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Brian and Anthony formed Turner | Modarelli to bring personalized legal strategies to people facing financial, physical, mental, and emotional challenges. Our top priority is resolving our clients’ troubles with compassion and tenacity. Sometimes all a person needs when facing tough times is a helping hand, and Turner | Modarelli is committed to being a helping hand through the legalities of life. Turner | Modarelli has attorneys licensed in California and Nevada to provide its personalized legal services throughout these states, with offices in Orange County and Sacramento — conveniently located near Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Reno.

The personal touch provided by Turner | Modarelli starts with a free confidential consultation with either Brian Turner or Anthony Modarelli. Turner | Modarelli focuses its practice on consumers who suffer financial hardships and/or personal injury. During this consultation, we will develop a strategy that is personalized to you and your case. Turner | Modarelli listens to what the client’s individual goals are and creates a detailed strategy for success. We, the lawyers of Turner | Modarelli, went to law school to ensure that justice prevails and that is why this firm was founded.

Our Goal

We have one goal: to get you the best possible result. We do this by being accessible to answer all questions and keeping you informed on all aspects of your case. We believe transparency in legal matters is always the best practice.

Our Attorneys


Anthony Modarelli

Attorney at Law

Attorney Anthony Modarelli practices law with a client-first approach; every decision he makes is tailored to provide an aggressive and dedicated strategy to reaching your goals. Licensed to practice in California and Nevada, Anthony litigates in state and federal courts. Anthony handles a wide variety of personal injury cases including wrongful death, premises liability, insurance company bad faith, governmental tort liability, and automobile and trucking accidents; he represents individuals in both Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 Bankruptcies; he also represents businesses in contract disputes, unfair business practices, fraud, and various other business litigation matters. Anthony is able to blend his unique experiences in business and healthcare to provide you with the legal representation you need. He understands that each decision made has an effect on you, your family, and your career.

Born and raised in the blue-collar town of Youngstown, Ohio, Anthony learned the value of “hard work” by working in his parents’ grocery store as early as the age of six. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Villanova University near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For several years after graduation, Anthony worked for two large orthopedic medical device companies, providing support and guidance to surgeons during surgical procedures. Yet, Anthony knew that his modest beginnings bred in him a desire to become an advocate and voice for those in trouble, for those facing tough decisions, and for those needing support to fight for what is right and just.

Anthony attended Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California. While at Chapman, he co-founded with his partner, Brian Turner, the Chapman Trial Attorney’s Group, the first plaintiff-based student group at Chapman Law. He worked as a certified law clerk for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office- Special Prosecutions Unit. He also interned with the Honorable Erithe A. Smith at the United States Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana, California. In his last year of law school, Anthony was a law clerk for a top California trial attorney firm where he learned the importance of being attentive to a client’s needs and compassionately advocating without bending to the opposing side. His work contributed to numerous high figure settlements . For the past two years, Anthony has been an associate attorney for a boutique civil defense and insurance coverage firm in Santa Ana, California before leaving to form Turner | Modarelli.

Outside of the courtroom, Anthony is an active leader in the community. He is the Secretary of the Italian American Lawyers of Orange County (IALOC) and President of the Villanova University Alumni Association Orange County Chapter. Anthony is also a member of the National Italian American Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, American Bar Association, Banyard Inn of Court, Consumer Attorneys of California, and the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. He has been a guest speaker at Chapman University School of Law and has volunteered at Loaves and Fishes in Santa Ana by serving food to the less fortunate.

Anthony and his wife, also a Villanova graduate, have been married since 2010. Anthony’s wife is the Vice Principal of an elementary school in Orange County, California. As self-proclaimed “foodies”, they enjoy finding delectable restaurants throughout California and Nevada.

Ryan S., Client

“Anthony’s commonsense approach to negotiation and litigation helped us understand the real issues of our case and the legal implications of our choices on our business. He was always a phone call away to answer last minute questions or handle unplanned legal obstacles impacting our business.”

Craig M. , Client

“I have worked with Anthony on numerous cases, and his responsiveness to questions and continued updates on the issues provided me with adequate information to make the best informed decision. In the end, he navigated the law with my concerns in mind, and the resolution was achieved through his understanding of how legal decisions can affect a business.”


Brian Turner

Attorney at Law

Brian Turner is a founding partner of Turner|Modarelli. He is privileged to represent plaintiffs in a wide variety of personal injury cases including wrongful death, premises liability, insurance company bad faith, governmental tort liability, and automobile and trucking accidents. He also represents small businesses in contract disputes, unfair business practices, fraud, and various other small business litigation matters. Brian practices in both state and federal court and has represented individuals in hundreds of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy filings.

Brian graduated cum laude from Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law. He focused on Bankruptcy Law, receiving high marks throughout his training. He held a prestigious clerkship with the Honorable Catherine Bauer in Riverside where he was exposed to a Judge’s perspective of the court system. As a board member of the school’s moot court team, he attended the National Bankruptcy Conference in New York to argue pending Supreme Court bankruptcy issues in front of panels of the leading members of the legal profession.

Bankruptcy was not Brian’s only focus while at Chapman. He was the recipient of three Cali awards that recognized the best student in class. He was the managing editor of The Nexus Journal of Law and Policy, which focused on trending legal issues, including Citizens United and Food Law. Brian and Anthony together founded the Chapman Trial Attorney’s Group, the first plaintiff-based student group at Chapman Law, which is still active today.

Brian gained his first taste of the law from his grandfather, a prominent attorney based in Palo Alto, California. Beginning at the age of 15, Brian worked for his father’s law firm, performing various tasks around the office. It was through these experiences that Brian realized his passion for the law. In addition to law, Brian also had a passion for the service industry. At 16, he worked as a manager of a bowling alley in Montrose, California that serviced the movie industry and hosted private parties. While attending the University of California, Santa Cruz in the early 2000s, Brian spent time waiting tables and managing one of the largest restaurants in the area. His passion for law, combined with his desire to meet new people, inspired his decision to open a law firm that focuses on providing impeccable, compassionate service while fighting relentlessly for his clients.

Prior to Turner | Modarelli, Brian worked at Fraley & Fraley where he managed the filings of several hundred bankruptcy cases. With Brian’s guidance, these clients were able to eliminate millions of dollars of debt. Brian feels deep satisfaction when providing services that pave the way for his clients to fully recover financially and gain the fresh start provided by the law. He is a listener who focuses on understanding his client’s goals and ensures the best possible result. As owner/partner of Turner | Modarelli, Brian is dedicated to putting the interests of his clients first.

Brian is a native Californian and a third generation attorney. He spends his free time camping, playing softball, and rooting for the San Francisco 49ers, the San Francisco Giants, and the UCLA Bruins. Brian currently resides with his wife, Meredith, an advocate for public higher education, and their retriever, Chewbacca, in Sacramento.

Rosalind G., Client

“Brian aggressively represented my interests from start to finish. He promptly responded to every question I had and worked with my schedule. Brian took the case to trial and I received a very favorable decision. I would not hesitate to retain Brian for representation in the future.”

Gregg Z., Client

“As a business owner ( for over 25 years ) and a divorcee, I’ve dealt with many attorneys. I can say, without hesitation that Brian was the best. Working with him was the ONLY time I concluded my business and walked away with a smile on my face and felt I got my money’s worth.”