Karen Blakely Turner


Contact

Turner McDowell, PLLC

Locations

Office
8080 N. Central Expressway Suite 1300
Dallas TX, 75206
Phone: (214) 780-0646
Fax: (214) 780-0649

Introduction

Ms. Turner, who has been Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1994, has practiced exclusively family law since 1989. She has had the experience of working in large family practices in Dallas, Texas her entire career until she branched out into her own firm in 2012. Karen brings with her an abundance of experience in all areas of family law, but her number one committment is to helping her clients through the stressful experience associated with family law conflicts.

 

 

 

 

Emphasis

Practice emphasizes traditional client representation and litigation as well as Collaborative Law. Marital property agreements, custody modifications, paternity suits, divorces, mediation, trial work, enforcement and complex property cases.

 

 

Map

Counties

  • Collin, Texas
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Denton, Texas
  • Ellis, Texas
  • Gregg, Texas
  • Hunt, Texas
  • Kaufman, Texas
  • Parker, Texas
  • Rockwall, Texas

Legal Organizations

Fellow, Texas Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Member, Collaborative Lawyers Institute of Texas
Member, Dallas Family Law Section Board, 2014
Member, Committee for Qualified Judiciary
Member, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists since 1994
Member, Dallas Bar Association,  Family Law Section and Collaborative Law Section
Member, State Bar of Texas,  Family Law Section
Fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation
Elected to the Annette Stewart Inn of Court
 

 

 

Awards

Named to Best Lawyers in America 2011-2013 Named a "Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly 2003-2006 and 2008-2012 Named to the Registry of Preeminent Women Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell 21012 AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

 

CLE Presentations

Speaker, Effective Use of Trial Exhibits; 2013 Advanced Family Law Drafting Seminar

Speaker, Commercial Transactions and Legal Entities; 2013 Advanced Family Law Course;

 
Author and Speaker, Financial and Legal Issues in Family Law, Association of Financial Planners, 2011;

Author and Speaker, Financial and Legal Issues in Divorce Proceedings, Texas Society of Certified Accountants, 2010;

Speaker, Testifying and Working with Lawyers, Dallas Child and Family Guidance Center, January, 2000;

Author and Speaker, Update of Enforcement of Family Law Orders, University of Houston Law Center Family Law Practice Seminar 1997;
 
Speaker, Relocation, Dallas County Family Law Bench Bar Conference 1997;

Author and Speaker, Enforcement of Family Law Orders, University of Houston Law Center General Practice Institute Seminar 1996;

Author and Speaker, Preparing and Using a Trial Notebook, 1995 Advanced Family Law Seminar;

Author and Speaker, Enforcement of Court Orders in Family Law Cases, Case Update, University of Houston Law Foundation Family Law Practice Seminar 1994;

Speaker, 1993 Legislative Changes to the Family Code, County and District Clerk's Seminar at Texas A & M University, Spring 1994;

Author and Speaker, Enforcement of Court Orders in Family Law Cases, 1993 Update, University of Houston Law Foundation General Practice Institute, Winter 1993;

Author and Speaker, Family Law Enforcement 1993 Update, University of Houston Law Foundation Family Law Practice Seminar 1993;

Co-Author, Family Law Enforcement, University of Houston Law Foundation Family Law Practice Seminar 1992.

 

 

 

 

Author

Author and Speaker, Financial and Legal Issues in Family Law, Association of Financial Planners, 2011;

Author and Speaker, Financial and Legal Issues in Divorce Proceedings, Texas Society of Certified Accountants, 2010;

Author and Speaker, Update of Enforcement of Family Law Orders, University of Houston Law Center Family Law Practice Seminar 1997;
 Author and Speaker, Enforcement of Family Law Orders, University of Houston Law Center General Practice Institute Seminar 1996;

Author and Speaker, Preparing and Using a Trial Notebook, 1995 Advanced Family Law Seminar;

Author and Speaker, Enforcement of Court Orders in Family Law Cases, Case Update, University of Houston Law Foundation Family Law Practice Seminar 1994;

Author and Speaker, Enforcement of Court Orders in Family Law Cases, 1993 Update, University of Houston Law Foundation General Practice Institute, Winter 1993;

Author and Speaker, Family Law Enforcement 1993 Update, University of Houston Law Foundation Family Law Practice Seminar 1993;

Co-Author, Family Law Enforcement, University of Houston Law Foundation Family Law Practice Seminar 1992.

Author, Avoiding Discharge of State Consumer Protection Judgment in Bankruptcy, The Review of Litigation, Winter 1988;

 

Author, Update of Enforcement of Family Law Orders, 1997; Author, Enforcement of Family Law Orders, 1996; Author, Preparing and Using a Trial Notebook, 1995; Author, Enforcement of Court Orders in Family Law Cases, Case Update, 1994; Enforcement of Court Orders in Family Law Cases, 1993 Update; Author, Family Law Enforcement 1993 Update; Co-Author, Family Law Enforcement, 1992.

 

 

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