Arthur Turner II

Of Counsel

I graduated with a degree in political science from Morehouse College and received my J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law. I focus on consumer and privacy-related class actions and mass tort litigation.

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Curriculum Vitae

ARTHUR TURNER II is Of Counsel at Edelson PC where his practice focuses on consumer-related class actions and mass tort litigation. Art represents businesses in insurance-related actions, including dozens of businesses whose business interruption insurance claims were denied by various insurers in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.


After college, Art served as a community organizer and mentor to youth in North Lawndale. He worked as a tax credit analyst and underwriter for the Illinois Housing Development Authority. In 2010, he was elected to serve as the state representative in the 9th House District.


As a legislator, Art sponsored legislation to increase economic development and help give loans to small businesses; particularly in areas in need of the greatest economic growth. Art advocated for stronger personal privacy measures to protect consumers and their personal information online. Art’s legislative agenda also focused on providing affordable housing for Illinois residents, and access to quality health care for all.


Art joined the House Leadership team in 2013 as an Assistant Majority leader. He became Deputy Majority Leader in 2017. Art served as a member of various committees including Executive, Revenue & Finance, Public Utilities, Cybersecurity; Data Analytics & IT, and chairman of the Judiciary – Criminal Law Committee.


Art has been recognized for his legislative efforts by a wide variety of advocates and organizations, including being named an Edgar Fellow in 2012.

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