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Richard L. Turner Jr., Attorney


Email: rturner@turnersackett.com

Education and Licensure

  • Northern Illinois University (B.S. Education, 1977); DePaul University (J.D., with honors, 1981)
  • Admitted to Practice in: Illinois (1981); U.S. District Court for the Northern Dist. of Illinois (1981).

Board Certification

  • Diplomate in Civil Trial Advocacy, certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) 1990, recertified 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015.

Past and Present Professional Memberships and Honors

  • Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness of the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar for the Second District, 1998-2006; Chair, 2001-2003.
  • Illinois Bar Association; Standing Committee on Supreme Court Rules (Past Secretary); Standing Committee on Legal Technology (Chair, 2002-03); Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council (Chair 2007-08)
  • Delegate for the 16th Judicial Circuit to the Illinois State Bar Association Assembly
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association
  • Kane County Bar Association; Practice Management Committee (Chair, 2010-2012 ),  Judicial Evaluation Committee (2010-2012 ).
  • DeKalb County Bar Association (President, 2005-2006)
  • Named annually as member of the Leading Lawyer’s Network in Illinois since 2006.
  • Named by Chicago Lawyer Magazine as one of the Top Lawyers in Illinois area of Injury Law in 2007.
  • Named in 2008 as a Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization limited to attorneys with million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards, and settlements.
  • Kane County Bar Assoc. Community Service Award for 2016

Past and Present Civic Activities, Board Memberships

  • Sycamore Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Club (Chair, 2002)
  • DeKalb County Board of Health
  • Ben Gordon Mental Health Center Board
  • Barb City Manor Advisory Board
  • Sycamore United Fund Board (Past President)
  • Sycamore Municipal Hospital – Advisory Board
  • St. Mary – Sycamore Finance Council (Chair, 2006 – )
  • Sycamore High School Rugby Football Club, Co-Founder and Asst. Coach, 2004 to 2015