Finding the Right Lawyer
During a divorce, you need a lawyer who works hard to protect your assets, your children, and your rights. You deserve an attorney who is attentive, responsive, and skilled at making decisions in legal proceedings that affect your family.
J. Michael Turner, Jr. founded his family law practice in Greenville with the commitment that any spouse or parent should have the final say about their future.
At Turner Family Law, we are a full-service family law litigation firm. We represent clients with simple agreements to high-conflict trials. Michael Turner is an experienced family court litigator who aggressively pursues the outcome his clients want from a trial.
We won’t settle when there’s a family law matter of yours unresolved. We’re prepared to put in the necessary time in family court to achieve a favorable result in your interest.
That’s our compassion towards your situation. That’s the experience of a family lawyer who’s a divorced dad himself.
To learn more about us, contact our law office and ask how our services can achieve success in your divorce case.
- 2023 Family Law Powerlist, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly
- 2023 Top Lawyers, Talk Magazine
- 2022 Greenville Business Magazine’s Legal Elite
J. Michael Turner Jr., Attorney
Michael Turner is the Managing Partner of Michael Turner Family Law & Divorce, LLC.
Mr. Turner graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1999 and went on to earn his law degree from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama.
A lifelong resident of the Upstate, Mr. Turner grew up in Laurens, South Carolina, and is a second-generation attorney. His father, J. Michael “Mike” Turner, Sr. recently retired after practicing law for nearly 50 years. Additionally, Mr. Turner’s brother, The Honorable Matthew P. Turner, is a Family Court Judge for the Eighth Circuit in the Upstate of South Carolina.
In 2010 Mr. Turner began practicing exclusively family law and in 2016 began working as Lead Litigator for one of the largest family law and divorce litigation firms in the United States. He was a leader in that firm, serving as a mentor to other attorneys nationwide, and participating in numerous classes and mock trials.
Since starting his own firm, Mr. Turner is able to better control the quantity and quality of cases he handles so that he can provide the best service and representation to each client. Michael practices exclusively in the Family Court where he aggressively advocates for his clients whether it be a complex litigation, high conflict custody issue that needs to go to trial, or a situation in which the parties can go to mediation and work toward an agreement.
Since 2018 Mr. Turner has served on the South Carolina Judicial Qualifications Committee, a committee that screens potential judges as they go through the process of becoming a judge or renewing their judgeship. In 2022 Mr. Turner was voted one of South Carolina’s “Legal Elite” attorneys, a special honor, as it is an award voted on by fellow attorneys.
Mr. Turner and his wife live in Simpsonville, South Carolina. They have twin teenage daughters and several dogs, all of whom keep them very busy. In their free time, Mr. Turner and his family enjoy being outdoors and traveling.
Excerpt from South Carolina Lawyer Weekly:
Michael Turner understands the complexity and emotional aspects of practicing family law, and he can’t imagine doing anything else. He is a second-generation attorney whose father, J. Michael Turner Sr., recently retired after practicing law for nearly 50 years.
“There is no better place to make an impact in someone’s life than by protecting their children, their assets and their sanity, he says. Knowing his clients appreciate his efforts is among his greatest rewards. “I proactively make my clients aware of the status and next steps of their cases,” he says. “They appreciate being well-in-formed and it helps to manage expectations throughout litigation.”
Last March, after practicing law for 23 years, Turner launched his firm, Turner Family Law & Divorce, and he considers this as his top professional accomplishment. “Being able to control the quality and quantity of clients I represent has allowed me to focus on high-conflict cases and complex litigation,” he says.
Mr. Turner earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a double major in Management and Marketing from the University of South Carolina. He received his Juris Doctor from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. Mr. Turner is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association and the Greenville County Bar Association. In 2022, Mr. Turner was named to Greenville Business Magazine’s Legal Elite list.
- 2021 North Carolina Business Magazine Legal Elite
- 2022 North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star
- 2022 South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star
- 2023 South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star
- 2023 Top lawyers Talk Magazine
- 2023 Greenville Business Magazine Legal Elite
Ashton Bowns, Attorney
Ashton Bowns is a dedicated practitioner specializing in family court matters, offering compassionate support during challenging times. Her expertise encompasses a wide array of domestic actions, including mediation, separation agreements, divorce, child custody, visitation, support, equitable distribution, termination of parental rights, and stepparent adoptions.
Prior to joining Turner Family law, Ashton practiced family law in both North and South Carolina with one of the largest divorce litigation firms in the United States, focusing on domestic family law litigation.
This experience has allowed Ashton to gain invaluable courtroom and trial experience in all areas of family law. Previously, Ms. Bowns served as a mentor to other attorneys throughout the country specializing in practice quality.
Ms. Bowns holds a double major in English and Political Science from the University of South Carolina and obtained her Juris Doctor at Campbell University School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and South Carolina.
Hailing from Travelers Rest, South Carolina, Ms. Bowns enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, trying new restaurants, traveling and live music.
Active in professional and community organizations, Ms. Bowns is a member of the following:
- North Carolina State Bar
- South Carolina State Bar
- Greenville County Bar Association
- SC Family Law Division
- Junior League of Greenville