Samantha Turner


Samantha Turner of Kaplan Marino

Samantha Turner has always had a passion for advocating for individuals going through the criminal justice system.

Samantha graduated from Tiffin University with a Master of Science in Forensic Psychology, examining the intersection of law and psychology. She began her career as a substance abuse counselor on the women’s unit at West Central Community Correctional Facility in Marysville, Ohio. Dreaming of warmer weather, Samantha moved to Los Angeles and worked her way up to supervising the intake department for a local drug and alcohol rehabilitation center.

Before joining Kaplan Marino, Samantha was the Program Manager for the Court Referred Volunteer Center (CRVC) program at Assistance League of Los Angeles. In addition to working with area non-profit organizations to coordinate community service opportunities for those order by the Court, she spent five teaching DUI Prevention classes as part of the Court’s Hospital and Morgue (H.A.M.) program. During this time, Samantha earned a certificate in Paralegal Studies from UCLA Extension and made the transition from public service to paralegal.

Samantha is usually the first person our clients speak to or meet and is always ready to greet them with a smile. She collaborates closely with the rest of the Kaplan Marino team to ensure each and every client receives the attention to detail and care their case deserves.


  • UCLA Extension, certificate in paralegal studies
  • Tiffin University, Master of Science in Forensic Psychology
  • Tiffin University, Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Los Angeles Paralegal Association (LAPA)