Helen Turner

Helen O. Turner

Counsel
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Helen Turner concentrates her practice on financial services litigation. She represents national banks, trustees and mortgage servicing firms in state and federal courts. That litigation usually is initiated by consumer plaintiffs asserting claims regarding erroneous credit reports, violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and an array of other state and federal statutes. Helen has obtained dispositive or procedural motions in favor of numerous clients. In addition, Helen's knowledge of entertainment law has benefitted clients in the technology, music and motion picture industries.

Helen Turner concentrates her practice on financial services litigation. She represents national banks, trustees and mortgage servicing firms in state and federal courts. That litigation usually is initiated by consumer plaintiffs asserting claims regarding erroneous credit reports, violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and an array of other state and federal statutes. Helen has obtained dispositive or procedural motions in favor of numerous clients. In addition, Helen's knowledge of entertainment law has benefitted clients in the technology, music and motion picture industries.

Prior to joining Locke Lord, Helen received a master's degree from Harvard University focused on corporate strategy and governance (ESG), private equity and mergers and acquisitions within the finance, technology and media and entertainment sectors. Early in her career, Helen was a Staff Attorney for the Hon. Sarah Beth Landau of the Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas and a Judicial Clerk to the Hon. Jeff Bohm in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

CREDENTIALS
Education
  • M.Ed., Learning Design, Innovation, and Technology, Harvard University, 2022
  • J.D., cum laude, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 2015
    Associate Editor, Law Review
  • B.S., Political Science, University of Houston, 2011
Bar Admissions
  • Texas
  • New York (Admission Pending)
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
Professional Affiliations
    • Lifetime Member, Harvard Black Alumni Society
    • Member, Harvard Alumni Society
    • Member, Harvard University Club of Houston
    • Professional Member, The Recording Academy
    • Member, Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, Super Lawyers® Texas Rising Star, Entertainment Law (2019)
    • Named, Top 50 Black Professionals and Entrepreneurs of Texas, Top 50 Black Professionals and Entrepreneurs of Texas, D-Mars.com Business Journal (2018)
    • Named, Top Lawyer in Entertainment Law, Houstonia Magazine (2018)
    • Recipient, Chairman’s Award for Entertainment & Sports Law, National Bar Association (2015)
Community Leadership
    • Advisory Board Member, Board of Directors, Rhymes with Reason
Professional History
    • Adjunct Professor, Houston Baptist University, Houston (2016-2021)
    • Staff Attorney, The Hon. Sarah Beth Landau of the Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas, Houston (2019-2021)
    • Judicial Clerk, The Hon. Jeff Bohm in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston (2017-2019)
    • Founder and Managing Partner, Ashegbeyeri Law Firm, PLLC (2015-2017)