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Chatón T. Turner

Chatón T. Turner

Adjunct Faculty
(412) 647-6179

Chaton Turner is Assistant Counsel for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. There she provides strategic and legal support to UPMC Physician Services Division, Center for Fertility, and UPMC hospitals and affiliates (including fraud and abuse analysis, employment law, patient services, e-record and medical staff issues). At UPMC she address patient safety and regulatory compliance issues.

Previously she was an Associate at Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice, where she represented clients in litigation, ADR, EEOC and DOL proceedings

JD, University of South Carolina
BA/BS, University of Virginia


  • North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry Unemployment Manual, SC Chamber of Commerce, 2003


  • Co-Author, Malpractice Case Alternative Dispute Resolution, Physician News Digest, November 2005
  • Fourth Circuit Returns to its Conservative Roots, NC Employment Law Letter, February 2004
  • Co-Author, A Guide Through the Garnishment Jungle, Employment Relations Today, Spring 2000

Awards and Honors

Pittsburgh Courier Woman of Excellence (2010)

Award Recipient, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (2001)

Selected Professional Activities


FISA Foundation Board (2006-Present), Girl Scouts Trillium Council Board (2006-2008), Staunton Farms Foundation Member (2006-2007), Ridley Funds Board, University Relations Chair (2004-2007), The YouthNetwork Board, Chair Personnel Committee (2001-2002, Highest Gala Fundraiser), YMCA of Greater Charlotte Community Partnership Board (Strategic Planning Committee 2001-2002).


Conversational and written Spanish


Executive Womens Council, United Way of Allegheny County Women’s Leadership Circle and Young Leaders Circle Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Member, Gates Chili High School Hall of Fame (2004)

Graduate, Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute (2002)

Member, NC Bar Association, Pro Bono Honor Roll (2001)

Legal Aid Volunteer (2000)

Member, NC Bar Association Brown v. Board of Education Program Committee

Former Member, Triangle United Way Silver Circle (2003-2004)