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Ford J.H. Turrell

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  • Grand Rapids

    t. +1.616.752.2768

    f. +1.616.222.2768


Ford Turrell is a corporate attorney who focuses on corporate, financing, real estate matters. He’s drafted agreements to facilitate the development or sale of commercial properties for several major corporations, assisted with corporate mergers and acquisitions, assisted with various financing transactions and drafted and reviewed a variety of other contracts and agreements.



  • Michigan State University College of Law J.D. 2012 summa cum laude
  • McGregor School of Antioch University M.A. 2004 Conflict Analysis and Engagement
  • Aquinas College B.A. 1998


  • 2012, Michigan


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

Clerk Experience

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Honorable David W. McKeague

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
    Business Law Section; Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Compliance; Section of Environment, Energy and Resources; Member, Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
  • State Bar of Michigan
    Member, Council of the Administrative and Regulatory Law Section (2014-17); Environmental Law Section; Administrative and Regulatory Law Section
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association

Teaching and Lecturing

  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Rights, Responsibilities, and Realities civic education program in Grand Rapids area high schools
    Instructor, 2013
  • Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI
    Adjunct Lecturer
  • Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
    Adjunct Lecturer
  • Nashville State Community College, Nashville, TN
    Member, Environmental Concerns Committee
  • Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI
    Adjunct Lecturer


  • Assisted in commercial finance transactions
  • Drafted and reviewed agreements to facilitate the sale, lease, or development of real property for several major corporations
  • Assisted with corporate mergers and acquisitions
  • Engaged in trade secrets and copyright protection and enforcement
  • Drafted and reviewed a variety of contracts and agreements

Honors & Awards

  • American Inns of Court (2011-2012)
  • Jurisprudence Achievement Awards, Contracts I, Civil Procedure I, RWA I, Contracts II, Administrative Law, State & Local Government Law, Legislation
  • Articles Editor, Michigan State Law Review
  • Recipient, Dean Charles H. King Scholarship


  • Co-Author, “Hydraulic Fracturing: Growth, Regulation, and Challenges in the United States,” Environmental Law and Management, 2014
  • "Is Municipal Zoning a Significant Threat to Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan?" 58 Wayne L. Rev. 279 (2012)
  • Co-Author, Michigan Environmental Law Deskbook, Administrative Law Chapter


Community Affiliations

  • Sparta Community Education, Michigan Migrant Program
    ESL Instructor (Fall 1998)
  • Soliya International, International Public Policy Dialogue Project
    Lead Facilitator (2001-2003)

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