Attorney Ken Turner: My Story
I grew up in northern Kentucky. Kentucky is where I learned the value of work, perseverance, and compassion. I have been a Florida resident for more than 10 years and Naples is where I now call home. My dad is a retired steel foundry laborer and I remember when he would come home from work tired, sometimes burned, and no wealthier than he was the previous pay period. My mother also worked to provide for our family and my younger brother and I are reminded almost daily that her love is unconditional and never waivers. My parents still reside in Kentucky and they have been married to each other since 1972. My brother is an extremely skilled and knowledgeable HVAC engineer and he has also been a very successful high school football coach in Kentucky. I knew at an early age that I wanted to earn my living helping working people and families like my own. I am very proud to say that I am a first generation attorney. My roots is where I find my motivation and drive. My story shapes every decision I make and never have those roots been more important than during my career as an attorney. Being an attorney is my love and passion. I am extremely proud of what I have accomplished. The practice of law is all too often a generational occupancy where the children of attorneys make up a large portion of the attorneys of my generation today.
I am graduate of Campbell County High School in Alexandria, Kentucky. After high school I attended Morehead State University where I was member of the football team for 3 seasons before leaving for United States Army Basic Training to become a Combat Engineer. I ultimately graduated from Northern Kentucky University while simultaneously enrolled in the Army ROTC program at Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH to become an officer in the Army Reserves. After obtaining my degree in Political Science and History from Northern Kentucky University, I attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan where I earned my Juris Doctorate. My area of concentration in law school was litigation. While attending law school, I got my first courtroom experience working for the late Robert Jacobs as a Certified Legal Intern in the Public Defender's Office in Fort Myers, Florida. My past experiences have shaped how I view the world today and I am extremely proud of my blue collar roots.
I have had the fortune to have worked for and been mentored by some exemplary law firms. I gained a wealth of knowledge and experience while working in a support capacity for Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, a top personal injury firm in Fort Myers, Florida. I then went to work in Naples, Florida for Scott Martin Roth and Associates, as my heart was drawing me back the criminal defense world and the rewarding work of family law. While working with Scott, I personally represented individuals in all types of family law and criminal defense matters.
In 2012, I opened up my own law practice in Naples, Florida; where the focus of the practice was divorce, child custody matters, and criminal defense. In 2013, I took the Kentucky Bar Exam and became licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
My mission is to make high level legal representation available to anyone that needs it. I have represented clients in matters involving millions of dollars in assets and I have represented people who only have the shirt on their back. I provide help to people who find themselves in the darkest and most stressful times of their lives. Whether it be divorce, child custody issues, DUI, drug possession or other heartbreaking areas of law, I am proud to be able to go to work for the people.
In my logo you will find a knight in armor carrying both a shield and a sword. I believe my job is to implement both the shield and the sword while representing clients and most importantly knowing the appropriate time to use each. I have high respect for law. I believe attorneys should be brave but chivalrous and prepared to slay dragons at all times.
I have developed and implemented cost cutting and time saving procedures in my law practice. One of the most important things a business owner can do for their clients and customers is to control the costs of doing business. My office is almost 100% paperless. I have a client portal system in place where client's can log in to access their files, balances, and calendars 24/7. Clients can also send and receive documents through the portal easily and instantly. I also have the capability to meet with client's remotely and get work done. Being paperless means I can work from anywhere at any time. I am innovative and I have a desire to constantly find a better way to do things.I also enjoyed a rewarding experiencing teaching in the criminal justice and legal studies departments at Southwest Florida College. In my free time, I enjoy kayak fishing, art, music, French wine, and I still remain a fan of the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals.
Contact and Location Information
Downtown Naples, Florida
780 5th Ave S, Ste 200,
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Fort Myers, Florida
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