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Pamela E. Palmer


Suite 800
229 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303

404-582-8401 - Direct
404-659-6700 - Main


Pamela has extensive experience providing zealous representation to employers in litigation and agency matters. She also advises and counsels a range of clients (including, companies, small businesses, and government entities) on topics such as resolving workplace issues and developing a constructive and profitable work environment. In addition, she provides training to her clients to help prevent workplace disputes and compliance issues. Pamela is passionate about making every workplace a positive one.

Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Pamela grew up with a dual love of art & science. After majoring in Political Science and minoring in English and Music at Rhodes College, she initially considered a career in psychology, but an internship with a Tennessee congressman helped her realize that she could merge her desire to help others with her passion to impact change in a different way – by attending law school.

After graduating from William & Mary Law School, Pamela began her legal career as an attorney for employees, litigating cases that touched on almost all aspects of employment discrimination, including sex discrimination, race discrimination, multi-plaintiff complaints, sexual harassment, and more. From there, she continued her career at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as a Trial Attorney in the Atlanta District Office, where she served as first chair in multiple litigation matters on behalf of the agency and managed investigative files for over 100 charges for the purpose of recommending the initiation of litigation.  

Today, Pamela applies these prior experiences to her current practice at Elarbee Thompson, helping her to uniquely strategize and better advise private and government entities in all types of employment-related matters.

When not practicing law, Pamela spends a significant amount of time volunteering in the Atlanta community, with a special interest in serving youth. She enjoys running, outdoor yoga, playing the piano, and spending time with family and friends.


J.D., William and Mary Law School, 2013
B.A., Rhodes College, 2010


Employment Law
Labor Relations
Wage & Hour
Benefits Litigation


Atlanta Bar Association
Gate City Bar Association
Georgia Association for Black Women Attorneys
National Employment Law Council
State Bar of Georgia
LEAD Atlanta, Class of 2020


  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Black Lawyers
  • "On the Rise" Attorneys: 40 Under 40, The Daily Report
  • Fellow, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (William & Mary Post-Graduate Program)
  • Fellow, American Federation of Government Employees (Peggy Browning Program)
  • 3L Practice Clerk, Judge Lawrence R. Leonard, Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Staff Editor, William & Mary Law School Bill of Rights Journal




Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia
The Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Representative Matters

Pamela regularly represents employers in lawsuits and before government agencies in employment law claims.

Legal Assistant / Paralegal:


Bradley Speir