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Michael Turner is an associate in the Pleasanton office of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo. Mr. 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.
Mr. Turner earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was in the College Honors program and was a UC Regent Scholar. He double-majored in political science and economics and minored in policy studies. He earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Pepperdine University School of Law, where he was in the Phi Delta Phi Honors Society and served as an editor for the Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judges.
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Mr. Turner is a contributor to the firm’s education publications and EdLaw Connect blog.
Mr. Turner enjoys volunteering at animal shelter events and assisting in animal welfare advocacy.