- New England School of Law (J.D., Cum Laude, 1978) Law Review: Coordinating Editor, New England Law Review
- University of Delaware (B.A. in Criminal Justice, 1974)
- Pennsylvania, 1978
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- Philadelphia Bar Association
- Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel
- Faculty Advisory Board, Insurance Society of Philadelphia (ISOP)
Patrice A. Toland
Patrice A. Toland is a Principal in the Firm's Workers' Compensation Department, dedicating her practice to the defense of employers in workers' compensation cases. In addition to litigating claims, she assists her clients in developing best practices to prevent liability and to reach favorable resolutions when necessary. She is a frequent lecturer to the industry on current topics in this area. Her client base includes large international corporations in health care, maintenance, retail and transportation.
In 1999, Ms. Toland became the Firm's liaison to the Philadelphia Bar Association. She served as the Association's defense Chair to the Workers' Compensation Section, and its Section representative to the Board of Governors. She was an elected member of the Board of Governors and then served as the Vice Chair and Chair of the Board. Ms. Toland was appointed as a Philadelphia member of the House of Delegates to the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She participated in the Women in the Profession Committee and was the liaison between that committee and other organizations for professional women. She is a mentor for young women lawyers in other law firms and organizations. In 2018, The Legal Intelligencer honored her with its Best Law Firm Mentor Award in recognition of her efforts in preparing the next generation of legal talent.
Ms. Toland also served on the Executive Committee for the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel.
In 2019 and several preceding years, Ms. Toland was recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by her peers as published by American Lawyer Media and Philadelphia Magazine, following statewide voting and review by a special panel. The Best Lawyers in America™ recognized Ms. Toland in its 2018, 2019, and 2020 editions in the Workers' Compensation Law - Employers category. For information about this selection and an overview of common third-party publications, rankings, and lists methodologies, click here.