Joanne Turner has a bachelor’s degree in accounting with honors from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Minnesota. She taught accounting and taxation at the University of Minnesota, at Ohio State, and at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York, for more than a dozen years before earning her J.D. with honors from the University of Michigan in 1992. From 1993 to 2005, she was a commercial litigator and appellate attorney at Mackall, Crounse & Moore in Minneapolis, where she was a partner and served on the firm’s Board of Governors. In 2005, Judge Turner became counsel to the Minnesota Supreme Court, specializing in review of tax court appeals among other things, and where she served until her appointment to the Tax Court in December 2012.