Pam Warnock Blair
Firm: McNabb, Bragorgos & Burgess, PLLC
Address: 81 Monroe Avenue, Sixth Floor
Memphis, TN 38103
University: University of Memphis, B.A., 1980, University of Memphis School of Law, J.D., 1983
Admitted: 1983, Tennessee; 1985, U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee; 1986, U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit; 2014, Arkansas; 2008, U.S. District Court Eastern of Tennessee; 2010, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas; 1986, U.S
Biography: Pam Warnock Blair* is an equity member of McNabb, Bragorgos &Burgess PLLC. She has a diverse state and federal court litigation practice including commercial litigation, tort claims, probate court disputes, and family law matters. She also maintains an insurance defense practice representing insured parties in premises liability, medical malpractice, construction negligence, wrongful death, and other issues. She has also represented plaintiffs and defendants in employment litigation and defendants in multi-district litigation. Pam has presented to lawyers, insurance adjusters, and law students on topics such as appellate advocacy, effective management of insurance defense files, premises liability, alternative dispute resolution techniques in family law, and the concept of lawyers as peacemakers. Pam serves on the fee dispute committee of the Memphis Bar Association. Pam is an adjunct professor at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law teaching the fundamentals of legal writing and reasoning as well as oral argument to first year students. She has been an active member of the Los Locos Triathlon team since 1997 and regularly participates in triathlon and multisport events in the southeast. Alternative Dispute Resolution:Pam Blair is listed by the Tennessee Supreme Court as both a family law and civil mediator and is a member of the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators.Pam customizes family mediation services to the budget and goals of her clients. In every case, her goal is to minimize drama and save expense for the divorcing couple. The most common mediations occur when the Husband and Wife each have counsel and a mediator leads them toward an agreed settlement. Mediation keeps the divorcing couple in control of the outcome. When children are involved, mediated divorce agreements can be the start of the compromise necessary for future co-parenting between parties who otherwise might not get along.Pam Blair will assist divorcing couples in an even simpler and less expensive path to divorce. As a mediator, Pam Blair will meet with just the divorcing couple and assist them toward settlement, not as a lawyer for either party, rather as a mediator. As a neutral leader, she will insure the parties equally understand the procedure of the path to the divorce. The goal of the process is to reach a workable mediation agreement which the parties can take to the counsel of their choice for the final steps. Because of the good work done with Pam Blair, there is much less work for counsel to do. Ideally, this results in less cost and turmoil to the couple. If you wish to simplify your divorce or other family dispute, to determine if you are a good candidate for this process.Family Law:In an contentious probate court trial between family members, Pam Blair’s client, an administrator of an estate, recaptured greater than one million dollars to the estate when the Court found that a family member had exerted undue influence on the deceased family member.Pam Blair has participated in divorce settlements using alternative approaches including collaborative law and mediation without mediators. She believes in early settlement of as many issues in dispute as possible to keep costs and contention down. This approach narrows the issues if a trial is necessary.In a recent divorce trial, Pam Warnock Blair sought enforcement of a signed mediation agreement after the opposing spouse repudiated the agreement on grounds of duress. In the same trial, the Court ordered the parenting schedule preferred by her client as opposed to the parenting schedule preferred by the opposing spouse.