Richard L. Turner, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Sycamore, IL

Turner & Sackett Law Offices
 | 107 West Exchange St, Sycamore, IL 60178
Phone: 888-728-7229
Fax: 815-895-7062
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (50%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
  • Free Consultation
  • Virtual Appointments
Attorney Profile

Attorney Richard L. Turner, Jr., is a partner with Turner & Sackett Law Offices, which has office locations in Sycamore and Geneva, Illinois. Serving clients throughout the greater Chicago metro and surrounding areas, Mr. Turner provides exceptional advocacy and support to individuals and families who have serious and complex legal challenges involving any of the following:

·       Personal injury and wrongful death

·       Medical malpractice

·       Workers' compensation

·       Construction accidents

·       Premises liability

·       Car, truck and motorcycle accidents

·       Railroad crossing accidents

Over the course of his nearly 40 years in practice, Mr. Turner has achieved considerable success assisting those suffering needlessly through no fault of their own. Widely regarded as one of his area's leading trial lawyers, he has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for his plaintiff clients, and he has earned a membership in the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums.

Among his many other accolades, Mr. Turner holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and Leading Lawyers Network named him among the Top Personal Injury Lawyers in Illinois. In addition, he has received recognition from the Top Trial Lawyers in America, as well as consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers. A selfless attorney who routinely volunteers throughout his community, he also received the Community Service Award from the Kane County Bar Association in 2016.

A 1977 graduate of Northern Illinois University, Mr. Turner obtained his Juris Doctor with honors from DePaul University College of Law in 1981. He is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Kane County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Illinois Trial Lawyers and Workers' Compensation Lawyers Associations. He has also served as chair on a number of committees with various professional legal organizations.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 50%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Richard Turner, Jr.

Admitted: 1981, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


  • Named annually as member of the Leading Lawyer’s Network in Illinois since 2006, Leading Lawyer, Illinois Leading Lawyer Network, 2012
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate, Multi-Million Dollar Advocate, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2015
  • Named by Chicago Lawyer Magazine as one of the Top Lawyers in Illinois area of Injury Law in 2007, Top Lawyer in Illinois area, Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2007
  • Kane County Bar Association Community Service Award, 2016, Community Service Award, Kane County Bar Association, 2016
  • Named in as a Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Named in as a Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2008

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Diplomate in Civil Trial Advocacy, certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) 1990, recertified 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair, Illinois Bar Association, Standing Committee on Legal Technology, 2002-2003
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Chair, Kane County Bar Association, Practice Management Committee, 2010
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chair, Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness for the Second District, 2001-2003
  • Past Secretary, Illinois Bar Association, Standing Committee on Supreme Court Rules
  • Delegate, 16th Judicial Circuit to the Illinois State Bar Association Assembly
  • Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association
  • Assembly and as Chair of the Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council, Illinois State Bar Association, 2007-2008
  • President, DeKalb County Bar Association, 2005-2006
  • Served by appointment on the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness for the Second District, 1998-2006
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern Dist. of Illinois, 1981
  • Chair, Illinois Bar Association, Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council, 2007-2008
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Kane County Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Committee, 2010
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Chair of the Standing Committee on Legal Technology, 2002-2003
  • Illinois, 1981

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pro Bono Attorney, T. Jordan Gallagher Legal Clinic at Hope Haven Homeless Shelter in DeKalb County, IL
  • Ben Gordon Mental Health Center Board
  • Sycamore Municipal Hospital – Advisory Board
  • DeKalb County Board of Health
  • Past President, Sycamore United Fund Board
  • Co-Founder and Asst. Coach, Sycamore High School Rugby Football Club, 2004 to 2015
  • Chair, Sycamore Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Club, 2002
  • Barb City Manor Advisory Board
  • Chair, St. Mary – Sycamore Finance Council, 2006

Educational Background:

  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1981
  • Northern Illinois University, B.S., Education, 1977, 1977
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Office Location for Richard L. Turner, Jr.

107 West Exchange St
Sycamore, IL 60178

Phone: 888-728-7229

Fax: 815-895-7062

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Last Updated: 5/19/2021

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