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Stephen D. Turner

Of Counsel
fax +1 616.608.1172

Stephen Turner represents clients in litigation involving business, employment, and intellectual property disputes in state and federal courts in Michigan and 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. 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.


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, 1972
B.A., Miami University-Oxford, Oxford, Ohio, 1967


Named among The Best Lawyers in America® for Appellate Practice (2017-2024); Commercial Litigation (2011-2024); Litigation-Environmental (2011-2024); Litigation-Intellectual Property (2011-2024); Litigation-Labor and Employment (2011-2024)

Selected to the Michigan Super Lawyers list for Business Litigation (2021)

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Former Faculty Member, Hillman Advocacy Program


Federal Bar Association

American Bar Association, Member of the Litigation and Tort and Insurance Practice Sections

Michigan Bar Foundation, Fellow

Past Member, Grand Rapids Bar Association, Committee on Jury Representation

Past Member, State Bar of Michigan, Negligence Law Section

Past Member, Western District of Michigan Federal Court, Voluntary Facilitative Mediation Committee, Federal Magistrate Selection Committee and the Patent Law Advisory Committee

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Michigan