J. Michael Turner Jr. - A Greenville Divorce Attorney

J. Michael Turner Jr.

Lead Litigator

Greenville divorce attorney J. Michael Turner Jr.Greenville divorce attorney J. Michael Turner Jr. always wanted to pursue a career in which he could help people. That desire, combined with his own experience as a divorced father, led him to practice family law.

“I empathize with my clients going through a challenging and stressful family court situation,” Mr. Turner Jr. said.

Mr. Turner Jr. understands that each person has a unique story and every case he handles is different. He listens to his clients and walks them through the process as they try to reach their goals in family court.

“I serve not only as a sounding board for my clients’ concerns, but also as the face of reason with regard to the law,” he said. “Emotions can run high and I am able to help my clients identify what is really important in their particular family court case. It is important to me that my clients know that I understand where they are coming from.”

Divorce is typically a difficult and emotional process. With so much at stake, Mr. Turner Jr. bases his relationship with clients on trust and open communication so he can best serve them and obtain the best possible case resolution.

“I will keep you informed of everything going on with your case, every step of the way and in a timely manner,” Mr. Turner Jr. said. “You will see early on  how hard I will work for you.”

Licenses & Admissions

Mr. Turner Jr. is licensed to practice in South Carolina.


Mr. Turner Jr. earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a double major in Management and Marketing from the University of South Carolina. He received his Juris Doctor from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Mr. Turner Jr. practiced family law, criminal defense and civil law.


Mr. Turner Jr. is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association and the Greenville County Bar Association.


"Michael has been great! He's been sympathetic to my specific case. I feel he has mine and my son's best interests at heart. He's not another cookie-cutter lawyer. He's been very personal and professional."
"Mr. Turner was exceptional as an attorney, He was very knowledgeable and helped out with the situation. I hope I never need these services again, but if I do, you guys will be the first ones I call"
"... From the initial consult to actually spending time on my case and discussing what may or may not be relevant,  I have nothing but positive things to say about Michael and the representation."
"Michael is always very accommodating and really good about getting back to me the same day, even if it's 7 or 8 o'clock at night."
"He always was in contact over the phone and answered all questions I had. My case was handled very quickly because we were in agreement, but I am confident if it was going to be time consuming I would have received updates regularly. We both had the same goals, and he worked very hard to have a great outcome for me."
"Communication was on-point. I know he was busy with other clients, but if I needed anything he would respond in some way, shape or form. He definitely did what he needed to level the playing field so everything was fair, which is all I wanted. I feel like your firm was exceptional at hearing me out and getting my input. I was very pleased with Michael's performance and have already referred others to him."
"Michael did a good job! I had some difficult times trying to get visitation with the kids, but he pulled through for me. I felt like we were firm when needed but overall played it safe, which worked out for me in the end."
"Michael and [his Administrative Assistant] were both very professional and easy to get a hold of. I had no issues; everything worked out good. The office environment in general was very nice and made you feel comfortable."
"I have been very pleased with Michael. They are always very fair and clear discussions. I never leave there with questions."
"Michael worked tirelessly on our behalf. Amazing hustle. ... Overall my experience with Mr. Turner and his team was overwhelmingly positive. He displayed compassion, gave sound counsel and provided us with a clear direction through our case."
"Michael is an excellent listener and has the answers and opinions needed. He is prompt, patient and kind. He was willing to put up with more questions than were probably necessary."

"​I just want to thank Michael so much. I appreciate all of his guidance and patience and for helping me through this process.  He did a fantastic job!"