Florette Singer Turchin attended UCLA at the age of 16, graduating with degrees in History and Near Eastern Studies. She attended Whittier School of Law, graduated in 1974 and became a member of the California State Bar the same year. After practicing as a general practitioner for a brief period, she joined the firm of Zonni, Ginocchio and Taylor in 1976. The firm specialized in Worker’s Compensation defense. After being an associate for five years she became a partner and helped the firm grow from 6 lawyers to over 70 lawyers at its height. During the time she worked there, Florette had the honor of being appointed as a judge pro tem and was also appointed an Officer on the Worker’s Compensation Board of the Los Angeles County Bar Association..
In her practice, Florette represented insurance companies, self-insured employers, and third party administrators. She represented school districts, cities, the Metropolitan Transit Authority, major airlines and telephone companies. Within the firm, she specialized in appellate practice, trained new attorneys and supervised many administrative functions. She was also certified by the California State Bar as a worker’s compensation specialist.
In 1994, Florette left the firm to fight for injured workers instead of the insurance companies she had represented for almost 20 years. She has never been happier.
Florette married Raymond Turchin in 1965 and the couple has four adult children. Florette is conversant in Spanish, German, Hebrew and French.