Michael L. Turner Elected a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Michael L. Turner, accomplished litigator and Co-Chair of Marshall Dennehey’s Asbestos Litigation Practice Group, has been elected a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL). 

The Academy’s purpose is to cultivate the science of jurisprudence, promote reforms in the law, facilitate the administration of justice and elevate the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession. Membership in the Academy is highly selective and offered only to lawyers who have demonstrated skill and ability in jury trials, trials before the court and in appellate practice, and to those who have attained the highest level of advocacy. 

With more than 40 years of litigation experience, Turner has tried in excess of 200 jury trials to verdict in the state and federal courts. He began his career in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and then entered private practice with tenures at the Philadelphia firms Krusen, Evans and Byrne, and later at Kelley, Jasons, McGuire & Spinelli, where he was a co-founder. He joined Marshall Dennehey’s Casualty Department in 2007, where he continues to focus on asbestos and mass tort litigation matters.  

He is a graduate of Virginia State College and the University of Virginia School of Law.  Among his numerous professional memberships, he is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Bar Association, National Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania Defense Institute and the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel.