Montgomery County Lawyer Patrice M. Turenne Named Chair of PBA Young Lawyers Division

HARRISBURG (May 6, 2022) — Patrice M. Turenne, labor and employment counsel for Bimbo Bakeries USA Inc., Horsham, will become the chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Young Lawyers Division (YLD) at the conclusion of the association’s May 13 House of Delegates meeting in Hershey.

Turenne is currently completing her term as PBA YLD chair-elect. She previously served the at-large diversity chair of the PBA YLD.

Turenne is a co-vice chair of the PBA In-House Counsel Committee and is a member of the PBA Federal Practice Committee, PBA Investment Committee, PBA Minority Bar Committee and PBA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team.

Turenne previously was a co-chair of the PBA Minority Bar Committee’s Diversity Summit Subcommittee and past co-chair of its Minority Day Philadelphia Subcommittee. In addition, Turenne previously served as a Zone 9 co-chair and YLD zone delegate to the PBA House of Delegates.

Turenne was a member of the 2019-20 class of the PBA Bar Leadership Institute, which introduces young lawyers to leadership opportunities within the association.

Also active in the organized bar at the local level, Turenne serves as chair of the Montgomery Bar Association (MBA) Board Young Lawyers Section and is a member of the MBA Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Turenne is a 2019 graduate of the MBA Leadership Academy.

In service to the community, Turenne is a supervisor for Whitemarsh Township. She also served as a member of The Garage Community and Youth Center, a nonprofit organization providing afterschool and development programming to low-income and diverse youth. 

Turenne earned a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, a M.A. from La Salle University and a J.D. from Widener University Delaware Law School.

Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote justice, professional excellence and respect for the law; improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access of legal services; and serve the lawyer members of the state's largest organized bar association.