Denise L. Turner

Top rated criminal defense attorney in Indianapolis, Indiana

DTurner Legal LLC
Denise L. Turner
DTurner Legal LLC

Practice Areas: Criminal defense, Appellate; view more

Licensed in Indiana since: 2010

Education: The George Washington University Law School

Languages Spoken: ASL, English

Selected to Rising Stars: 2023

DTurner Legal LLC

333 N Alabama St
Suite 350-325
Indianapolis, IN 46204 Visit website


An Indianapolis-based criminal defense attorney, Denise L. Turner serves the residents of Indianapolis and surrounding suburbs through the firm DTurner Legal, LLC, in Indiana. She has been representing people who have been accused of a crime for more than a decade and takes on cases involving any of the following matters:

Murder and manslaughter
White collar crimes
Sex crimes
Child molestation
Juvenile crimes
Assault and battery
Weapon offenses
Sentence modifications

Ms. Turner understands the impact an arrest can have on the person charged or their family. She believes everyone, whether poor or rich, should have easy access to legal assistance and guidance, and she strives to be the voice for those accused through her firm. She knows the essence of being a good attorney is to have open and honest conversations with clients, and thereby she makes it her highest priority to not leave them hanging and ensures to keep them updated. She is rated “Excellent” on Avvo. 

Excelling in her undergraduate studies, Ms. Turner graduated summa cum laude and received her bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from DeVry University in 2004. She attended the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy and obtained her Master of Science degree in management. She later went on to pursue law at The George Washington University Law School and obtained her Juris Doctor in 2010. 

Along with fighting and securing justice for clients, Ms. Turner is frequently seen as a speaker at classes and conferences held at various institutes, such as the Indiana Public Defender Council Trial Practice Institute, the Bryan R. Shechmeister Death Penalty College and the National Criminal Defense College Trial Practice Institute. 

Practice areas

Criminal defense, Appellate

Focus areas

Arrest & arraignment, Assault & battery, Criminal law, Drug & alcohol violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile delinquency, Misdemeanor, Murder, Probation, Sex offenses, Theft, Criminal domestic violence

  • 90% Criminal defense
  • 10% Appellate

First Admitted: 2010, Indiana

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Indiana Public Defender Council Trial Practice Institute, 2011
  • Paula Sites Capital Defense Seminar, 2021
  • Annual Death Penalty Seminar – Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2019
  • Federal CJA Trial Skills Academy, 2018
  • Bryan R. Schechmeister Death Penalty College, 2018
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and California Public Defenders Association Capital Case Defense Seminar, February 2018
  • Paula Sites Capital Defense Seminar, 2017
  • National Criminal Defense Council Trial Practice Institute, 2013
Educational Background:
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, Master of Science in Management - 12/2006
  • DeVry Institute, Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems - 2004, Honors: summa cum laude
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Volunteer for IndyBar helping students prepare for the bar exam each year by grading practice essays.

Office location for Denise L. Turner

333 N Alabama St
Suite 350-325
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317-721-4783


1 Year Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2023

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