Elizabeth Scott Turner


Office: Richmond

Direct: 804-403-7132

Fax: 804-237-0250


  • Professional Overview

    Elizabeth Turner focuses on commercial and business litigation in Virginia’s state, federal, and appellate courts. She handles a variety of matters, including class actions, financial services litigation, contract and commercial disputes, defamation and fraud claims, products liability, and business tort cases. Her practice includes defense of consumer protection claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Truth in Lending Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Virginia Consumer Protection Act and other state financial services and consumer protection statutes. She has worked closely with lenders, loan servicers, furnishers, and other financial institutions to provide a range of legal services both in and outside of court.

    Elizabeth served as a law clerk to the Honorable Henry E. Hudson, U.S. District Judge in the Eastern District of Virginia. She also worked as a legislative assistant for retired state Senator Walter A. Stosch.

  • Practice Areas
  • Education and Admissions


    • J.D., cum laude, William and Mary School of Law, 2014
    • M.P.A., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2011
    • B.A., Government / Classics, University of Virginia, 2007

    States Licensed

    • Virginia
  • Professional Organization Memberships
    • Lewis F. Powell, Jr. American Inn of Court
    • Federal Bar Association
    • Virginia Bar Association
    • Richmond Bar Association
    • Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association
    • MENTOR Richmond, ChamberRVA – Member, Class XVIII and XIX
  • News, Honors, Publications & Speeches
    • Obtained dismissal of Title VII, Equal Pay Act, wrongful termination and defamation claims against family-owned, closely held corporation in U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, which was subsequently affirmed on appeal
    • Represented national bank in U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and on appeal to Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, obtaining dismissal of Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Title VI, Title VII, and related constitutional claims
    • Argued and briefed bankruptcy appeal on behalf of creditor, resulting in U.S. District Court upholding Bankruptcy Court Order declaring sanctions award to creditor nondischargeable
    • Argued against Solicitor General of Virginia in Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in First Amendment religious freedom case through the Appellate & Supreme Court Clinic while in law school at William and Mary. See Wall v. Wade, 741 F.3d 492 (4th Cir. 2014).
    • Peek v. SunTrust Mortg., Inc., 1:16-cv-01415-LMB-IDD, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118227 (E.D. Va., Feb. 15, 2017), aff’d Peek v. SunTrust Bank Mortg., Inc., No. 17-1330, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 13295 (4th Cir. July 24, 2017)
    • Failon v. Compass Chem. Int’l, LLC, Civil Action No. 3:16-cv-00926-JAG, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 69938 (E.D. Va. May 8, 2017)
    • Jenkins v. Mid-Atlantic Detailing, Civil Action No. 3:16-cv-188-REP, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 158259 (E.D. Va. Nov. 15, 2016), aff’d, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 8454 (4th Cir. May 12, 2017)
    • Wilson v. AC&S, Inc., 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 20794 (4th Cir. Nov. 21, 2016)
    • Adams v. McDaniel Services, Civil Action No. 3:15-cv-754-HEH, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29803 (E.D. Va, Mar. 8, 2016)