Judge Turner, Cedar Rapids, was appointed to the district court bench in 2005. He attended the University of Minnesota and received his bachelor's degree in 1976. He earned his law degree from The University of Iowa in 1979. He has spent 26 years in private practice. Judge Turner is a member of the Linn County Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association, and the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association. Judge Turner is married and has two children and two step-children.