Judge Alvin Turner
Judge Alvin Turner began his educational journey in the Ascension Parish school system. After graduating from East Ascension High School, he went on to obtain an under-graduate degree in political science from LSU and a juris doctorate degree from the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge.
While maintaining his private practice in Gonzales, he worked for the Public Defender’s Office and then the District Attorney’s Office for many years until he was elected as the first minority judge in the 23rd Judicial District, which comprises the parishes of Ascension, St. James and Assumption.
Judge Turner has served on many judicial committees and boards and has made legal presentations in New York, Florida and Louisiana. He also serves as a member of the Code of Criminal Procedure Committee for the Louisiana State Law Institute.
After 29 years on the bench, Judge Turner decided to retire on January 8, 2023 and began practicing law with the Turner Law Firm.
Travis J. Turner
Travis Turner is a native of Gonzales, LA and currently resides in Geismar, LA. He is a 1997 graduate of East Ascension High School. In 2001, he graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s in Sociology. Mr. Turner continued his education at Southern University and subsequently graduated from Southern University Law School in 2004. Travis Turner was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in October 2004. He is married to Keyojuan Turner and has three (3) children: Tristan, Kameron, and Tori.
He has served as councilman since 2012. He is currently the Councilman for District 3 of Ascension Parish, where he chairs the recreation committee.
He is a member of the Word of Life Christian Center in Darrow, LA. He is the son of Honorable Alvin Turner Jr. and Cherlynn P. Turner. He has two (2) siblings Tyler Turner and Terrilyn Turner Brumfield.
Travis Turner primary practice area includes; Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, and Family Law. He started Turner Law Firm in July 2011. Consequently, he has successfully litigated multiple civil, criminal, and family trials throughout Louisiana. He is admitted to practice before the U. S. Middle District and Eastern District of Louisiana.
While not only maintaining a successful practice, Mr. Turner holds another passion near to him. He is the president of the Louisiana Jaguars, a youth basketball organization established in 2005. This organization was created to provide youth with positive outlets through sports.
Calandra W. Elliott
A native of Prairieville, Louisiana, Calandra is a 1998 graduate of East Ascension High School. Calandra received her Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University in 2002 with concentrations in Human Resources, Psychology, and Sociology.
She is a member in good standing of the Society for Human Resources Professionals and has gained professional certification in that field (PHR). Calandra volunteers her time to the Louisiana Jaguars acting as a Board Member and Treasurer. Calandra is the Case Manager at Turner Law Firm.