Rick Turner has made it his professional mission to advocate on behalf of those who do not have the training, skill, or ability to advocate for themselves. Intrigued by difficult legal problems, he enjoys representing individuals and families up against insurance companies, corporations, or other large organizations who might not be fair when establishing compensation for damages. When it comes to his clients, he provides a voice and a means of obtaining some form of justice. Every client receives frequent updates on their cases and determination to move the case along quickly. Rick Turner strives to provide a compassionate approach to each case; he is most satisfied when he does a great job for a client and they thank him for his effort and personal concern.
Since 1981, Rick Turner has been actively engaged in the practice of plaintiffs' personal injury and workers’ compensation. He has vast experience trying cases and appearing before judges, justices, and juries in a wide variety of injury and death cases. Through this experience, he has been able to hone his skills and use them to assist his clients in pursuing the best results possible.
Some of Rick Turner’s accolades include being selected as a Leading Lawyer in Illinois by his peers in personal injury and workers’ compensation law as well as being a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
In his youth, he spent time in Chicago, Phoenix, Detroit, and Ottawa, Illinois. Through attending different schools and living in varied communities, he was exposed to different cultures and diverse backgrounds. This is why he is able to relate to others so well. He is also a competitive athlete—he played rugby for 26 years and coached high school rugby for 15 years. He is also active in triathlon and competitive distance running, completing both the Hawaii Ironman and Boston Marathon.
Rick Turner is also extremely dedicated to his community. He has served on numerous local boards and committees, such as Goodfellows, which is a local volunteer organization that collects funds to purchase clothing items for local children at Christmas.
If you’re looking for an attorney who will be committed to your case, look no further than Rick Turner at Turner & Sackett Law Offices.
1977 Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, BS Education
1981 DePaul University College of Law
Chicago, IL, J.D., with honors
2004 - Present Named as one of the Top Personal Injury
Lawyers in Illinois by Leading Lawyers Network
2008 Selected for membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum,
the Top Trial Lawyers in America.
2013 Selected for membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum,
the Top Trial Lawyers in America
2013 - Present Selected to Illinois Super Lawyers in Plaintiff’s Personal
2013 AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
(Highest Rating for Ethics and Ability)
2016 Community Service Award, Kane County Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Standing Committee on Supreme Court Rules (Chair, 2003-2004)
Standing Committee on Legal Technology (Chair, 2002-2003)
Civil Practice and Procedure Council (Secretary, 2005-2006, Vice-Chair, 2006-2007, Chair, 2007-2008).
Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee (2004)
Assembly Finance Committee (2004)
Bar Leadership Conference Planning Committee (2004-2005)
Delegate for the 16t,h Judicial Circuit to the Illinois State
Bar Association Assembly (1990-1992; 1994-2000; 2004-2010)
Delegate for the 23rd Judicial Circuit to the Illinois State Bar
Association Assembly (2013 – 2016; 2019-)
Standing Committee on Bar Elections Supervision (2015-Present)
American Association for Justice
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Illinois Workers Compensation Lawyers Association
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
Kane County Bar Association
Chair, Practice Management Committee, 2010-2012
Kane County Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee, 2010-2013
Chair / Co-Chair, Workers’ Compensation Committee, 2012 – 2015
Co-Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2018-2019
DeKalb County Bar Association (Vice President, 2004-2005, President, 2005-2006)
Co-Chair, Prairie State Legal Services Fundraising Campaign for
Legal Services, 2010-2012