. Turner, and Linda M. Watson Elected to Clark Hill PLC Executive CommitteeSixty-Five Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers 2015 ListClark Hill PLC Receives National and Metropolitan Tier 1 Rankings in the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in America's “Best Law Firms”Sixty-Two Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaClark Hill Attorney Reginald Turner to Receive 2015 Trailblazer Award at the Michigan CBC Delegation Reception Clark Hill Attorney Reginald M. Turner Appointed Chair of the Rules and Calendar Committee of the ABA House of Delegates Clark Hill Attorney Reginald Turner to Present at the Corporate Counsel Women of Color 10th Anniversary Conference On Wednesday, October 8, 2014Fifty-Seven Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2014 Leading LawyersThirty-Seven Clark Hill Attorneys named DBusiness Top Lawyers for 2015Sixty-Three Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers 2014 List Fifty-Nine Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers in America Clark Hill Attorney Reginald M. Turner to Present on Managing Retiree Health Benefits for the Michigan Public Employers Labor Relations Association March 7, 2014Twenty-Three Clark Hill Attorneys named DBusiness Top Lawyers for 2014Sixty-Five Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars 2013 ListFifty-Seven Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaClark Hill Attorney Reginald Turner to Receive National Bar Association 2013 “Outside Counsel of the Year” AwardClark Hill Attorney Reginald Turner Receives 2013 Lifetime Services Award from the Detroit Institute of ArtsClark Hill Attorney Reginald M. Turner Honored With D. Augustus Straker Bar Association Trailblazer AwardClark Hill PLC Attorneys Joel D. Applebaum and Reginald M. Turner Participated in the “Professionalism in Action Program” – Jan. 25Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano Appoints Clark Hill Attorney Reginald Turner to the Wayne County Airport Authority BoardForty-Seven Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2013 Top Lawyers by dBusiness MagazineAttorney Reginald M. Turner of Clark Hill PLC Participated in a Panel Discussion at the Second Presidential Debate Watch Series, Oct. 16Forty-Four Clark Hill PLC Attorneys Selected for Inclusion on the 2013 Best Lawyers in America ListFour Clark Hill Attorneys Receive 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” Distinction from the Best Lawyers in AmericaFifty-Three Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars 2012 ListThirty-Six Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers Business Edition 2012Clark Hill Attorney Reginald Turner to Participate in “Diversity in the United States, Canada and Africa: Shared and Diverging Opportunities and Challenges” Roundtable with the National Bar Association July 16 in Las VegasClark Hill PLC Attorney Reginald Turner, Chair of American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, to Preside at ABA 24th Annual Minority Counsel Spring Program, May 23Clark Hill PLC Member Reginald M. Turner to be Honored at National Bar Association's President's Dinner, May 19Twelve Clark Hill Attorneys Named to DBusiness Magazine’s 2012 Top Lawyers ListForty Clark Hill Attorneys Listed in the Best Lawyers in America 2012 EditionForty-Nine Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars 2011 ListClark Hill Attorney Reginald Turner Appointed Chair of American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic DiversityClark Hill Attorney Reginald M. Turner Re-Elected to American Bar Association House of DelegatesClark Hill Attorneys Daniel J. Bretz and Reginald M. Turner Elected to Clark Hill PLC Executive CommitteeFifty-One Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars 2010 ListClark Hill Attorney Reginald Turner to Present at WWJ Newsradio 950 Igniting Innovation in Michigan EventThirty Four Clark Hill Attorneys Listed in the Best Lawyers in America 2011 EditionAttorney Reginald Turner to be Recognized by National Bar Association During 85th Annual Convention in New OrleansClark Hill Attorney Reginald M. Turner Selected As One Of Corp! Magazine’s 2009 Salute To Diversity HonoreeThirty Clark Hill Attorneys Selected as Best Lawyers in AmericaThirty Two Clark Hill Attorneys Named in Michigan Super Lawyers MagazineClark Hill Attorney Reginald M. Turner Nominated to Michigan Chronicle’s 2009 Men of ExcellenceClark Hill Attorney Reginald M. Turner Honored as Man of the Year by Michigan Minority Women’s Network – Detroit ChapterClark Hill Attorney Reginald M. Turner to Speak on Panel at “The Michigan Stimulus Impact” DiscussionClark Hill Attorney Reginald Turner Named to Crain’s Power Lawyers 2008Twenty-Five Clark Hill Attorneys Selected as Best Lawyers in AmericaNine Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers’ Corporate Counsel EditionThirty Two Clark Hill Attorneys Selected as Michigan Super Lawyers
Articles
Reginald M. Turner Legal News Profile: Steady Hand, Area Attorney Relishes Challenge of Business LitigationClark Hill Attorneys Reginald M. Turner and Emory D. Moore, Jr. Mentioned in Crain's Detroit Business: Cass Tech's Legal Alumni Gather, October 2016Clark Hill Attorneys Reginald M. Turner and Emory D. Moore, Jr. Mentioned in Oakland County Legal News: Cass Tech Alumni to Host 'Lawyers & Judges' Event, October 2016Reginald M. Turner Quoted in The Legal News: Mindful Lawyering, Panel Looks at the 'Ethics of Knowing When to Say No', May 2016Reginald M. Turner Quoted in The Legal News: Wayne Law Panel Looks at the 'Ethics of When to Say No', April 2016Reginald M. Turner Mentioned in C&GNews: The State of Michigan, Infrastructure and Industry are Focus of Annual Government Forecast, March 2016Reginald M. Turner Quoted in The Guardian: Detroit Teachers' Sickout Shuts Down Schools as Officials Scramble for RecourseReginald M. Turner Quoted in The Detroit News: Detroit's Future Tied to Schools, November 2014Reginald M. Turner Quoted in The Detroit News: Detroit Rises: Let's Find Common Ground on Education, November 2014
Presentations
SE MI LE Conference 2016 WhistleblowerHow the New NLRB Election and Handbook Rules Challenge Employers
Videos
Reginald M. Turner Speaks on WDIV Channel 4 Flashpoint: Healthcare, Russian Politics, Wiretapping, Detroit Hot Topics, March 2017Channel 4 Flashpoint: Reginald M. Turner Interviewed on the Education Achievement Authority of MichiganCrain's Detroit Business Executive Insights - Keep Growth on the up...and up: How Companies Can Sustain Success