Pamela W. Carter is a trial lawyer who has represented clients in federal and states courts of Louisiana, as well as courts in Texas. She has litigated and mediated complex disputes, insurance claims for corporate clients, employment disputes, transportation and construction matters. She has served on national trial teams and has trial experience in the products liability and toxic torts arenas and was designated lead national counsel in Louisiana for significant automotive product liability cases. Her role included representing clients as coordinating counsel for asbestos and hurricane related claims. Ms. Carter is a native New Orleanian and founding member of her woman-owned law firm. She has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV rating and has been recognized as one of New Orleans’ Top Lawyers. She is a member of various national and local bar associations including, a former National Director with DRI, the New Orleans Bar Association, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, NAMWOLF (National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms), International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), American Bar Association (Diversity Leadership award) and the Defense Research Institute (Chair, Diversity Committee). Additionally, she is regularly involved with Volunteers of America community events and helps with her son’s nonprofit “My Brother’s Keeper Nola” and her daughter’s nonprofit girls’ leadership organization called “Girl Code NOLA.” She is a lecturer and publisher of various legal industry and diversity/inclusion articles.