Patricia K. Turley

Patricia K. Turley


Patty Turley became a partner at Zalinger Cameron & Lambek in 2005. From 1999 to 2005 Ms. Turley was an associate at the firm, after completing the four-year clerkship for the Vermont Bar. She served as a paralegal for the firm from 1985 to 1999 and, before that, worked part-time at the firm beginning in high school.

Ms. Turley's practice primarily involves employment and labor law, including public school sector collective bargaining. Her practice also includes advising small business owners regarding formation or changes to structure, as well as their financing. She also provides representation to clients in probate court matters and estate planning for individuals without complex tax needs.  Ms. Turley’s practice also includes the purchase, sale or refinancing of real estate. She also represents individuals who have been injured at work or outside of work, with the vast majority resolving prior to the need for formal litigation. She focuses on the legal needs of both personal and business clients and is invested in the success of the Montpelier community.

Ms. Turley is adjunct faculty at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, teaching legal courses to students in both graduate and undergraduate degree programs. Previously, she taught litigation and ethics classes to paralegal students at Woodbury College in Montpelier.

Ms. Turley is Counselor of the Central Vermont Chapter of the American Inns of Court, which focuses on the improving the skills, professionalism and legal ethics of the bar. Ms. Turley is a Member of the Vermont Board of Bar Examiners. She is also a member of the Vermont Association for Justice.  She is also a member of the Vermont State Women's Golf Association.

Practice Areas

  • Wills, Estate Planning and Probate Matters

  • Labor Law and Employee Relations

  • Corporation/Business Formation

  • Residential Real Estate

  • Work and Personal Injury Law

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