Everyone should be able to afford an attorney. Despite the increase in the number of lawyers in the State of Florida over the years, access to competent legal representation is out of the financial reach for most people in Collier County, Florida. The goal of this firm is to make high level legal representation available to more people. Having an attorney in complex cases, especially those involving financial support of children and spouses, should be a right; but it is not. Remember, only you are responsible for yourself and if you are involved in our court system you need to be aware that without legal representation you are naked and alone. The American legal system is adversarial, evidence based, and governed by a series of rules and statutes that most people do not even know exist. The the system relies on humans who are imperfect in nature. Even in the most basic matters, having legal representation can make sure that your case gets handled correctly and mistakes are avoided.
🗡️ THE SWORD
"All oars in the water."
From day one I begin preparing for trial. One of your primary goals is probably to wrap up your case with the best outcome possible at the least expense. Therefore, you need an attorney who has experience bringing cases to trial and settling cases through negotiation. You need an attorney who will not take advantage of your situation and who will not waste your resources. The best way to obtain the best result in our court system is to be prepared and to be preemptive. The word "Preemptive" is defined as "serving or intended to preempt or forestall something, especially to prevent attack by disabling the enemy." This is where the sword comes into play. We take an all oars in the water approach in resolving cases. The vast majority of cases are resolved by settlement agreement. Fair settlements require the threat of litigation. If your attorney is not prepared to litigate, how can they strike a fair bargain on your behalf? I am prepared to settle because I am prepared to go to trial. I'll be the first to admit that I am not easy to get on the phone (that is why I have implemented the client phone scheduler so that you can see my availability). I am not out playing golf or sitting at happy hour slapping other attorneys on the back; I am preparing, thinking, drafting, researching, and getting ready.
💰 HOW DO I SAVE COSTS?
Without revealing proprietary secrets, first and foremost I implement common sense. I continue to learn. Old law firm business models that cannot adapt to the post financial crisis economy will be left behind sooner or later. Efficiency is key. There is no room for the excessive and unnecessary. Each and every expense must be justified and constantly evaluated. Here are a few of the strategies I have implemented to cost costs of doing business:
- The Ken Turner Law Firm is certified paperless 🌱 which means instant savings in office space, expensive copiers, and supplies.
- Client Portal: Clients can access their file and billing any time day or night without incurring an expense by calling in.
- My legal research library is electronic, ridding the need of excessive office space and costly hard copy updates.
- Online payments and paperless billing.
- Expanded hours to meet client needs instead of expanded staffing.
- Customized billing. No one fee fits all.
- Limited but focused connecting instead of bloated paid advertising budget.
- Client's can schedule their own phone appointments without incurring a fee.
- Universal Mac/Apple computers and equipment that work, always.
- I use affordable process servers:Lickety Split Process Serving.
- Whenever possible, I will try to save you filing fees and court costs.
- This site is built to work and work fast (AMP compliant) on your mobile device.
📖 Attorney Biography
Attorney Ken Turner: My Story
We all make mistakes and we all go through highs and lows. I have been married and divorced, experienced both ups and downs; those experiences inform my perspective in all that I do. I care about what my client's think of me first and foremost and I will not sell them short just to make friends with other attorneys.
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 13 years and Naples is where I now call home. My name is Kenneth but my friends and family call me Kenny or Ken. I was named after my dad and everyone calls him Ken, therefore by default I became Kenny. 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 in practice today.
I am a 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 three 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. 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 lawyers. I gained a wealth of knowledge and experience while working in a trial coordination 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, because my heart was drawing me to working in family law and in criminal defense. 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 life and 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 utilize 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 for ten terms. In my free time, I enjoy kayak fishing for Reds, Trout and Snook; art, music, French wine, and I still remain a fan of the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals. I have been a Mason for more than 20 years.
⚖️ Practice Areas
- Family Law
- Child Custody and Child Support
- Parental Responsibility
- Parenting Plan>
- Equitable Distribution
- Child Support
- High-Asset Divorce
- Divorce Involving Businesses
- Real Estate
- Uncontested Divorces
- Simplified Divorces
- Domestic Violence
- Temporary Restraining Orders
- Criminal Defense
- Drug Possession