Pamela St. John Lynde, a native of Richmond, Virginia, is an AV-rated attorney licensed to practice law in Florida and Georgia. She is also a Florida certified circuit court mediator and arbitrator.
Pamela attended Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (Lynchburg, VA) , graduating in 1981 (B.A. cum laude). She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. After working in Washington, DC for a United States senator for several years, she then attended the Marshall-Wythe School of Law of the College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA) where she graduated in the top third of her class. During law school, she was a member of the Law Review. Also during law school, Pamela clerked with a firm in Jacksonville (Freeman, Richardson, Watson & Kelly) and one in Richmond, VA (Hunton and Williams).
After graduating from law school, Pamela moved to Jacksonville, joining Freeman, Richardson, Watson and Kelly (which became Allen, Brinton & Simmons); then worked with Webb & O’Quinn. She moved to Georgia, obtained her Georgia bar license, and practiced in Thomasville. She then moved back to Jacksonville in 2000 and has lived there ever since. Before joining Schutt, Schmidt & Noey, she worked for Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman and Goggin for thirteen years, where she was special counsel.
Pamela has practiced law over 25 years, concentrating in civil litigation. She has tried over 30 jury and non-jury cases through verdict and/or final judgment. She has extensive experience in ligation involving automobile and trucking accidents, premises liability (slip and fall, criminal assault), Dram Shop claims, wrongful death, nursing homes, day care, products liability, professional malpractice (including lawyers, accountants and physicians), construction defect, estate and will disputes, insurance coverage, class action claims, and Fair Debt Collection matters in state and federal court. Pamela has also handled a number of appeals in Florida, writing the briefs and motions and handling oral argument, on matters she has tried, as well as for matters for which she was not trial counsel.
Pamela has lectured on civil procedure and discovery, and is the author of multiple articles for lawyers and claims handlers on various topics, including liquor liability, changes in mediation rules and strategy, and other matters.
Pamela is a member of the Florida and Georgia bar, as well as the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida (federal courts) and the Georgia Court of Appeals. She is member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, the Jacksonville Defense Lawyers Association and the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association. She has served on the boards of several charitable organizations over the years.