Donald C. Turner

Donald C. Turner

Donald C. Turner

  • Business Attorney
  • David M. Frees III
  • 120 Gay St. Phoenixville, PA 19460
  • (610) 933-8069

Donald C. Turner, a founding member of Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, has been practicing law in Chester County for over twenty years. Mr. Turner’s practice is concentrated in the areas of real estate transactions, zoning, and commercial litigation, including business disputes, contractual disputes, shareholder/partnership disputes, corporate dissolutions, zoning appeals and eminent domain cases. He also represents a variety of small to medium sized businesses. He is the founding president of Commercial Dispute Solutions, a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation formed with the encouragement of the Chester County Bench as a means to provide mediation and arbitration services for various types of commercial disputes.

Mr. Turner has been named a “Top Lawyer” in Business Law, Environmental Law and Real Estate Law by Main Line Today Magazine. He has received the preeminent “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, recognizing superior legal ability as judged by his peers, and has been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers listing over multiple years.

Practice Areas

  •  Business Transactions
  •  Construction Litigation
  •  Litigation
  •  Mediators & Arbitrators
  •  Real Estate Development
  •  Real Estate Transactions
  •  Zoning and Land Use


  •  Temple University School of Law, J.D. (1983)
    •  cum laude
    •  Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award
  •  Drexel University (1973)


  •  Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (1983)
  •  United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  •  Chester County Bar Association
  •  Pennsylvania Bar Association
  •  Chester County Airport Authority
    •  Former Board Member
  •  Devon Preparatory School
    •  Board of Trustees, Former Trustee
  •  Commercial Dispute Solutions
    •  Founding President

Martindale Hubbell Rating

  •  AV Rated*

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