• Wills and Trusts, Probate, Municipal Law, Land Use and Zoning Law

Firm Overview


For more than a half a century Turner Huguet Adams & Farr has been committed to serving generations of families in Contra Costa County.  Long-term relationships built on a highly personal level of service is our guiding principle.  Our legal expertise, having its origins with our Founder Gordon B. Turner, has provided our clients clear counsel that is responsive to their concerns, whether it be for immediate issues or future planning. Our priority is to provide solutions that deliver optimum results for our clients.

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Our history grounds us.

The law firm of Turner Huguet Adams & Farr traces its roots to 1961 when Gordon B. Turner opened his law office in Martinez in the historic Tinning Building. Prior to starting his practice, he was a Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney.  As a part of his early practice he served as the City Attorney for Concord (1938-1948) and Walnut Creek (1941-1946).

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In 1991, Turner received a proclamation from the Contra Costa County Bar Association for his six decades of outstanding service to the law profession, commending his "integrity, legal skills, loyalty to clients and habits of long hours of hard work" as an example of "the best and highest ethics of the legal profession."  He remained "of counsel" until his death in 1997. The firm continues his legacy.

Maurice E. Huguet, Jr. joined the firm in 1962 and, subsequently, became the first City Attorney for Clayton, serving in that position until 2005, when he was succeeded by his partner Dan Adams.  Dan joined the firm in 1990, bringing expertise in civil litigation and issues related to risk management, insurance coverage and casualty claims. The firm maintains a general practice that included estate planning, probate, real estate, litigation, business, sanitary district and municipal law services.

Deborah Moritz-Farr joined the firm in the Spring of 2008. Her emphasis is estate planning, trust creation, administration, distribution and probate.  In December 2009, she became a Partner in the firm.

Our vision remains unchanged.  We proudly continue to utilize our firm’s broad experience and knowledge of the law including estate planning, municipal, sanitary district, land use, real estate, probate and civil litigation to aggressively protect our clients in the most ethical, effective and efficient way possible.   We strive to ensure that decisions made today address immediate concerns and long-term goals.