Mitchell Turbenson

Associate

turbensonm@ballardspahr.com
Tel 602.798.5428
Fax 602.798.5595
Phoenix

Mitchell Turbenson is a litigator whose practice focuses on white collar defense and complex civil litigation. In his white collar practice, Mitch has assisted in representing a variety of clients in investigations by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Arizona Attorney General. In his civil practice, Mitch has been involved in cases ranging from trade secret misappropriation to those arising under the U.S. Constitution.

Before joining Ballard Spahr, Mitch served as a law clerk for both the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He also was a 2015 Ballard Spahr summer associate. Before beginning his legal career, Mitchell was a prizewinner in numerous international classical guitar competitions and studied at the Liszt Akademie für Musik in Weimar, Germany.

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Michael Daly Hawkins, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2017-2018

Hon. James A. Teilborg, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, 2016-2017

Publications

"Negative Implications of State Law Entrenchment in Federal Courts," 57 Ariz. L. Rev. 849, 2015

Community Activities

Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, Programs & Events Manager, 2011-2015

Board Membership

Phoenix Conservatory of Music

The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2016)
Order of the Coif
Senior Managing Editor, Arizona Law Review
Recipient, CALI Award for Legal Profession and Ethics

The University of Arizona (B.A., B.M., magna cum laude, 2012)

Arizona

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit