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Phillip A. Turner

Attorney at Law

Federal Criminal Defense Litigation For Clients Nationwide

With more than 30 years of experience in federal criminal law, including experience as a federal prosecutor, I know that good people can be charged with crimes. It is important to remember that you have rights, including the right to an attorney of your choice. At the Law Offices of Phillip A. Turner, I take on select federal criminal cases in order to provide thorough and effective representation to every client.

Available 24/7 · Se Habla Español · Major Credit Cards Accepted

From my offices in Chicago, I represent clients in federal district courts throughout Illinois and the United States. Call my office or contact me by email to arrange an initial consultation with an experienced Chicago federal criminal defense lawyer immediately. I am available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


  • J.D. - University of Wisconsin Law School, 1978

  • B.A. - Marquette University, 1975

    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1978

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

  • Illinois, 1979

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1979

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

  • Arizona, 2007

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, 2007

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1980

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2007

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2007

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member

  • Wisconsin State Bar Association, Member

  • Arizona State Bar Association, Member

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member


  • Phi Beta Kappa

  • American Jurisprudence Book Award - Recipient

Past Employment Positions

  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Chicago, IL, 1980 – 1988


  • Spanish