Stephen D. TurnerStephen Turner Clark Hill
Stephen D. Turner
Stephen D. Turner is Of Counsel to the Litigation Practice Group in Clark Hill’s Grand Rapids office. With more than 30 years of experience as a trial attorney, he focuses his practice in the areas of complex business, employment, and intellectual property litigation, and he has handled such matters in state and federal courts in Michigan, as well as in several other states.
Stephen has significant trial experience, having tried in excess of 125 cases. He has served as counsel in a large number of class, collective and multi-party actions concerning commercial, business, and employment issues, in addition to complex business litigation and intellectual property litigation matters involving significant claims of money damages. Stephen is also certified as a mediator by the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan.
A native of Grand Rapids, Stephen earned his bachelor’s degree from Miami University in 1967 and his law degree from Georgetown University in 1972. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Litigation and Tort and Insurance Practice Sections and previously served on the Grand Rapids Bar Association’s Committee on Jury Representation. He is also a former member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Negligence Law Section, where he served on the Section Council, and the Labor and Employment Law Section. Additionally, Stephen is a member of the Federal Bar Association, and he is a Fellow of the Michigan Bar Foundation. In the Western District of Michigan Federal Court, he is a former member of the Voluntary Facilitative Mediation Committee, which oversees all of the Court’s ADR programs, and he has served on the Federal Magistrate Selection Committee and the Patent Law Advisory Committee.
Stephen has been a frequent lecturer for a variety of institutions including the Michigan Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Federal Publications, and CLE International, among others. Stephen was a co-author of Personnel and Employment Law in Michigan and was a contributing author of Michigan Environmental Law. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America and named to Law and Politics Magazine's Super Lawyers list. Stephen is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of American and has also served as a faculty member for the Hillman Advocacy Program.