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Reginald M. Turner

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Detroit

500 Woodward Ave
Suite 3500
Detroit, MI 48226
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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
Super lawyers 2015
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Reginald M. Turner

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Reginald Turner represents corporate and governmental clients in litigation regarding commercial, employment, labor, class action and public policy matters. He also advises clients in the negotiation, drafting, and administration of labor and employment contracts.

Reginald is a highly accomplished government affairs advocate and strategic advisor.  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 President-Elect of the American Bar Association. 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. Reginald served as editor of the labor law chapter of the fourth edition of the ABA’s Business & Commercial Litigation treatise.

From 2000-2003, Reginald represented Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer on the Detroit Board of Education.  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. 

Reginald also serves on Clark Hill Executive Committee.

Awards/Achievements
Named Michigan's 2019 Government Relations Practice "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America (2019 Edition) for Commercial Litigation; Employment Law-Management; Government Relations Practice; Labor Law-Management; Litigation - ERISA; Litigation-Labor & Employment; Litigation - Municipal
The Best Lawyers in America, 2003 – present
Super Lawyers®, 2005 – present
DBusiness Top Lawyers
Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Lawyer of the Year 2005
Named Detroit, Michigan's 2021 Government Relations Practice “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America
Memberships
American Arbitration Association’s Michigan Employment Advisory Council, Former Board Member
American Bar Association, President-elect, 2020
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
American Society of Employers, Former Board Member
City of Detroit Board of Ethics, Past Chair
College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2019-Present
Comerica, Inc., Board of Directors and Past Chair of the Enterprise Risk Committee
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Vice Chairman
Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment, Past Advisory Committee Member
Detroit Institute of Arts, Emeritus Director
Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, Member Labor and Employment Section
Detroit Public Safety Foundation, Past Chair
Federal Bar Association, Member Labor Section
Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, Life Leadership Fellow and Past Chair
Governor John Engler’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Michigan Gaming, Former Member
Hudson-Webber Foundation, Trustee
Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School, Advisory Board Member
Masco Corporation, Board of Directors
National Bar Association, Past President; Member Labor and Employment Section
National Bar Institute, Board of Directors, Audit Committee, and Governance Committee
State Bar of Michigan, Past-President; Member Labor and Employment Section
United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Board of Directors, Past Chair
University of Michigan Law School, Hargo Scholarship Committee
Wayne County Airport Authority, Former Secretary
Wayne County Business Development Corporation, Former Secretary
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
Media
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
News
Clark Hill Attorneys Recognized in DBusiness Top Lawyers 2021 ListClark Hill Attorney Reggie Turner Wins 2020 Cook-Friedman Civility AwardClark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaClark Hill Attorneys Named to 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars List Clark Hill’s Reginald M. Turner assumes role of President-Elect of the American Bar AssociationClark Hill Attorney Reginald M. Turner featured in the National Bar Institute Newsletter, NBI TimesClark Hill Lawyers Named 2020 Leading LawyersReginald Turner to be Recognized by National Bar Association for Corporate Distinguished ServiceClark Hill Attorneys Named 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising StarsClark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaClark Hill Attorney Maria Fracassa Dwyer Appointed to Board of Directors of United Way for Southeastern MichiganSixty-Six Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars143 Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaClark Hill’s Chicago Office to Host National Bar Association’s Prestigious Heman Sweatt Awards Reception April 20, 2018Clark Hill Attorney Reginald Turner to Discuss Diversity at PDA’s Detroit MeetingSixty-Seven Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2018 Leading LawyersClark 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, 2016