Former Illinois State Representative Arthur Turner, Jr. Joins Edelson PC in Chicago

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Edelson PC, a leading national plaintiff’s law firm, is pleased to announce that Arthur Turner, Jr. has joined the firm as Of Counsel in Chicago. Turner will primarily work alongside the firm’s Litigation team.

From December 2010 through early July of this year, Turner served as the State Representative for Illinois’ 9th House District on the west side of Chicago. As a legislator, he worked tirelessly on behalf of Illinois citizens to increase economic development, protect their personal privacy and provide access to quality health care. Turner joined the House’s leadership team in 2013 as Assistant Majority Leader and became Deputy Majority Leader in 2017. He served as the Chairperson of the Judiciary – Criminal Law Committee and as a member of various other committees including Small Business Empowerment and Workforce Development, Consumer Protection, and Cybersecurity, Data Analytics & IT. Turner was also previously Of Counsel at Miller, Canfield, Paddock, and Stone, P.L.C.

Turner’s vast experience working to better the lives of Illinois consumers, workers and business owners aligns perfectly with Edelson PC’s dedication to doing the same. His new role will allow him to not only continue but expand his advocacy on behalf of consumers and small businesses throughout the country.

Edelson PC founder and CEO Jay Edelson is confident Turner will have a profound impact on the firm and the critical issues it is litigating: “Our country is in the midst of unprecedented change – change that will occur not only through public protests and boycotts as well as legislative efforts and voting, but also through public and private litigation. Art is a brilliant lawyer as well as a rare and gifted leader who can help shepherd some of the firm’s most important cases.”

Turner will help direct Edelson’s nationwide Paycheck Protection Program litigation on behalf of small businesses wronged by banks and corporate insiders as well as lawsuits brought by businesses against insurance companies who are alleged to have failed to honor business interruption policies during the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, he will work with the teams leading the firm’s college football concussion lawsuits, litigation protecting vulnerable communities and certain environmental matters.

Edelson PC also announced today that it has established a pro bono initiative aimed at providing on the ground assistance to peaceful protestors in response to the federal government’s threat of sending unidentified agents to patrol the streets of Chicago. Turner will spearhead this “Rapid Response Team.”

“Edelson PC is indisputably a national leader on many of today’s most pressing issues,” said Turner. “I am excited to contribute to this important work and continue the fight on behalf of the people and communities I served as State Representative.”

Turner is a graduate of Morehouse College and Southern Illinois University School of Law.


Edelson PC is a leader in complicated plaintiff’s-side litigation. From suits involving the opioid epidemic, California wildfires and NCAA concussions to some of the largest consumer privacy cases in the country, Edelson has repeatedly been recognized as one of a handful of elite plaintiff’s-side firms. Based in Chicago and San Francisco, the firm has recovered billions of dollars in settlements and judgments for its clients. Visit to learn more about the firm.


via | Business Wire

August 5, 2020 at 09:14AM

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