Patrice M. TurenneAssociate | BusinessPatrice provides critical support in resolving litigation and sound counsel on employment matters.

Patrice M. Turenne

An active member of the Philadelphia area legal community and the recipient of several academic and service awards, Patrice brings practical experience and a high degree of commitment to her work with clients on litigation and employment matters. 

The core of Patrice’s experience is in litigation, with particular background in employment disputes. She has represented employers in discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, including those involving Title VII, ADA, ADEA and FMLA. In addition, she has handled complex commercial, premises liability, professional liability and property damage matters. 

Her practice also includes guiding business owners, in-house counsel and HR directors on employment policies, and providing education and training to aid compliance with prevailing employment laws. 

Patrice holds leadership roles with the Montgomery County Bar Association, Montgomery American Inn of Court, and Pennsylvania Bar Association, and has volunteered her time to educate youth on civics and the law.

Beyond McCAUSLAND Keen + Buckman

  • Volunteering with area bar associations.

Publications + Media Mentions

April 1, 2018 “The Introduction of a Writing Assessment into an Application Process is Not Per Se Discriminatory Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” Law Alert
December 1, 2016 “Involuntary Vehicle Movement & Governmental Immunity: A Closer Look at the Motor Vehicle Exception to the Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act,” Defense Digest
May 6, 2016 “The Millennial Perspective on Diversity,” DRI's Diversity Insider Newsletter
April 1, 2016 “Analysis of the ‘Mode of Operation’ Theories in New Jersey and Pennsylvania,” DRI's Customer Connection Newsletter
February 1, 2016 “Removing That Slip and Fall Case to Federal Court,” DRI's For the Defense Magazine
August 28, 2014 “Maximizing the Summer Associate Experience for Both Sides,” The Legal Intelligencer
October 1, 2014 “Amendments to Pennsylvania’s Safe Haven Law (Act 2014-91),” Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association Bulletin Magazine

Affiliations + Recognitions

  • Montgomery Bar Association

    Volunteer, Law & Liberty Civics Program
    Young Lawyers Section Liaison to the Women in the Law Committee

  • Rosemont College

    Adjunct faculty member

  • Montgomery American Inn of Court

    Executive Board member

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

    Young Lawyers Division Liaison to the Minority Bar Committee

  • American, Pennsylvania, and Montgomery Bar Associations


  • Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Society




  • Widener University School of Law

    Juris Doctor, Merit Scholar, Pro Bono Service Award

  • La Salle University

    Master of Arts

  • University of Pittsburgh

    Bachelor of Arts

  • Pennsylvania

  • New Jersey

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania