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Jennifer Lynn Turner
Frye Kelly Law Firm Jennifer Lynn TurnerJennifer Turner earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado Law School in 2004. She is admitted in New Mexico, Maryland, Navajo Nation and the United States Supreme Court. She joined Frye & Kelly, P.C. in January 2018, bringing over 12 years of experience practicing Federal Indian law to the firm.

Following a clerkship with the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, Jennifer spent 2 1/2 years as a staff attorney for the Interior Board of Indian Appeals in Arlington, Virginia, where she drafted case management orders and decisions. In 2008, she moved to the Department of the Interior Solicitor's Office, Division of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C. As an attorney advisor in the Division, Jennifer provided legal counsel and representation to the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Affairs on issues related to Indian land and natural resources, and worked closely with the Department of Justice to defend the Department's decisions and interests in litigation. In 2012, Ms. Turner was promoted to a supervisory attorney position in the Solicitor's Office, overseeing a team of attorneys working on a wide variety of Indian law matters including land-into-trust, Indian gaming (compacts, procedures, and Indian lands opinions), reservation boundaries, taxation, environmental law, land claims, land use, and resource development. She played a critical role in the workgroups developing new right-of-way, surface leasing, and land-into-trust regulations and implementing the HEARTH Act, and in issuing, and successfully defending, numerous land-into-trust and gaming decisions.

Jennifer received her B.A. in political science from Vassar College and an LLM from Brunel University in London. She and her husband Clay have two children, Penelope and Finnegan.

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