Catherine Turner

Catherine Turner

Catherine Turner, Attorney at Law, PLLC
  • Criminal Law, White Collar Crime
  • Minnesota
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Catherine practices exclusively criminal defense in the Twin Cities Metro area in state and federal court. She has tried over 40 jury trials and conducted hundreds of evidentiary hearings. She worked as a state public defender in multiple counties and has represented thousands of people in matters from Misdemeanor traffic tickets to felony drugs, criminal sexual conduct, domestic assault, fraud, weapons, murder and federal conspiracy cases.

Catherine is an MSBA Certified Criminal Law Specialist and trained trial attorney from the National Criminal Defense College Trial Practice Institute. She has also 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.

Catherine has the skills and experience to handle any criminal matter and will work hard to fight the charges and defend you in criminal court!

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    White Collar Crime
Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Minnesota
Minnesota Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Criminal Defense Specialist & Private Practitioner
Catherine Turner, Attorney at Law, PLLC
Current
2008-Current
Contract/Conflict Attorney
Federal Public Defender of Minnesota
- Current
Assistant Public Defender
Minnesota Board of Public Defense
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Part time in Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin Counties.
Law Clerk
Federal Public Defender of Oregon
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Education
Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D. (2005) | Law
Certificate in Criminal Law
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University of Massachusetts - Amherst
B.A. (2002) | Political Science
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Awards
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney
America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
Elite Lawyer Award
Elite Lawyers
2022
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2017 - 2020
Professional Associations
Hennepin County Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Misdemeanor Defense Project 2009-2013
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National Criminal Defense College
Member
Current
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Federal Bar Association (Minnesota chapter)
Member
- Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
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Minnesota State Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Criminal Law Section
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Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Tracking Phones, Google Is a Dragnet for the Police
New York Times
Speaking Engagements
Challenging GeoFence Warrants Post-Carpenter, NACDL Midwinter Conference
A Practitioner’s Guide to Fighting Eye-Witness and Cross-Racial Identification, MN Public Defender's Quarterly Conference
The State of the Fourth Amendment in the Age of Edward Snowden, Ramsey County Bar Association
Help! My Client Has A Conviction!, Minnesota Rehabilitation Association Spring Conference
A Holistic Approach to Representing Clients with Mental Health Challenges, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Certifications
Certified Criminal Law Specialist
Minnesota State Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Catherine Turner, Attorney at Law, PLLC
331 2nd Ave. So, Suite 705
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Telephone: (612) 361-4895
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed