Hazel Turner is a partner in the Tampa office of Groelle & Salmon. She has worked extensively in first party property insurance with a specialty in litigation and pre-litigation cases involving sinkhole activity. As a litigator, Ms. Turner has assisted in the defense of clients in hearings, mediations and trials.

Prior to joining Groelle & Salmon, Ms. Turner was an associate attorney at a busy insurance defense firm specializing in sinkhole pre-litigation files and coverage issues. She also was a Federal Judicial Intern for Judge Mary S. Scriven of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Ms. Turner earned her Bachelor of Laws with honors from the University of Bristol, in the United Kingdom. She graduated with her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law, in Gulfport, Florida.

While at Stetson, Ms. Turner was a faculty appointed member of the Honors Program and a member of Phi Delta Phi, legal honor society. In addition, Ms. Turner was a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Moot Court teams. As a member of the Moot Court team, Ms. Turner competed in the William C. Vis International Commercial Moot Arbitration in Hong Kong. In addition to receiving personal honors, her team received numerous honors for oral and writing skills before placing second in the international competition. Also during her time at Stetson, Ms. Turner served as research assistant for Marco J. Jimenez during the drafting of The Many Faces of Promissory Estoppel: An Empirical Analysis under the Restatement (Second) of Contracts 57 UCLA L. Rev. 669 (2010).

Ms. Turner is licensed to practice law in Florida and is a member of The Florida Bar. She is also admitted in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. In addition, Ms. Turner is a member of the West Coast Claims Association and Windstorm Insurance Network, Inc.  In 2015, Ms. Turner was approved to instruct continuing education courses by the Florida Department of Financial Services.

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