Overview

Pamela Lee is a partner at Swift Currie with more than 10 years of experience practicing in the firm’s litigation section. Pamela devotes her entire practice to litigation, including various tort liability litigation, insurance coverage disputes and the defense of insurance bad faith matters. Her liability practice is wide and varied, encompassing premises liability, product liability, escalator and elevator liability, automobile liability and general personal injury law. She represents companies in the food, automobile and retail industries.

Pamela counsels clients in all stages of litigation, including trial and appellate work. She has secured victories at the Court of Appeals on a premises liability matter and a sexual assault case, as well as the successful defense of a spoliation claim.

Pamela keeps her clients informed at every step of the process and works with them to create an effective strategy early in the case to avoid wasted time and excessive legal bills

Pamela was elected as the vice president of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association and is a member of the Steering Committees for three Defense Research Institute sections: Retail and Hospitality, Women in the Law, and Trial Tactics. At Swift Currie, Pamela is a member of the Hiring Committee.

Awards/Recognitions

  • Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016-present
  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review

Memberships

  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute, Retail and Hospitality, Women in Law and Trial Tactics Committees
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Vice President
  • State Bar of Georgia

Interests

Outside of the office, Pamela served on the governing board of Brighten Academy in Douglasville, Georgia, from 2014 to 2016. Brighten Academy was awarded the distinction of Georgia Charter School of the Year for 2014. Pamela is the mother of one son and two daughters and is an active member of Crossroads Church in Sharpsburg, Georgia.

Experience

Experience

  • Defense verdict on a premises liability case where a housekeeper fell through the attic of the home she was cleaning.
  • Defended a case for a fast food chain. The plaintiff claimed over $200,000 in medical expenses and asked the jury for millions of dollars. After apportionment, only $500.00 was awarded against the defendant and, due to a statutory Offer of Settlement served in the case, the defendant received an award of attorney’s fees that wiped that verdict out.
  • Defended a restaurant chain in a premises liability action and received a defense verdict 
  • Defense verdict in a case where a patient at an urgent care claimed that a nurse practitioner sexually assaulted her. The plaintiff asked for $5,000,000. That case was appealed through the Supreme Court and the defense won at every level.

Newsroom

Publications and Presentations

  • "Ethically Navigating PR Issues in Mass Casualty or Large Loss Case," DRI Trial Skills and Damages Seminar, March 2019
  • Group Leader, Mercer University School of Law Orientation on Professionalism, Sponsored by State Bar of Georgia Committee on Professionalism and the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism
  • “Spoliation – The Basics,” GDLA Spoliation Seminar
  • “Apportionment in Georgia: Sharing the Blame,” Webinar
  • “Business Risk Exclusions,” Association of Corporate Counsel
  • “Risk Transfer,” Atlanta Claims Association Luncheon
  • “An Overview of Spoliation Law in Georgia,” Swift Currie Webinar
  • “Deposition Practice Tips,” DRI Retail and Hospitality Seminar, Young Lawyers Breakout

Bar Admittances

  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Georgia
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia

Education

Mercer University School of Law (J.D., 2006)

College of William and Mary (B.S., 2003)

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