Pamela Berman



Pamela Berman has devoted more than 30 years to the practice of commercial litigation both in Boston and across the East Coast. She focuses her practice on a broad range of business disputes, including real estate litigation, contract disputes, employment litigation, securities litigation, including the representation of broker-dealers, and defending clients in government investigations in the healthcare, financial and other industries.

Clients know Pam to be responsive, quick on her feet, and methodical, carefully planning each case from the outset and reacting quickly when circumstances require a change of strategy. An experienced trial lawyer, Pam thrives in the courtroom.

Driven by an interest in expanding her own horizons and taking on new challenges, Pam has developed a deep working knowledge of many industries and the technologies that serve them. Her case history includes clients in health and life sciences; the financial industry, including banking and securities; manufacturing; and real estate.

In addition to her work as a litigator, Pam is involved in several community and professional organizations. She is the vice president of the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, an Emeritus Board member of the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts, and a member of the Advisory Committee for Judicial Nominations to Boston Federal Court. 

Obtained directed verdict in jury trial of alleged fraud in connection with commercial sale of real estate. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Defended and obtained acquittal of Shearson Lehman Brothers in a money laundering case after a six-week jury trial. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Defended and after trial obtained a judgment in favor of company in a case involving claims of fraud in a public offering. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Drafted, argued, and obtained injunctive relief for many commercial clients in a wide variety of disputes, including non-competition, trade secret, brokerage and financial issues, trademark infringement, and dissipation of assets. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Enforcement of non-solicitation covenants for major brokerage house. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Managed and defended over 100 bad faith claims against insurance companies attaining favorable outcomes through aggressive litigation and persuasive negotiation. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Defended insurance company and obtained favorable result in major environmental coverage litigation involving more than 40 sites worldwide and more than 25 years of contested coverage. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Super Lawyers Pamela Berman
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2020-2024 editions) 
  • Named a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer,” Super Lawyers (2004-2023)
  • Named to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s High Pro Bono Honor Roll (2023)
  • “Lelia J. Robinson Award,” Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (2014)
  • “Circle of Excellence Award,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2013)
  • “Women of Justice Award,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2008)
  • Named to the “Top 50 Women Massachusetts Super Lawyers,” Super Lawyers (2008-2021)

  • Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, President
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • Cornell Law School, J.D.
  • Wells College, magna cum laude, distinction in the field of history/public policy, phi beta kappa, B.A.
Professional Associations
  • Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts, Emeritus Board
  • Advisory Committee for Judicial Nominations, Federal Court, Boston (2013-Present)
  • How To Tame The Beast: Managing Outside Litigation Counsel
    Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts, Webinar (November 10, 2022)
  • Testimony in Support of an Act Supporting Parents Running for Office
    Testimony on behalf of the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus as its President, Massachusetts Joint Committee on Elections (May 15, 2019)
  • Target Success
    Panel Discussion, Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts (May 20, 2014)
  • Video Leadership Seminars: Litigation Strategies for the Settlement & Negotiation of Non-Competition Employment Disputes
    Reed Logic Studios, Boston, Massachusetts (November 1, 2006)
October 25, 2021
Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) 2021 Gala
Pamela Berman - Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA)
Boston, MA
October 22, 2020
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