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Kelly Henry Turner

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Omaha Partner and Mediator

Dividing Drama, Discovering Harmony

Partner and Mediator Kelly Turner is a passionate, advocate ready to help individuals, families and institutions find peace in times of turmoil. Her goal is to help her client’s diffuse conflicts, identify the proper course of action and reach a constructive outcome. Kelly prides herself on being transparent with her clients and helps them see the flaws in their cases from the get-go so conflicts can be resolved in a more timely and cost-effective manner. She will actively work with her clients to help them fully understand state laws and be upfront and honest on the best solution or alternative solutions to reach a suitable resolution.

Kelly comes from a rich background of experience that includes mediation, litigation, EEOC, Probate, Trusts and Estate Planning. She serves as legal advocate and advisor to individuals and businesses on legal issues involving human resource issues, EEOC complaints, business transactions, contract disputes, real estate purchases, property damage litigation, estate planning, probate administration, guardianship, dissolution of marriage, and personal injury matters. Kelly has extensive experience in drafting pleadings, estate plans, LLC formations, corporate transfers, reviewing leases, and real estate transfers, serving as Guardian ad Litem.

Kelly’s alternative dispute resolution practice includes mediation for employment matters, probate, commercial litigation, family conflict, guardianships and general disputes. With mediation she hopes to help others direct energy away from old grievances and work towards finding solutions for problems and preserving relationships. Litigation can be a drawn out and expensive process. Kelly uses the mediation process to facilitate clear discussions focusing on the heart of the conflict by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of cases, working to help the parties reach a compromise agreement.

Kelly received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, her Master of Science from Purdue University, and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. While in law school Kelly served as a legal intern for the Honorable Maureen Connors.

Protecting people and their relationships is the driving factor for Kelly. She wants to help her clients divide the drama and discover their harmony. —Worth It!

LICENSED IN: Nebraska and Illinois

Kelly’s “Why”

Kelly enjoys spending quality time out of the office with her Husband, Kris, and their daughters Ella and Phoebe.

Bar Admissions

  • State: Nebraska
  • State: Illinois

Memberships

  • NAMWOLF Labor & Employment PAC 
  • Nebraska Bar Association - member
  • Illinois State Bar Association - member
  • Nebraska Mediation Association - member
  • Current Member of Stakeholder Engagement Advisory Board Millard Public School District
  • Former Volunteer Mediator for the Concord Center of Nebraska
  • Previous Member of Board of Directors for Southwest YMCA
  • Previous Board Member of Metro Area Volunteer Guardian and Conservators
  • Presenter for Nebraska Bar Association Continuing Education - Probate and Juvenile
  • Member of the Executive Committee Elder law & Special Needs Section of the Nebraska Bar Association
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Employment

  • Drew Law Firm P.C. L.L.O., Blair, NE
    • Attorney, 2015-2021
      • Experienced in interpreting legal regulations, rules and laws for individuals and business entities to advise clients on liabilities, compliance, legal rights and obligations. Proficient in drafting pleadings, discovery, case management, trial preparation, settlement negotiation, preparing examination, and cross examination of witnesses. Skilled in gathering evidence to support legal position and proffering reasoned persuasive arguments to the court. I serve as legal advocate and advisor to individuals and businesses on legal issues involving human resource issues, EEOC complaints, business transactions, contract disputes, real estate purchases, property damage litigation, estate planning, probate administration, guardianship, special education law, dissolution of marriage, juvenile and personal injury matters. Extensive experience in drafting pleadings, estate plans, LLC formations, corporate transfers, reviewing leases, and real estate transfers, serving as Guardian ad Litem and assisting with the mediation of probate and family law matters.
  • The Law Offices of Kelly Henry Turner, P.C., L.L.O., Omaha, NE
    • Owner- Attorney, 2005-2015
      • Served as advocate and advisor on legal issues involving contract, probate administration guardianship, personal injury, juvenile, employment law and criminal matters. Defined case issues, weaknesses and strengths of either side, litigation support, deposition review, and claim/settlement consultation for State Farm defense counsel. Experienced in defending as well as serving as Guardian ad Litem in area District Courts of Douglas, Dodge and Sarpy Counties and the County Courts of Douglas, Dodge, Washington, and Burt counties. Appointed as Special Deputy Attorney General for the Foster Care Review Board. Served as mediator for parties involved with contract probate and family law disputes. Speaker for continuing education seminars in the areas of probate and juvenile law.
  • Richardson Stasko Boyd & Mack, LLC, Chicago, IL (firm dissolved)
    • Associate Attorney, 2004-2005
      • Advocate for clients on a variety of matters including criminal, commercial law, contract negotiation including structure and review, real estate contracts, civil rights, personal injury, and wrongful death. Interviewed clients and drafted complaints, complex pleadings, motions, discovery compliance and responses to summary judgment for commercial conflicts, real estate issues, personal injury claims and §1983 civil rights violations. Managed all aspects of cases from initial intake interview, client counseling, propounding, and answering written discovery, conducted and defended depositions, participated in mediations, conducted settlement negotiations.
  • The Law Offices of Susan Lorraine Kennedy, Chicago, IL
    • Associate Attorney, 2003-2004
      • Appeared in court as an advocate for families seeking guardianship of a loved one as well as for persons contesting guardianship. Prepared all documents necessary to open guardianship estate and ensured that all notice requirements were met. Drafted inventories and annual accountings for guardianship estates as well as final accountings to close decedent estates. Research and drafted memorandums of law for the court. Interviewed and counseled clients and potential clients. Served as a liaison between Attorney Kennedy and her clients.
  • The Honorable Maureen Connors, Chicago, IL
    • Cook County Circuit Court - Probate Division, Chicago, IL
    • Legal Intern, 2002-2003
      • Researched and drafted memorandum of law on a variety of probate law issues. Developed and implemented a pro-se guardianship help desk staffed by students of the Loyola Elder Law Initiative. Drafted proposals for implementation of a pro-se help desk. Drafted instruction forms for competing documents to open guardianship estates. Conducted training for staff. Acted as liaison between the Loyola Elder Law Initiative and the Cook County Circuit Court - Probate Division

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