Michael A. Turken 1942-2009

Michael A. Turken 1942-2009

(1942-2009)
Location:
St. Charles, Missouri
Phone:
636-352-1619
888-875-1907 (Toll Free)
Fax:
636-916-1212
Email:

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1968
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1969

Education

  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1968
    • Law Review: Washington University Law Quarterly, Editorial Staff, 1968 - 1969
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.S. - 1965
    • Major: Psychology and Political Science

Published Works

  • Chapter 18 "Discovery", The Missouri Bar Family Law CLE, Spring, 2001
  • "Evidence and Trial Tactics", American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Second Annual Institute, October 31, 1997
  • "Child Custody Cases Involving Alternative Lifestyles", The Missouri Bar/Missouri Judicial Conference, Annual Meeting, September 18, 1997
  • "Update of Family Law, Recent Legislation, Changes in Local St. Charles Speaker County Rules, and Comments by the Court", St. Charles County Bar and Missouri Bar CLE, July 28, 1997
  • "Ethics", American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Annual Meeting, May 17, 1997
  • Chapter 18, "Discovery", The Missouri Bar, Missouri Family Law, Fifth Edition, January 30, 1997
  • Chapter 19, "Trial Practice in the Domestic Practice", Family Law CLE, Fifth Edition, 1997
  • "Family Law Deskbook Chapter 9", Editor, November 6, 1996
  • "Family Law: Focusing on Child Support and Financial Considerations", St. Charles County Bar, June, 1995
  • "Computer Software", Family Law in Missouri American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, January 19, 1995
  • "Maintenance--Pay Now and Pay Later?", University of Missouri-Kansas City, December 9, 1994
  • "Pleading and Proving Prior Convictions", Missouri Prosecuting Attorney Handbook, 1971
  • "Guardianship/The Capacity of a Ward", Washington University Law Quarterly, 1969
  • "Update of Family Law, Recent Legislation, Changes in Local St.Charles Speaker County Rules, and Comments by the Court", St. Charles County Bar and Missouri Bar CLE, July 28, 1997

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker "Economics of Family Law Practice", American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Mo. Chapter), April 17, 2004
  • Speaker "Agreements with Clients", American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers National Meeting, 1998
  • Speaker "The Economics of the Domestic Practice", American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Mo. Chapter), 1999
  • Speaker "Legislative Update for 1998", Missouri Bar
  • Speaker "Legislative Update of St. Charles County Family", St. Charles County Bar Association, August 7, 1998
  • Speaker "Ethics and Civility in the Family Practice: What Are the Bounds of Advocacy?", The Missouri Bar CLE, Annual Family Law Institute, August 22, 1997
  • Speaker "Ethics and Civility in the Family Practice: What Are the Bounds of Advocacy?", The Missouri Bar CLE, Annual Family Law Institute, August 1, 1997
  • Speaker, "Is the Marriage Irretrievably Broken", Missouri Bar CLE on Eighth Annual Family Law Institute, August 11, 1995
  • Speaker, "Federal Child Support Requirements and Guidelines", Missouri Bar CLE, Seventh Annual Family Law Institute, August 19, 1994
  • Speaker, "The Computer and You in Domestic Relations Cases", Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 1994
  • Speaker, "Malpractice", American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1994
  • Speaker, "Creative Use of the Personal Computer in Domestic Relations practice", Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, August 5, 1993
  • Speaker, "Discovery in the Domestic Relations Cases", Missouri Bar Association, 1993
  • Speaker, "Domestic Relations, The Emotional Client", Bar Association of St. Charles, 1992

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1990 - Present
  • Best Lawyers In America, 1990 - Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory - Rated "AV"

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-Missouri Chapter, President, 2001 - 2002
  • St. Charles County Bar Association, Past-President, 1978
  • St. Charles County Bar Association, Chairman of the Rules Committee, 1980 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Member
  • Missouri Bar Family Law Committee, Legislative Committee
  • St. Charles County Family Court Coordinating Committee, Member
  • St. Louis County Bar Association, Member
  • St. Louis Post Dispatch - Missouri Bar Family Law Legislative Liaison, Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • Turken and Porzenski, LLC, 2007 - 2009
  • Turken & Associates, P.C., 1999 - 2007
  • Cundiff, Turken & Londoff, 1973 - 1999
  • Law Offices of George Sullivan, 1971 - 1973
  • Office of the Public Defender, St. Charles County, 1971 - 1975
  • Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, St. Louis County, 1968 - 1971

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Sigma Alpha Mu