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Charles E. Turnbull

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Charles Turnbull is a shareholder and member of the Board of Directors who joined the firm in 1985 and serves as President of the firm. Mr. Turnbull works as a trusted legal partner to businesses and individuals on business law, tax law, and estate planning matters. He believes in listening to clients and building long-term relationships.

Mr. Turnbull is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School where he also earned a Master of Laws in Taxation degree.

An advocate of lifelong learning and community service, Mr. Turnbull is active in professional and community activities. He is a former President of the Macomb County Bar Association and has served on the Board of Directors of the Macomb County Bar Foundation. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Macomb County Veterans Treatment Court. He is also a founding member and remains a board member and officer of the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Macomb, Inc., a non-profit organization of legal and financial professionals.

Mr. Turnbull maintains an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been named to the Michigan Super Lawyers list continuously since 2009 in the area of corporate law.

In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, squash and any other type of racquet sport. He is also a member of the Detroit Athletic Club. Mr. Turnbull and his wife Jill have three sons. He was inspired to pursue a law career because he enjoys writing, reading and lifelong learning.

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1978
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1982

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    LLM, Taxation, 1986
  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    J.D. cum laude, 1978
    Wayne Law Review, Member and Note and Comment Editor, 1976 - 1978
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
    B.A. with high honors, 1975

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Macomb County Bar Association
    – President, 2010-2011
    – Board of Directors, 1999-2011
  • Macomb County Case Evaluation
    – Advisory Committee, 2001-2003
  • Financial and Estate Planning Council of Macomb County
    – President, 1996-1998
    – Board of Directors, 1996 - present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Friends of the Macomb County Veterans' Treatment Court, 2013 - present
  • Macomb County Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2004-2010

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