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Biography of Pamela Dement-Carpenter, Esq
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- Pamela Dement-Carpenter is an experienced and successful litigation and trial attorney, having practiced law for over 19 years.
- Peer nominated and featured as a Leading Lawyer of 2009 in Family Law, by the Annapolis Magazine “What’s Up”.
- Practice is devoted to handling domestic and family law cases, domestic violence matters, juvenile matters, criminal cases, civil, family law, DUI’s, minor driving offenses, general litigation and appeals in the Court of Special Appeals and Court of Appeals.
- Trained mediator on the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court court panel of approved mediators for family law; she also mediates general civil matters and worker’s compensation cases.
- Appointed by the Courts as a Best Interest Attorney, and Guardian and Privilege Attorney representing minor children in custody disputes.
- Legal contributor for Isingleparent.com.
- Regularly conducts Legal Aspects of Divorce and Separation family law seminars for the YWCA of Anne Arundel County, in Arnold, Maryland.
- Member of the historical trial group and Cawood Inns of Court of Annapolis, Maryland, a member of the Anne Arundel Bar Association and Family Law Division and a member of the Family Law Division of the American Bar Association.
- Assistant State’s Attorney in Prince George’s County from 1993-1996, where she was appointed Assistant Division Chief of the District Court Division. In the District Court, she handled serious DWI cases, fraud, and all misdemeanor criminal cases. She eventually worked her way up to the Felony Sexual Assault Unit, handling serious child abuse and serious sexual assault cases, including first degree rape. While in the Juvenile Division, she was assigned the most serious sexual assault cases, and prosecuted all types of cases, including attempted murder, robbery with a weapon, 1st degree rape, and hate crimes.
- Practiced law in California, representing public safety officers and municipalities, in civil rights matters, contract matters, labor issues, grievances proceedings, bankruptcy cases, and general employment related litigation, biggest FLSA law suit in history of country.
- Represented local municipalities and insurers in Northern California in worker’s compensation and employment related matters at AV Rated HS Law Group in San Jose.
- Associate at Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, where she handled medically complex jury trials, appeals and litigation involving worker’s compensation matters, serious criminal offenses, juvenile matters, and employment litigation, in Circuit Courts throughout the State of Maryland, in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and before the Maryland Worker’s Compensation Commission.
- B.A. in Political Science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 1987.
- J.D. from the Washington College of Law, the American University, 1992.
- At St. Mary’s College of Maryland, she was nominated by the Faculty to receive an Award of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges in 1986; studied medieval politics abroad at Oxford, Keble College in England, in 1986.
- Researched successful federal legislation and assisted editing case law books as a Dean’s Fellow at the American University in 1991.
- Prior to attending law school, Ms. Dement-Carpenter was employed as an Assistant on the Special Committee on Investigations under the Select Committee on American Indian Affairs in the United State’s Senate, under Senator Daschle, Senator McCain and Senator Inouye. She also briefly represented embassies and large shipping magnates in international shipping in Washington, D.C.