Clark Hill Attorney Reginald M. Turner Nominated to Michigan Chronicle’s 2009 Men of Excellence

Jun 15, 2009

DETROIT , IL – Clark Hill attorney Reginald M. Turner has been selected as one of the Michigan Chronicle’s 2009 Men of Excellence. The award honors local African-American men for their leadership and achievements in business and the local community.


Reginald M. Turner is a member of Clark Hill’s Executive Committee, its Government Policy Practice Group and its Labor and Employment Practice Group. Mr. Turner is a Past President of the National Bar Association and Past President of the State Bar of Michigan . He serves as Chairman of the American Bar Association Conference of Minority Partners. Mr. Turner is named in the peer review guides The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers ®.   He is a life fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honor reserved to less than one percent of lawyers in each state. He was also named to Crain's Power Lawyers 2008.


Mr. Turner regularly counsels clients in negotiation, drafting and administration of labor and employment contracts in the private and public sectors. He has handled a wide variety of litigation in state and federal civil courts, state and federal administrative tribunals, and grievance and interest arbitrations. Mr. Turner recently completed a term on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Employers and he has served on the State Bar of Michigan’s Labor and Employment Section Council.  Mr. Turner is also a member of the labor and employment sections of the American Bar Association, the National Bar Association and the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Michigan Employment Advisory Council.  He is certified in arbitration by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.


Mr. Turner has governmental experience at the federal, state and local levels, and he regularly counsels clients and advocates for them on important matters of public policy. In 1996-97, he completed a White House Fellowship in Washington , D.C. , managing a Presidential Task Force and working as an aide to former Housing and Urban Development Secretaries Henry Cisneros and Andrew Cuomo. Mr. Turner remains active in public service and civic and charitable organizations. He is Chairman of the City of Detroit Board of Ethics and Chairman of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan .  In 2003, Governor Jennifer Granholm appointed Mr. Turner to the Michigan State Board of Education and he won a statewide election for a full term in 2006.  He is Secretary of the Greater Wayne County Economic Development Corporation.  From 2000-2003, Mr. Turner represented Detroit Mayors Dennis Archer and Kwame Kilpatrick on the Detroit Board of Education. He formerly served on Governor John Engler's Blue Ribbon Commission on Michigan Gaming and on the City of Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Advisory Committee . He is Vice Chairman of the Detroit Institute of Arts, and Vice Chairman of the Detroit Police Foundation.  He is a Director of Comerica, Inc., the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan , the Josephson Institute for Ethics, and a Board Member of the Hudson-Webber Foundation.



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