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Pamela Roberts focuses her practice on the defense of business and commercial, as well as drug and medical device litigation. In addition, she is a certified mediator in South Carolina, and is trained to handle claims involving the EEOC and FDIC, and has taught on the subject for the U.S. Department of Justice Advocacy Center.

An active member in the legal community, Pamela has held high-ranking positions on the American Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession, Commission on Opportunities for Minorities in the Profession, and is currently a delegate to the ABA House of Delegates. She also has held positions with the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, South Carolina Bar's House of Delegates, U.S. Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference and is a fellow of the American Bar and the South Carolina Bar Foundation.

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1990
  • Georgia, 1987
  • California, 1981

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


  • Southwestern Law School - Los Angeles
  • Harvard Law School, Program of Instruction for Lawyers, 1998
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1980
    —Moot Court Honors Program
    —Alex Hotchkiss Award
  • University of California, B.A., 1977
    —Major: Economics

Professional Associations

    • South Carolina Bar Association
      —House of Delegates, 1997 – 2024
    • —Board of Governors; Delegate, 2001 – 2004
    • American Bar Association
      Commission on Women in the Profession, Chair, 2005 – 2008
    • Young Lawyers Division, Chair, 1991 – 1992
    • The American Law Institute
    • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association 
      President, 1999 – 2001
      Board of Directors, 1993 – 2002
    • U.S. Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
    • South Carolina Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification


    • The Best Lawyers in America
      —Listed for Commercial Litigation, 2010 – 2024
      —Listed for Mediation, 2010 – 2024
      —Listed for Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2011 – 2022
    • Super Lawyers Magazine
      —South Carolina Super Lawyers, 2012 – 2018

Recent News, Events and Blogs


  • "Getting Down to Business: The Successes of the S.C. Business Court Pilot Program", South Carolina Lawyer, January, 2010
  • "The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Reform or Fiction", South Carolina Lawyer, January/February, 1998
  • "The Court's Inherent Power to Dismiss a Case An Emerging Gatekeeper to the Federal Courts?", The Defense Line, October, 1992

Classes and Seminars Taught

  • Narouz v. Charter Comm., LLC (9th Cir. Jan. 15, 2010) The Instant Impact on Litigators and the Effect of Settling with the Class Representative on the Appealability of Class Certification Denial (with William F. Auther and Robert L. Wise), ExecSense Webinars, February 19, 2010
  • "The Future of Leadership in a Competitive Environment", American Bar Association Antitrust Section Meeting, 2002
  • "Public Speaking: The Basics and Beyond", Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association, 2001
  • "Discovery Disputes", South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association Convention, 2001