MAKING A DIFFERENCE is hosted by John Ernst with Ernst & Partners.
Stefan Turkheimer/The Law Offices of Turkheimer & Hadden
Stefan Turkheimer is a founding partner of Turkheimer & Hadden, LLC. Prior to the firm’s founding, Stefan was a litigator at one of the preeminent workers compensation insurance defense firms in Georgia. He defended Fortune 500 employers against lawsuits in tort and workers’ compensation. During his legal career Stefan has handled hundreds of workers’ compensation cases. He graduated, with honors, from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2004.
Stefan was a judicial law clerk at the Supreme Court of New York for Justices Karla Moskowitz and Marcy Klein. He also served in the District Attorney’s Office in Athens-Clarke County under District Attorney Ken Mauldin. Stefan was responsible for prosecuting felonies and while there served as prosecutor in over 40 trials.
Following law school, Stefan was Deputy Communications Director for United States Congresswoman Denise Majette before becoming finance director for Lieutenant Governor Mark Taylor’s gubernatorial campaign. He also served as a finance consultant for Jim Martin in his bid for higher office.
Mike Hassinger/Apache Political
Mike Hassinger with Apache Political is a political consultant in Atlanta who runs campaigns for public office across Georgia. He started out as a beat reporter covering government and politics, and has worked as a communications director for elected officials, and has done consulting work for Fortune 500 companies. When he’s not working on campaigns, he edits the Peach Pundit Daily, an e-newsletter about state and local politics in Georgia.
John Ernst/Ernst & Partners
Ernst & Partners is a law firm that handles Personal Injury, Real Estate Closings, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce.
John A. Ernst Jr. is a graduate of Emory University and University of Georgia, School of Law. After graduating from Emory, Mr. Ernst was the assistant to Georgia Governor Roy Barnes, in which capacity he had the opportunity to meet with the leaders of the state and from around the world. Mr. Ernst is also a veteran of many political campaigns around the state. He then continued his education and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. During his tenure in law school, Mr. Ernst was a member of the prosecutorial clinic where he served as a prosecutor in the Athens-Clarke County District Attorney’s office and was a summer clerk for the Honorable John J Ellington, Georgia Court of Appeals. After law school, Mr. Ernst served as the Attorney of the Majority Caucus in the Georgia House of Representatives for the 2004 Legislative Session. John opened his own law firm in 2005 where he handles Real Estate Transactions, Bankruptcy cases, and Personal Injury Clients.