Michael Turner represents school districts and county offices of education in education law, with a concentration in special education and student issues. He provides interpretation and assessment of issues arising under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Mr. Turner represents school districts at IEP team meetings, resolution sessions, mediations, due process hearings, Section 504 meetings, expulsion hearings, and expulsion appeals.

Prior to joining Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, Mr. Turner spent 12 years as a litigator and tried over 40 jury trials as first chair. In law school, he served as an editor for the Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judges

Practice Areas

News & Publications


Mr. Turner is a contributor to the firm’s education publications and EdLaw Connect blog.

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

Mr. Turner enjoys volunteering at animal shelter events and assisting in animal welfare advocacy. 


J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles


  • 2003, California
    Supreme Court of California
    U.S. Supreme Court
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