Pamela S. Duffy: Lawyer with Wishart Norris, P. A.

Pamela S. Duffy

Pamela Duffy is a Member with Wishart Norris Henninger & Pittman and head of the Burlington Litigation Team. She is a business litigator and represents clients in complicated commercial litigation in federal and state courts at both trial and appellate levels. Pam has litigated a broad range of disputes across the State, such as disputes involving contracts, securities, unfair competition, covenants not to compete, employment matters, shareholder and partnership disputes, trusts, will caveats and other estate disputes, real property, construction, lender liability, insurance coverage, and government contracts.
Equity Member and Head of Burlington Litigation Section
Burlington,  NC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation with emphasis on Business Litigation
  • Will Caveats and Trusts and Estates Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Appellate Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: 336-584-3388
Fax: 336-584-3994
University Boston University, B.A., with distinction, 1988
Law SchoolMarshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, J.D., 1991
Admitted1991, North Carolina and U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina; 1992, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of North Carolina; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 2009, United States Supreme Court
Memberships North Carolina Bar Association; Alamance County Bar Association.
BornWeston, Connecticut, June 24, 1967

Member, Federal Bar Association, Middle District of North Carolina Chapter. 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 Lawyers. Born in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Resided in North Carolina since 1991.

Transactions 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 against corporation; Obtained arbitration award of $548,624.10 for contractor on multi-contract 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 has been twice assigned; Litigated numerous cases involving shareholder and member disputes in closely held companies; Represented various clients in connection with government contract disputes.

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Pamela S. Duffy

3120 South Church Street
BurlingtonNC 27216-1998


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