Alicia Embley Turner







Alicia Embley Turner concentrates in the practice area of civil litigation, collections and creditors' rights, business law, corporate law and general civil litigation. Prior to her association with Newman, Comley & Ruth, P.C. in 2000, she worked for an international law firm in Paris, France.

Ms. Embley Turner is a member of the Missouri Bar and the Cole County Bar Association. She is also a member of Jefferson City West Rotary Club and serves as a member of the Rotary District 6080 Youth Exchange Committee.

Ms. Embley Turner was born in Jerseyville, Illinois, in 1973. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French. In 1999, she received her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law, where she served as a Note and Comment Editor of the Missouri Law Review and President of the International Law Society.

Areas Of Practice

  • Collections and Creditors' Rights
  • Administrative Law
  • Professional Licensing
  • Environmental Law
  • Corporation Formation
  • Business Law
  • General Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2000


  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1999
  • University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, IL
    • B.A. - 1995
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, Bronze Tablet
    • Major: Political Science/French

Published Works

  • Federal Jurisdictions over Juveniles: Who Decides?, 64 Mo. L. Rev. 171, 1999
  • Vicarious Liability For Volunteers: Should Missouri Courts Consider New Standards?, 63 Mo. L. Rev. 821, 1998
  • Small Business Capital Formation in Missouri: What's the SCOR?, 44 St. Louis B.J., 1998

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Award for Future Excellence in Comparative Law, 1999
  • CALI Award for Future Excellence in Gender and the Law, 1998

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Bar Association, Business Law Committee, Member
  • Cole County Bar Association, Member, 2000 to Present
  • Jefferson City West Rotary Club, 2000-Present, Youth Exchange Counselor, 2005-Present; Paul Harris Fellow
  • Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce Leadership, Jefferson City, 2001
  • International Law Society, President, 1997 to 1999
  • Women’s Law Association of Mid-Missouri

Past Employment Positions

  • Coudert Brothers Law Firm, 1999-2000
  • Office of Attorney General, Litigation Division, Law Clerk, 1997-1998
  • Office of the Missouri Secretary of State (Securities Division), Law Clerk, 1997-1998

Ancillary Businesses

  • French/English Translation


  • French