Pamela S. DuffyEquity Member and Head of Burlington Litigation Section
School of Law, College of William and Mary, J.D. in 1991
- Boston University, B.A. with distinction in 1988
Admissions & Certifications
- Admitted to practice before the North Carolina State Bar in 1991
- Admitted to U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina in 1991
- Admitted to U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of North Carolina in 1992
- Admitted to U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit in 1995
- Admitted to United States Supreme Court in 2009
- Federal Bar Association, Middle District of North Carolina Chapter
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Alamance County Bar Association
- Obtained $522,000 jury verdict, of which $500,000 was
punitive damages, in shareholder dispute, and defeated
adverse party’s claims on $1.2 million in promissory notes
- Obtained arbitration award of $548,624.10 for contractor on
multicontract construction dispute in which owner’s seven
figure counterclaims against contractor were denied in total.
- Obtained and collected seven figure judgment for community
bank on defaulted loan, including claims for default on
note, multiple foreclosures, claim and delivery of equipment,
enforcement of guarantees, fraud in connection with loan
applications, fraudulent conveyances.
- Obtained appellate ruling in favor of client in complex
shareholder, noncompetition, and trade secrets dispute
(Kinesis Advertising, Inc. v. Hill et al. 658 S.E.2d 485, N.C.,
January 24, 2008).
- Obtained summary judgment in North Carolina Business
Court on issue of whether letter of intent was a binding
contract in connection with sale of bottling business.
- Obtained appellate ruling in favor of client in case of first
impression on E-commerce jurisdictional issue (Buckland v.
Hobbs 176 N.C.App. 766, 627 S.E.2d 350, N.C.App., March
21, 2006 (NO. COA05-698).
- Represented clients in various cases involving business
damages arising from mishandling of software conversions.
- Obtained ruling in Business Court in favor of client in case of
first impression on lack of enforceability of noncompetition
agreement which had been twice assigned.
- Litigated numerous cases involving shareholder and member
disputes in closely held companies.
- Represented various clients in connection with government
Publications & Presentations
- “The Law Of Trade Secrets And Covenants Not To Compete”, WNHP CPA Seminar, September 27, 2012
Honors & Awards
- North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award, 2011
- Selected by her peers for inclusion in Woodward/White’s The
Best Lawyers in America® in Commercial Litigation, 2011-2013
and in Litigation - Trusts & Estates, 2011-2013
- Maintains an AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review
Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® (the highest peer review
competence and ethical rating)
- Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women
- Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America
- United Way of Alamance County: Board of Directors (2005 to present); Executive Committee (2007 to present); Community Impact Issue Team Leader (2006-2008); Chair of Community Impact Committee (2010-2011); Campaign Chair Elect (2011-2012)
- Alamance County Chamber of Commerce: Board of Directors (2009 to present); Executive Committee (2010-2011)
- Board of Directors, Women’s Resource Center, 2008 to present
- Board of Trustees, Burlington Day School, 2008 to present
- Alamance Rotary Club: Board of Directors (2005-2006); Past-President (2007-2008)
- Born in Fairfield County, Connecticut
- Resided in North Carolina since 1991