Anna Turpin, NCAJ Leadership Class of 2023

November 15, 2022

Anna Claire Turpin is one of the 21 members of the NCAJ NEXT Leadership Program class of 2023. The program, which graduated its first class in 2022, identifies the state’s emerging trial lawyer leaders.

Anna Turpin

Lives in: Raleigh

Law degree from: Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law

Works as: Litigation attorney at Whitley Law Firm

Legal Association Involvement: NCAJ Women’s Caucus and New Lawyers Division; Wake County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division


I am a new member of NCAJ and have recently started practicing as a plaintiff’s lawyer. I want the opportunity for in-depth mentorship from other members of NCAJ so that I can build skills and qualities that will serve myself and others throughout my career. Additionally, I want to expand my network and build meaningful connections with other practicing members of NCAJ.

Why is the idea of civil and criminal justice important to you?

Justice in the civil and criminal context is the foundation of society. The idea of justice and how we define it serves as a compass by which we establish laws and social norms — what we will accept and what we will not. It’s important to take that seriously and stand for what is in a client’s best interests to reflect those ideas on society as a whole.

What’s your vision for the future of NCAJ?

I see NCAJ incorporating and reaching more attorneys, particularly young attorneys, and being a leading legal organization in terms of active engagement. I also see the organization achieving much needed changes in legislation and the practice of law.

Away from work …

I enjoy hiking, fly-fishing and Pilates.