Elizabeth Turner is a 1994 graduate of the University of Washington School of Law and immediately began a successful solo practice focusing on family law, elder law (including complex guardianships, trusts, and litigation), and civil litigation.
In April 2003 she began serving as a Disciplinary Counsel for the Washington State Bar Association on a part-time or contract basis, and in November 2007 she joined the WSBA staff full-time staff as Assistant General Counsel. When former General Counsel Bob Welden retired in September 2011, Elizabeth took over the reins of the WSBA’s Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection and administered the Fund through January 2014, when she returned to private practice.
While at the WSBA Elizabeth also served as Counsel to the Disciplinary Board, staffed the Court Rules & Procedures Committee and the Local Rules Task Force, and served as Chief Presiding Officer at the Bar Exam, and also represented the WSBA in litigation before a wide range of state and federal courts.
Elizabeth’s practice areas include family law, guardianships, and basic estate planning. She is a skilled, highly experienced mediator and arbitrator, and also serves as a judge and commissioner pro tem, probate guardian ad litem, and appointed counsel.
- Washington State Bar (November 1994)
- Western District of Washington (February 1995)
- 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (September 2010)
- United States Supreme Court (May 2011)
Memberships & Professional Associations
- Washington Mediation Association (2016 – present)
- American Bar Association (2007 – present)
- (Member, ABA Standing Committee on Client Protection, 2012 – 2014)
- ABA Center for Professional Responsibility (2007 – present)
- National Organization of Bar Counsel (2007 – 2014)
- National Client Protection Organization (2007 – present)
- (Vice President, Western Region, 2012 – 2015)