Judge Pamela McLean Meyerson has been assigned to the Chancery Division for most of her seven years on the bench. After a month in traffic court, she was tapped to work in the foreclosure section of the Chancery Division. There, she combined attention to the details of mortgage documents with the patience and ability to explain the proceedings to litigants who did not have lawyers.
Since December of 2016, Judge Meyerson has been assigned to the General Chancery section. She decides a variety of civil cases, ranging from property line disputes between neighbors to million-member class actions. She frequently hears emergency motions such as requests for temporary restraining orders. She also handles administrative review cases, reviewing decisions of state agencies and municipalities. She drafts many written opinions explaining the basis for her decisions.
Judge Meyerson’s legal education and thirty years of practice prepared her well for this role. She graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1983 and practiced commercial litigation at two medium-sized firms before opening her own law practice in 1989. As a solo practitioner for over 20 years, she combined courtroom work with community service and advising small businesses.