A lifelong resident of Harper Woods, Pamela currently lives on Newcastle Road in Harper Woods. After receiving her Diploma from Harper Woods High in 2002, she continued her education at the University of Michigan, where she graduated with High Distinction Honors. In 2007, Pamela began working on her Masters Degree in Secondary Education; also at the University of Michigan.
In 2011, Pamela received her Juris Doctor from The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Magna Cum Laude; graduating in the top 5% of my class. While in school, she interned as a judicial law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Patrick Duggan and worked in the Banking and Real Estate Practice Group at Bodman, PLC.
Pamela passed the Michigan Bar Exam in October 2011 and shortly thereafter, started her own business: The Law Office of Pamela M. Sossi, PLLC. Her practice focuses on civil litigation, including civil rights and business litigation. She also practices criminal defense and serve as a Public Defender throughout Wayne County. Recently, both the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys and the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys named Pamela a “Top 10 Under 40” Attorney. She has also been listed as one of the 10 Best Female Attorneys by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys as well as by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. 2016 also saw Pamela named a “Michigan Rising Star” by Super Lawyers.
Pamela is an active member of the legal community, and is a member of the American Bar Association; the Federal Bar Association; the State Bar of Michigan; the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan; and the Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association. She also has served as a Barrister in the American Inns of Court program with the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.
Pamela also supports a variety of causes within the community and is a member of the Michigan Democratic Party; the 14th Congressional District Democrats 100 Club; the National Association of Professional Women (awarded the 2012/2013 Woman of the Year award); the Sierra Club; the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce; the League of Women Voters; and the Grosse Pointe Democrats.