Keith J. Turner, Esq.
Keith Turner has been practicing since 1990. He spent his first 16 years at larger firms, including being a partner at a Beverly Hills firm. He represented large companies and entities in complex legal matters involving business, real estate, and insurance issues, and at the urging of a large client, he opened his own law office in 2007 to provide the same high-quality legal representation but with greater ability to offer alternative and performance-based fee arrangements.
He applies his knowledge and experience in large and complex matters to every case, no matter what the size. Optimistic and willing to fight for his clients, Keith Turner places great emphasis on initial evaluations that result in cost-effective, results-oriented strategies to save his clients valuable time and money.
As a litigator, Keith Turner represents clients in business, entertainment, insurance, legal malpractice, and real estate matters. He also serves as outside general counsel for manufacturing, construction, and real estate-related businesses. In addition to his own practice, he is “of counsel” to national law firm Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff PC, as well as Beverly Hills boutique law firm Funsten & Franzen.
Keith Turner’s professional and community memberships, affiliations, and awards include:
- Admitted to practice in the California State and Federal courts
- Appointed to the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Attorney-Client Mediation and Arbitration Services (2006 to 2012)
- Appointed to the Advisory Committee for the Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Services
- Arbitrator for Attorney-Client Fee Disputes since 1998
- Member of the Executive Board of the Palisades Americanism Parade Association (PAPA), which produces one of the top Independence Day parades in the entire United States
- Co-producer of the annual Palisades’ Rocks the 4th Concert
- Received the Golden Sparkplug Award from his community and has been recognized by local and state elected officials for his accomplishments
Keith Turner received his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he attended on academic scholarship as the recipient of the Webster Burke Merit Scholarship. He was also on the Dean’s Honor List, was extern for a federal judge, wrote a number of substantive and procedural decisions, contributed to many law review articles, and was legal researcher for a professor who is one of the leading experts on the Uniform Commercial Code.
Today, Keith Turner receives requests and often speaks to attorney groups and business on various legal issues including attorney’s fees, managing litigation, and view rights. He is a frequent contributor to legal publications and local newspapers.
Along with his wife and daughter, Keith Turner is very active in the Pacific Palisades community and other charitable organizations, including serving on the executive boards and special committees for a number of organizations and local schools.
Keith Turner strongly supports his children in their own recognized community involvement and supports their competitive soccer teams. He is also well known for being the drummer in a top local band for the past ten years, which routinely plays the top clubs on the Sunset Strip.
Justin Escano, Law Clerk
Justin Escano attends Loyola Law School, but he began at the Turner Law Firm as a legal assistant after graduating from the University of California-Irvine. He handles all phases of litigation including factual investigation, document gathering and review, preparing discovery requests and responses, and all phases of trial preparation. Justin is a graduate of Loyola High School in Los Angeles, where he was on the golf team. Justin also shares Keith Turner’s passion for music and plays guitar in his rock band.
Max Master, Legal Assistant
Practice Areas: trials; civil litigation; legal malpractice; insurance bad faith
Undergraduate: Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL
Law School: University of San Diego School of Law
Don Erik Franzen
Practice Areas: trials; civil litigation; entertainment; business law; real estate law
Undergraduate and Law School: University of Southern California (USC)
Practice Areas: transactional law –corporate
Undergraduate: Rutgers University
Law School: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
(not admitted in California; admitted in New Jersey)
Practice Areas: trials; civil litigation; criminal defense
Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Law School: Seton Hall University
Practice areas: trials; employment law (for employees); personal injury; medical malpractice Rated AV Preeminent; Member of The National Trial Lawyers; Super Lawyers: 2007 – 2013
Practice area: employment law (for employers)
Law School: Chicago-Kent College of Law; Undergraduate: Northwestern University