Mary A. Turner

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Turner Law Group
Mary A. Turner
Turner Law Group

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Family Law; view more

Licensed in Alabama since: 1989

Education: The University of Alabama School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

Turner Law Group

2312 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Visit website


Attorney Mary A. Turner is a founding partner with Turner Law Group in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. A top-ranked trial lawyer with more than 32 years of total legal experience, Ms. Turner provides exceptional counsel and support to a diverse range of clients throughout Alabama. Her practice those with legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Family law and divorce
  • Criminal defense
  • Juvenile law
  • Student affairs
  • Personal Injury

Over the course of her legal career, Ms. Turner has gained a reputation for her compassion and integrity when working with her clients.  She has an unwavering dedication to helping her clients pursue the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. She delivers highly personalized counsel to help her clients make the best-informed decisions while working diligently to protect their rights and interests at all turns.

Ms. Turner has received numerous testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

A 1986 graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in nursing, Ms. Turner attended the Alabama School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 1989. She is also a graduate of the intensive Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College and the National Criminal Defense College and recipient of the Roderick Bedlow Sr., Lifetime Achievement Award which recognizes the top criminal defense lawyer in the State of Alabama. 

A leader in her field, Ms. Turner taught trial advocacy to law students at the Alabama School of Law from 1996 to 2019. She also served as the President of the Tuscaloosa County Bar Association and active member of the Alabama State Bar, the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Volunteer Lawyers Program.

Outside of the law, Mary serves on the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention board of directors for the Alabama Chapter, the Kristen Amerson Youth Foundation, the Hank Poore Foundation, the Junior League of Tuscaloosa, and is a sustaining member and on the Chapter Advisory Board of Kappa Delta, Zeta Chapter, University of Alabama.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Family Law

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Child Support, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Father's Rights, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Law, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Probation, Same Sex Family Law, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft

  • 50% Criminal Defense
  • 50% Family Law

First Admitted: 1989, Alabama

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Alabama Chapter of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Secretary
  • City of Tuscaloosa Personnel Board
  • Kristen Amerson Youth Foundation Board
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program, Member
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Tuscaloosa County Bar Association, Vice-President
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Alabama State Bar, Member
Educational Background:
  • University of Alabama, B.S., Nursing, 1986
  • Alabama School of Law, JD, 1989
  • National Criminal Defense College
  • Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College
  • The Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association bestows a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence for Criminal Defense, when merited. This exceptional honor is named for Roderick Beddow, Sr., Roderick Bedlow Sr., Lifetime Achievement Award, The Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2018

Office location for Mary A. Turner

2312 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Phone: 205-247-5011


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

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