Patricia Ranieri

Adjunct Professor of Law
Contact Information
Cornell Law School
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901


Rachel Liseno
Cornell Law School
315 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Professional Biography

Patricia A. Ranieri serves as the Deputy Court Administrator - Civil Division and Arbitration Administrator in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in the 38th Judicial District. Prior to being appointed to her present position, she was Disciplinary Counsel with the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Ms. Ranieri has been in private practice and acted as a consultant for the Department of Justice on domestic violence issues. Formerly she was an Assistant District Attorney in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Ms. Ranieri has been active in the Montgomery Bar Association having served on the board of directors and as chair of many of the committees including, Continuing Legal Education, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Membership, Fee Dispute, Law Reporter, and the Speaker’s Bureau. She has lectured for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and Montgomery Bar on attorney ethics and other legal topics and served two terms on the board of managers as vice-chair for the Montgomery County Youth Center. Ms. Ranieri has also served on the Pennsylvania Association of Court Management Membership Committee and as Eastern Director, and PACM President. PACM is a statewide organization that includes all President Judges and Court Administrators throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Ranieri has served as an adjunct professor at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Ursinus College, Temple University, Gwynedd Mercy College, Manor Jr. College, Harcum Jr. College and Pierce College.


B.A. Psychology, Temple University
J.D., Temple University
M.B.A., Strayer University