John Milton Turner, Jr.

  • L.L.M. Litigation, Emory University Law School, 1990, Atlanta, Georgia
  • J.D. with Honors, The National Law Center, George Washington University, 1972, Washington, D.C.
  • Class Standing: upper third, Honors: Oralist, Jessup International Moot Court Competition
  • M.A., Criminal Justice Administration with a Concentration in Executive Decision Making, Atlanta University, 1986, Atlanta, Georgia
  • B. A. , Cum Laude, Morris Brown College, 1969, Atlanta, Georgia Honors: Named Most Outstanding Student in History Department
  • John Marshall Law School
  • Emory University Law School
  • St. Leo College
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Morehouse College
  • L.L.M. Litigation, Emory University Law School, 1990, Atlanta, Georgia
  • J.D. with Honors, The National Law Center, George Washington University, 1972, Washington, D.C.
  • Class Standing: upper third, Honors: Oralist, Jessup International Moot Court Competition
  • The State University of New York and the Anti-Defamation League of B’Nai B’rith
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Georgia Prosecuting Attorney’s Council
  • International Crime Conference
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • National Association of Black Prosecutors
  • Georgia Police Academy
  • Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Atlanta Homicide Task Force
  • Noteworthy Topics
  • White Collar Investigations
  • Lecturer on the Georgia RICO Statute
Private Practice of Law 2009 – Present
Trial Attorney

Deputy Chief/Executive Assistant District Attorney 2004 – 2009
Clayton County District Attorney’s Office, Jonesboro, GA

Conflict Defender’s Office 2002 -2004
Trial Attorney/Supervisor, Atlanta, GA

Private Practice of Law 1975-1981, 1997-2002
Trial Attorney, Atlanta, GA

Assistant Fulton County District Attorney 1981 – 1997
Trial Attorney and Advisor to Intelligence Division Atlanta, GA

Lt. Col., Assistant Staff Judge Advocate/Military Judge 1981 – 2003
STARC HHD, Georgia Army National Guard Atlanta, GA

Assistant United States Attorney 1973 – 1975

Trial Attorney
Organized Crimes and Fraud Sections Atlanta, GA

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1973
Trial Attorney, Atlanta, GA

U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission 1972 – 1973
Attorney Advisor/Office of General Counsel Washington, DC

SPECIAL HONORS & AWARDS

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

Outstanding Sigma of the Southern Region

Outstanding Sigma of the Southern Region

Metropolitan Atlanta YMCA

Metropolitan Atlanta YMCA

Fulton County Board of Commissioners

Fulton County Board of Commissioners

American Business Women’s Association

American Business Women’s Association

NAACP

NAACP

Atlanta University Criminal Justice Institute

Atlanta University Criminal Justice Institute

Frontiers International

Frontiers International

EOA Citizens Neighborhood Advisory Council

EOA Citizens Neighborhood Advisory Council

One of Ten Outstanding Young Men of America

One of Ten Outstanding Young Men of America

Lambda Sigma Chapter, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity

Lambda Sigma Chapter, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity

The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice

The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice

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PUBLICATIONS

BOARDS & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • “Power Dynamics”, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, April 1992
  • “Effective Use of the Plea Bargain Process”
  • “How to Succeed in Pre-Trial Conferences and Plea Negotiation in Criminal Cases”
  • Fulton County Daily Report, 1992
  • “Georgia RICO: Enfant Terrible or Darling of the Prosecutor’s Nursery?”
  • The Verdict, Journal of the Georgia Trial Lawyer’s Association, 1988
  • General Counsel, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity 1997-Present
  • Board, Butler Street YMCA, 1996-2000
  • Board, East Central Branch YMCA 1994-1996
  • Board, Black Achievers’ Program, Atlanta YMCA 1994-1996
  • Chief Hearing Officer. Atlanta Bureau of Taxi Services 1988-present
  • President, Lambda Sigma Chapter, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, 1989-1990
  • Legal Counsel, State of GA and Southern Region, Phi Beta Sigma 1986-1990
  • Member of the Atlanta NAACP Board of Directors 1979-1981; 1986-1987; 1989-1991,1997

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