Patricia Bugg "P.J." Turner is a litigator who represents a diverse group of national, regional, and local businesses in both state and federal courts across the country. She has litigated a wide array of contested matters, including products liability and toxic tort cases involving personal injury and wrongful death, insurance coverage disputes, construction disputes, contract and business tort cases, and other commercial disputes. In addition, P.J. has been involved in multiple appeals to the Supreme Court of Virginia as well as appeals to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. 

During college, P.J. was a member of the varsity women's soccer team. Today, she is an avid runner and regularly competes in races, ranging from 5ks to marathons, throughout the state. 

P.J. was raised in the Northern Neck of Virginia in Northumberland County and attended boarding school in Middletown, Delaware at St. Andrew's School.


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana (J.D., 2006) National Moot Court Team, Oralist, 2005-2006; International Environmental Moot Court Team, Oralist, 2004-2005; Loyola Maritime Law Journal, Comment and Casenote Editor, 2005-2006; National Member of the Order of Barristers
  • Davidson College, Davidson, N.C. (B.A., Spanish, 2003)

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

Representative Cases

  • Anheuser-Busch Cos. v. Cantrell, 2015 Va. LEXIS 55 (Va. Apr. 16, 2015)
  • Wilson v. AC&S, Inc., et al, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS ______, (E.D. Va. Mar. 17, 2015)
  • In re Asbestos Products Liability Litigation (No. V): Estate of Raymond Stevens v. CBS Corporation, et al., 2014 WL 5012642, ---Fed. Appx.--- (3d Cir. 2014)
  • Palaxar Group v. Williams, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67872 (E.D. Va. May 13, 2014)
  • Commercial One Elec. Contrs. v. Trane United States, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 32554 (E.D. Va. Mar. 8, 2013)
  • Kiser v. A.W. Chesterton Co., 2013 Va. LEXIS 12 (Va. Jan. 10, 2013)
  • Jacobs v. AC&S Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111811 (E.D. Pa. July 25, 2011)
  • Holmes v. AC&S Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 110390 (E.D. Pa. July 25, 2011)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia Bar Association, Member
    • Appellate Practice Section; Civil Litigation Section; Construction/Public Contracts Law Section
  • Virginia State Bar, Member
    • Litigation Section; Construction Law Section 
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Member
    • Chair, Appellate Advocacy Section (2015-2016)
    • Vice-Chair, Appellate Advocacy Section (2014-2015)
    • Board of Editors, The Journal of Civil Litigation (2013-present)
    • Chair, Corporate and Commercial Litigation Section (2009-2010)
    • Vice-Chair, Corporate and Commercial Litigation Section (2008-2009) 
  • Bar Association of the City of Richmond, Member
    • Litigation Section, Executive Committee 
  • Metro Richmond Women's Bar Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute ("DRI"), Member
  • Associated General Contractors of Virginia, Member

Honors and Awards

  • Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2014-2015 for Personal Injury - Products: Defense