I graduated from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law with a desire to practice criminal law. But the passage of time and the responsibility of raising 4 children changed my mind and focus for a while.
I taught Social Studies and American History to enthusiastic middle school students, who made me appreciate the joys and experience the pains of teaching in an inner city public school system. After I left secondary education, I decided to teach adults. I taught Business Law, Procurement, Civil and Criminal Procedures and other law-related courses at Strayer University for over 9 years.
My adult education teaching career also included time at Remington College in the Criminal Justice Department. Constitutional Law was a favorite class of mine to teach. But Evidence Processing class was a close second since we actually worked in the lab to understand how to locate and preserve evidence. I also taught English and legal courses for Axia College of the University of Phoenix for over 5 years.
The Law Offices of Pamela Williams Kelly is my “baby.” I concentrate my practice in the areas of immigration, entertainment/fashion law and divorce. While those areas may seem a strange connection, there are interconnections between them all.
My client list includes new entrepreneurs, chefs, visual artists, musicians, filmmakers, authors and fashion designers. I help creative types protect their works through traditional legal channels such as copyright law, and I help them develop multiple alternative revenue streams. I also counsel clients about establishing a business model that will help to build, promote and protect their brand in the United States and beyond our borders. And there are times when the family does not survive in the creative space, which leads to counsel in the areas of divorce.
My interest in the entertainment area stems from over 10 years in music and related industries. I earned my license as a FCC radio announcer while working as a college DJ with the on-air name of Vanity (my salute to Purple Rain and one of my favorite male performers, Prince). I worked for two radio stations and held the position of promotions director before I decided to attend law school. I also have a background in public relations and special events planning.
While I am licensed to practice law in Tennessee, I am also an accredited attorney for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which enables me to help veterans file for disability benefits. I am an active member of the American Bar, Tennessee Bar and Memphis Bar Associations.
Whew…that’s enough about me! Let’s get blogging, and I hope that you enjoy the information shared on this site.