Pamela Pantages

Pamela Pantages


Pamela Pantages

Partner Contact Info:

Phone: (216) 694-5205

Case Manager Contact Information:

Denise Nyegran
Phone: (216) 694-5241

Registered Nurse Paralegal Contact Information:

Nancy Sustar, RN, BSN
Phone: (216) 694-5259

Pamela Pantages


Pamela Pantages has more than 31 years of experience as a trial attorney. Having earned a master’s degree in speech pathology/audiology, she successfully pursued a medical career before going to law school. Her current law practice includes all areas of medical negligence, but with particular expertise in obstetric and pediatric malpractice.

Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Pamela is also an invited member of the distinguished Melvin M. Belli Society, the International Society of Barristers (ISOB), and the International Association of Trial Lawyers (IATL). Pamela has been recognized by her peers as an Ohio Super Lawyer from 2009-2011 and 2013-Present. She is rated AV® Preeminent™, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, and Avvo rated 10/10 (Superb). Pamela is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which recognizes lawyers with settlements and verdicts whose individual amounts exceed $1,000,000.00.

A sought-after speaker on birth injury litigation for the American Association for Justice at the national level and for the Ohio Association for Justice, the Montana Trial Lawyers Association, the North Dakota Association for Justice, and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, among other organizations, Pamela has also published on the topic, including chapters in Legal Concepts & Best Practices in Obstetrics, Warsof SL, ed., Wolter Kluwer, Philadelphia 2019, and article co-authored with Leslie Iffy, M.D. titled Erb’s Palsy After Delivery by Cesarean Section in Medicine and Law, 2005 Dec; 24(4):655-61.

Throughout her career, she has advocated for children and their families in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Illinois, Virginia, Delaware, Alabama, Montana, Tennessee and Georgia.


Online Profiles


  • “Pamela Pantages is nationally recognized birth injury lawyer; I am so pleased with the way she cared and worked hard on our case. She is professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her. Thank you, Pamela, for everything you have done for us.”

    Former Birth Injury Client

  • “Pamela Pantages is a good, kind, patient, professional and very knowledgeable lawyer. She settled my case with diligence, I am satisfied with her service. I highly recommend her.”

    Former Client


Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1990
  • S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1996
  • S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1997


  • Kent State University, B.S., 1977
  • Kent State University, M.A., 1978
  • University of Akron School of Law, J.D., 1990

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • International Society of Barristers
  • Melvin M. Belli Society
  • Ohio Super Lawyers Inclusion (2009 – 2011, 2013 – Present)
  • 2017 AV® Preeminent™, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Rated Avvo 10/10 (Superb)
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Best Lawyers® Inclusion (2017 – Present)
  • Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Member of The Melvin M. Belli Society
  • Member of the International Society of Barristers (ISOB)
  • Member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers


  • OWBA Mentoring Program Meetings/Speaker Schedule – Guest Speaker
  • AAJ Annual Convention – How to Handle Improper Deposition Etiquette – Boston, MA (July 2017)
  • North Dakota Trial Lawyers Seminar – Friendly Lay Witness Depositions: Goal-setting, Preparation & Content
  • North Dakota Trial Lawyers Seminar – Not-So Friendly Lay Witness Depositions: Risks/Benefits, Preparation & Content
  • North Dakota Trial Lawyers Seminar – How to Handle Improper Deposition Etiquette
  • 360 Advocacy – Trial Skills from the Woman’s Perspective



  • NP Blog: Electronic Fetal Monitoring & Fetal Distress (May 2017)
  • NP Blog: Instrument Assisted Deliveries (May 2017)
  • NP Blog: Uterine Rupture (May 2017)
  • NP Blog: Placental Abruption (May 2017)
  • A son suffered birth injuries due to an obstetrician’s medical malpractice and sustained permanent nerve damage as a result. Jury verdict $2,750,000.
  • Doctor managing labor on a woman elected vacuum assist and neglected to notice shoulder dystocia, causing a brachial plexus birth injury. Case settled for $2,300,000.
  • A woman was in labor, and the resident attempted expedited vacuum extraction during delivery which caused severe shoulder dystocia. Case settled for $1,900,000.

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