An experienced former judge to handle your legal affairs. Mr. Turner has been practicing law in Olympia, Washington, since 1984. Beginning in 1995, he served a term with the Washington State Court of Appeals. Upon his retirement from the bench, he returned to his community-based law practice. Mr. Turner also serves as mediation trainer and coordinator for the student peer mediator program in Olympia area schools. John Turner was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Western Michigan University with a B.A. in sociology and social work, and earned a Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1983.