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Miki Turner

I blog mostly about soccer and legal issues. I graduated from the University of Richmond (1997) with degrees in Political Science, Journalism and Spanish (lapsed, alas).

I later graduated from California Western School of Law (2001) with a J.D., and after a break, have been practicing law in the State of Washington since 2003.

I'm a Seattle Sounders season ticket holder, and I enjoy traveling to away games. I have a munchkin who is almost 6; where does the time go?

Wednesday Night Fun

I decided that reading 400 pages of legal documents wasn’t a fun use of my evening. So: Wednesday night soccer! The great thing about lower division soccer is not being subject to some of the stringent rules you have to deal with at MLS games. Such as: SMOKE! […]

A SaveTheCrew Procedural Update

Nothing earth-shattering here, but a couple of interesting procedural updates, in light of Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV) and Major League Soccer (MLS) formally providing notice to the City of Columbus of their intent to cease playing at Mapfre Stadium in 2019, and also requesting bona fide offers for interested local […]

MLS and Anthony Precourt Put Columbus on Notice

Andrew Erickson just obtained a letter from PSV/MLS to the City of Columbus/State of Ohio (Friday evenings are for breaking/dumping news) regarding the lawsuit filed to prevent them from moving the Columbus Crew to Austin. Let’s dig in, shall we? We’ll go through this paragraph-by-paragraph: Your basic summary. We […]

All’s Quiet on the #SaveTheCrew Front

This is a bit unexpected, though maybe not completely surprising. And things will probably change right as I publish this. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said on Counter Attack last week, that not only was he seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent the move of the Columbus Crew […]

NASL v. USSF: New York

Much like the CSI enterprise, with multiple franchises littered throughout the television landscape, there are no shortage of lawsuits involving US Soccer. The New York case, filed by the NASL in New York State Court, alleges that the members of the US Soccer Board of Directors breached their fiduciary duties, based […]

Podcasts

I occasionally guest on podcasts, discussing legal goings on, as well as just talking soccer. We usually have some good informative discussions, so if you’d like to go back and listen to some of those appearances, I’ve created a page where you can do so. I’ll update as […]

Columbus & Ohio Try to #SaveTheCrew

The move many thought was coming finally happened this week, as the City of Columbus and State of Ohio filed suit against Precourt Sports Ventures and Major League Soccer. The goal: Prevent the Columbus Crew from moving to Austin, at least without complying with local laws in Ohio. […]