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Mary Lewis Turner was born and raised in Gahanna, Ohio.
She graduated from St. Francis DeSales High School in 2004 and currently volunteers as a legal advisor for the DeSales mock trial team.
Graduating cum laude from Miami University with a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature and Black World Studies, Mary earned university honors with distinction.
After college, Mary attended The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law where she was on The Ohio State Journal of Dispute Resolution. Mary was also a research fellow and managing editor of the Pro Bono Research Group, which provided assistance to pro bono and legal aid attorneys across Ohio. Mary was also a Professional Development Co-Chair of the Black Law Students Association and participated in Moot Court.
During law school, Mary worked as a law clerk at Chester, Willcox, & Saxbe LLP in Columbus, Ohio. She also clerked for the Ohio Senate and at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office in the Civil Rights Section. While at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Mary also assisted the Consumer Protection Section with the multi-state housing foreclosure class actions.
Upon graduation, Mary started her own law practice, Mary E. Lewis, Esq. LLC, focusing in the practice areas of plaintiff’s employment law and domestic law. She also volunteered for legal aid through the Volunteer Resource Center where she handled consumer debt and landlord tenant cases. Mary’s practice was prominently featured in the October 2012 edition of Columbus CEO magazine.
In 2012, Mary joined Einstein Law, LLC, to continue her practice in the areas of employment law and domestic law. Mary is one of the few black attorneys who represent employees in employment law cases in Columbus, Westerville, Delaware and other cities in the Central Ohio area. She is also a divorce attorney, a trained collaborative divorce attorney and a trained mediator. Mary also assists her clients in drafting Wills and other estate planning documents to best serve her clients.
Mary is a member of the Ohio Employment Lawyers Association, Columbus Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the John Mercer Langston Bar Association. Mary has also been voted by her peers as a Rising Star in 2018 and 2019 and Top 40 Under 40 for the National Black Lawyers’ Association. Mary is married to Anthony Turner, who is a nurse at a major hospital in Columbus, Ohio.