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May 09, 2013
AG selects Pam Anderson as new torts division chief

OLYMPIA-- Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced he has selected Senior Counsel Pam Anderson as the new Torts Division Chief.

"Pam’s background and expertise make her an excellent fit for this position," said Attorney General Bob Ferguson.  "She is highly respected within the Attorney General’s Office and throughout state government. Pam is a leader who is committed to public service, inspires dedication by example, and values diversity and collaboration in the workplace. Moreover, she has an excellent understanding of torts litigation and has substantial trial and appellate experience."

Anderson joined the Attorney General’s Office in 1998 as an assistant attorney general in the SHO Division, and served as chief of the Mental Health Section. She moved to the Agriculture and Health Division in 2004, serving as a section chief and providing client advice and litigation support to the professional licensing programs within the Department of Health, the Health Care Authority, and various independent health care boards and commissions.

In 2007, Anderson transferred to the Torts Division and served as team leader for the DSHS Team. In 2009, she became section chief and served in that role until 2010 when she left the AGO for a brief period of time to serve as the Assistant General Counsel for the Tacoma School District. She returned to the AGO in 2011, as a section chief in the Agriculture and Health Division.

Anderson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology cum laude from the University of Georgia, and her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Georgia Law School, where she served as articles editor of the Law Review and was selected to the Order of the Coif.

"Pam has successfully fostered strong, productive relationships with her colleagues, client agencies, opposing counsel and external stakeholders," Ferguson said. "I am confident she will be an effective leader for the Torts Division."

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Contact: Janelle Guthrie, APR, Communications Director, 360-586-0725

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