E. Deane Turner

Title: Of Counsel
Company: Morris & McVeigh LLP
Location: New York, New York, United States

E. Deane Turner, Of Counsel at Morris & McVeigh LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in law, history and historic preservation.

For more than six decades, Mr. Turner has excelled in the legal profession. He provided superior service as an attorney for Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP and predecessor firms from 1963 to 1991 and a partner in the same firm from 1953 to 2013 and of counsel from 1991 to 2013. He subsequently served of counsel for Morris & McVeigh LLP in New York from 2013 to 2019.

Mr. Turner has also made a mark as a historian and preservationist. He served as president of the board of trustees with the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York from 1988 to 1990; a trustee of the Presbytery of New York City from 1993 to 1998; president of the board of trustees with the Presbytery of New York City from 1995 to 1998; an elder and trustee with the Brick Presbyterian Church from 1976 to 2003; and a director, vice president and secretary with the 101 East 69th Street Conservancy (Union Club of the City of New York) from 2007 to 2019. He edited “A League of Sacred Songs & Some Historic Favorites of the Brick Church” in 2019 and published “Fellowship of Kindred Minds: The Three Hundred Year Tradition of the Brick Presbyterian Church in the City of New York (1706-2006)” in 2017.

Mr. Turner’s professional organizations include the American College Investment Counsel, Society of Mayflower Descendants, Society of Colonial Wars, The Pilgrims of the United States, Saint Andrew’s Society, Union Club of New York and the Phi Beta Kappa Society. In 1950, he initially obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University, summa cum laude, and subsequently a Master of Laws from Harvard University, cum laude, in 1953. He had a class in constructional law with a great professor and became very interested in this subject, which led him down the legal career path.

In addition, Mr. Turner was familiar with the records of the Brick Presbyterian Church and interested in the history of the church. A prior minister wrote a book about the history of the church in 1909, the church wanted a new book to bring things up to date and he was asked to do the job. That is how he got involved in writing his first book, “A Fellowship of Kindred Minds.”

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