Lexington, VA • Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. has announced the appointment of Pamela J. White '77L, former member of the Board of Trustees, as a Circuit Court Judge in Baltimore City. White, who was appointed to fill the seat of a retiring judge, will serve until November 2008, when she will stand for election to a 15-year term.
Ms. White graduated from the Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1977 and has a distinguished record of public service in Maryland and for the University. In addition to serving on the boards of such organizations as the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland and the Baltimore City Historical Society, Ms. White served as the first alumna president of the Law Council from 1991 to 1992 and then as the first alumna member of the Board of Trustees from 1995 to 2004. In 1994, she was awarded the inaugural Distinguished Alumna Award by the University.
Currently, Ms. White is Principal and chairs the Employment Law Group in the Baltimore firm of Ober, Kaler, Grimes and Shriver. Her practice involves civil and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on the defense of employers and pursuit of claims of executives in matters of wrongful discharge, express and implied contracts, unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment, fiduciary duties, restrictive covenants, disputed compensation, business torts, and investigations of executive misconduct. White is a past president of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Women's Bar Association of Maryland.
Ms. White will join fellow alumnus John Miller on the Baltimore Circuit Court. Miller, who graduated from the School of Law in 1973, has served on the Circuit Court since 2001, having previously served as a judge for the District Court of Maryland, Baltimore City.