Pam has more than 25 years of bankruptcy experience. She is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law and a North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission Certified Superior Court Mediator. Prior to joining Ellis & Winters, she was a staff attorney to Judge Joseph N. Callaway, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina. With a combined 14 years with the court, Pam has served as a staff attorney to Judge A. Thomas Small and Judge Stephani W. Humrickhouse, and as a law clerk to Judge J. Rich Leonard. Previously, Pam was a partner in the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, PLLC where she represented secured and unsecured creditors including institutional lenders, employees, trade creditors, and lessors in federal and state courts in commercial and consumer matters.
Pam teaches the bankruptcy survey course at Campbell Law School and is a contributing editor to West’s Bankruptcy Exemptions Manual and the North Carolina Bankruptcy Practice Manual. She served as co-managing editor of the North Carolina Bankruptcy Practice Manual when the 2005 revisions to the Bankruptcy Code were enacted. She has served on the Local Rules Committee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina and the Local Civil Rules Subcommittee for the U.S. District Court for the EDNC, and as a member of both the North Carolina Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution and Bankruptcy Section Councils. Pam is a frequent writer and speaker on bankruptcy topics and is a 2016 recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Citizen Lawyer Award.