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Contingent Fees only in medical malpractice, personal injury, and whistleblower cases
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Pamela B. Stuart, Attorney & Counsellor at Law
Established boutique solo practice that has solved problems and advised businesses and individuals in situation that required expertise in litigation, employment law, security clearances, investigations, white collar criminal defense, and trusts and estates. Engaged in sophisticated real estate transactions and litigation on behalf of corporate owners and individuals. Collaboratively represented US Senator Robert Packwood and a corporate CEO in investigations by the Senate Ethics Committee and Senate Finance Committee, respectively. Represented employee of Pharmaceutical trade association who was denied pension benefits in an ERISA case in federal court. Appeared frequently on television as a legal commentator for CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, CBS, NBC, and international networks.
Member of the Firm
Lobel, Novins & Lamont
Represented generic pharmaceutical companies and trade association in a federal criminal investigation conducted by the US Attorney for Maryland. Represented state governments in an escheat case litigated as an original jurisdiction matter before the US Supreme Court. see Delaware v. New York, 507 U.S. 490 (1993). Represented HBO, Inc. in its efforts to get a satellite signal theft case prosecuted in the Western District of Arkansas and assisted in preparation of the indictment and extradition papers to accomplish that objective. Represented clients in medical malpractice cases. Represented authors in disputes with publishers. Prepared wills and trusts.
Ross, Dixon & Masback
Represented insurance companies in coverage cases in director and officer liability insurance and fidelity bond cases. Assisted in the representation of Adnan Khashoggi in an extradition case involving US v. Marcos in the SDNY.
Office of International Affairs, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice
Represented foreign governments in specially-assigned international extradition cases in US federal courts. Advised US prosecutors on procedures and practice in extradition cases. Assisted in negotiating US- Venezuela extradition treaty. Represented Government of Argentina in the extradition of Jose Lopez Rega, formerly private secretary to Presidents Juan and Isobel Peron of Argentina. Represented the Government of Canada in the extradition of William Player, mastermind of the largest trust company fraud case in Canadian history. Represented the Governments of Brazil and Costa Rica in significant extradition cases. Testified as an expert on bank secrecy laws in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Received commendations by the Attorney General of Ontario, Canada, the US Attorney General, the US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and the Government of Brazil.
Assistant United States Attorney
US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia
Served in the Misdemeanor, Special Proceedings, Appellate, Felony Trial, and District Court Trial-Grand Jury sections. Tried 50 jury trials to verdict and briefed and argued numerous appeals before the local and federal courts of appeal. Established District of Columbia precedent in murder-while-armed-with a car, see Powell v. US, 485 A.2d 596 (DC 1984). Established DC precedent that a court has no discretion to release a defendant acquitted of a criminal offense by reason of insanity but must commit the defendant to a mental hospital for evaluation. see, United States v. Mendelsohn, 443 A.2d 1311 (DC 1982). Received Special Achievement Award, a citations by the US Attorney General for work in US v. Wright and Moss, an internationally publicized kidnapping case, and citations by the Brigadier General of the Air Force CID for work in US v. Melendez.
Trial Attorney and Deputy Assistant Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection
US Federal Trade Commission
Led trade regulation rule proceeding in manufactured housing. Co-authored staff report praised for warranty law analysis. Litigated against land sales companies that fraudulently marketed lots for retirement homesites in Florida and Arizona. Supervised Marketing Practices staff and assisted in preparing budgets. Received Chairman's award for meritorious service.