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Merle Joy Turchik

Turchik Law Firm, P.C.


ERLE JOY TURCHIK is the owner of the Turchik Law Firm, P.C., where she has been representing public and private sector employees and employers in the areas of labor and employment law for more than 30 years. In recent years, her primary focus has been on employee rights. Ms. Turchik received her B.A. degree with distinction from the University of Arizona and her J.D. degree with distinction from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. Ms. Turchik is admitted to practice in the state courts in Arizona and Illinois as well as the United States District Courts for the District of Arizona, the Northern District of Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. She is a past chair of the Executive Council of the Arizona State Bar's Employment and Labor Law Section and is a past president of the Arizona Women Lawyers Association. She is currently a member of the American Bar Association, the Arizona State Bar, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Pima County Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), the Arizona Employment Lawyers Association (AzELA), and the Arizona Women Lawyers Association. She serves as a Judge Pro Tempore in the Pima County Superior Court, and as an employment law arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Ms. Turchik has been a lawyer since 1986 and is a frequent presenter on employment law topics and is a Chapter Editor and author for the Arizona Employment Law Handbook.