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Catherine Turner

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Catherine Turner Attorney at Law PLLC
331 2nd Ave S, Suite 705
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-361-4895
Fax: 866-663-4338
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Catherine practices criminal defense in the Twin Cities Metro area in state and federal court. she has worked as a state public defender as well as taking conflict cases from the Federal Public Defender's office. She has tried over 40 jury trials and advocated in hundreds of evidentiary hearings. She is a past board member of the MACDL, a general member of the NACDL, and has attended the National Criminal Defense College Trial Practice Institute. She has advocated for criminal justice reform in front of the Minnesota Senate, and continues to train other lawyers in trial practice and client advocacy both in Minnesota and nationally. She has the skills and experience to handle any criminal matter, however she focuses on serious felonies such as coercion, conspiracy, criminal sexual conduct, murder, and federal offenses.

About Catherine Turner

First Admitted: 2005, Minnesota

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Educational Background

  • B.A. Political Science, University of Massachuetts- Amherst, 2002

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers(Board member 2010-2016), 2008
  • Active member and presenter with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), 2012
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Hennepin County Bar Association Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers board member National Association of Criminlal Defense Lawyers Federal Bar Association, 2008

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Minnesota State Bar Association Certified Criminal Law Specialist, 2013
  • According to the Minnesota Bar Association (MSBA), The Certified Legal Specialist designation is one way for the public to identify those attorneys who have demonstrated proficiency in their specialty area and to find an attorney whose qualifications match their legal needs. Fewer than 3% of all registered attorneys are certified specialists in their field. This Certification provides assurance that the specialist has been found to possess the expertise, experience, and knowledge necessary to provide quality service.  Catherine Turner has been a Certified Criminal Law Specialist since 2011. For more information please consult the MSBA.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • CLE presentation to local public defenders educating them about the weaknesses of eyewitness testimony and cross-racial identification in police investigations and in trial. Included practice tips., Presenter, Fighting Eyewitness and Cross-Racial Identification , MN Public Defenders, 2019
  • Statewide CLE for private defense bar educating lawyers on different mental health diagnoses, compassionate approaches to serving clients with mental health challenges, and how to advocate for them in front of the court and juries., Presenter, A Holistic Approach to Representing Clients with Mental Health Issues, Minnesota Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL), 2015
  • CLE for local attorneys regarding recent Supreme Court caselaw, cell phones, and the ways that law enforcement obtains, gathers, and uses data against defendants and how it affects search and seizure rights under the 4th Amendment, Presenter, The State of the Fourth Amendment in the Age of Edward Snowdin , Ramsey County Bar Association, 2014
  • National CLE for defense attorneys about what geofence warrants are and how to fight them through the criminal legal process. Included: trial tips, overview of cell site location data, etc., Presenter , Challenging Geofence Warrants Post-Carpenter, National Association Of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL); San Diego, 2020

Industry Groups

  • Criminal Defense
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Office Location for Catherine Turner

331 2nd Ave S
Suite 705
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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