Erika Pike Turner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Las Vegas, NV

Garman Turner Gordon LLP
 | 650 White Drive, Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: 725-777-3000
Fax: 725-777-3112
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation
Attorney Profile

Erika Pike Turner is a co-founder of Garman Turner Gordon LLP, located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Providing representation to companies and individuals throughout the state as well as other parts of the southwest, she focuses her practice on commercial litigation, where she handles a wide variety of matters such as breach of fiduciary duty claims, fraudulent transfers, business torts, contract disputes and fraud. Ms. Turner has also represented clients in disputes that are being resolved through arbitration.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1994, Ms. Turner went on to attend American University Washington College of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1997. After graduation, she served a clerkship with a judge on the 8th Judicial District Court in Clark County, and was then a partner at a well-known Las Vegas firm before co-founding Garman Turner Gordon LLP in 2015. Admitted to practice in Nevada, Ms. Turner is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. She has also appeared pro hac vice before state and federal courts around the country, including the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and the 3rd Judicial District Court for the state of Idaho.

Throughout her career, Ms. Turner has earned a great deal of respect from her fellow professionals for her superb ethics and favorable track record. This is exemplified by her receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Turner has also been named to Nevada Business magazine's annual Legal Elite list.

*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.

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About Erika Turner

Admitted: 1997, Nevada

Professional Webpage:


  • Special hearing master appointed in the Coordinated Southern Nevada Breast Implant Litigation
  • Special hearing master appointed by the Eighth Judicial District Court in the Venetian Lien Litigation
  • AV® Certification Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Listed as One of the Top 50 Women, 2013 – 2015
  • Nevada Business: Legal Elite, 2013 – 2016
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, 2012-2014
  • United States Congressman Jon Porter Commendation for Pro Bono Services
  • Senator Harry Reid Commendation for Pro Bono Services
  • Myra Williams Award for Pro Bono Services to Children

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Nevada, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 2014 (pro hac vice)
  • California Superior Court, San Diego, 2014 (pro hac vice)
  • Third Judicial District Court, State of Idaho, 2012 (pro hac vice)
  • U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, 2012
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware, 2011 (pro hac vice)
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 1999
  • Courts of the State of Nevada, 1997
  • Member and Chair of Grant Approval Subcommittee, Nevada Supreme Court Committee on Court Improvement Program

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Rotary Club, Las Vegas Nevada, Paul Harris Fellow


  • Obtained favorable appellate opinion from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on fraudulent transfer claims, The Majestic Star Casino, LLC v. Barden Development, Inc., et al.
  • Obtained a jury verdict for general and punitive damages in fraud case, Sinatra v. Cornish
  • Successfully protected collateral interests of secured lender, Harvardlee, LLC v. Spring Mountain and Rainbow Investment, LLC, et al.
  • Successfully defended lender action against guarantor at the Nevada District and Supreme Court, Branch Banking & Trust v. Giordano
  • Successfully restrained businesses acting in violation of Nevada statutes. Exemplar order entered in GMDTCD, LLC v. Terracotta
  • Successfully restrained former business partners and employees in cases involving ongoing interference with existing and prospective business interests. Exemplar order and judgment entered in Vector Media, LLC v. Steven Mincer
  • Successfully defended breach of fiduciary duty claims against officers and directors of gaming company debtor in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, In re Herbst Gaming, Inc.
  • Successfully defended NRS foreclosure notice obligations at Nevada District Court and Supreme Court, Coastline Re Holdings NV Corp. v. JED Property, LLC
  • Obtained multiple favorable arbitration awards. Exemplar award and judgment entered in Nevada State Bank v. Nicolas Cage, Bank of America, N.A. v FT Automotive, et al.
  • Successfully enforced contract terms on summary judgment. Exemplar orders and judgment entered in 305 Las Vegas, LLC v. David Mitchell
  • Successfully limited receivership scope in multiple borrower/lender disputes. Exemplar order entered in Goldman Sachs v. Colony Resorts LVH Acquisitions, LLC
  • Represented receiver appointed on condominium project, PFF Bank & Trust v. Belvedere, LLC
  • Secured appointment of receivers over operating businesses and property. Exemplar order entered in Pacific Western Bank v. Las Vegas Crossroads.
  • Successfully defended receivership applications over operating businesses. Exemplar order entered in Ceres, Inc., et al. v. Inova Management Co., LLC, et al.

Educational Background:

  • University of Nevada-Reno, B.A., Fleischmann Scholar, 1994

Industry Groups

  • Complex Business Litigation
Office Location for Erika Pike Turner

650 White Drive
Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Phone: 725-777-3000

Fax: 725-777-3112

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Last Updated: 10/31/2018

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