Warner Norcross + Judd Partner Pamela C. Enslen has been recognized as the YWCA of Kalamazoo’s 2019 Lifetime Woman of Achievement.
The award, which will be presented on May 9 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo, recognizes Enslen as a leader and role model who has enduring contributions to the betterment and well-being of the community.
Her nomination read in part: “For decades, Pam has dedicated herself to serve and better the lives of underserved and minority populations. Throughout Pam’s over 35-year involvement in the American Bar Association, she engaged in leadership positions in numerous committees and councils, including the Center for Human Rights Advisory Council, Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, and Committee on Judicial Independence.”
Enslen currently serves as chair of Warner’s Higher Education Practice Group and has extensive experience in business, employment and commercial litigation. Additionally, she has served as chair of the Dispute Resolution Advisory Committee of the U. S. District Court of the Western District of Michigan and on the editorial board of the Journal of College and University Law
of the National Association of College and University Attorneys.
Enslen is a Fellow of the Michigan Bar Foundation, a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. She has held numerous leadership positions with the ABA and the ABA Executive Committee of the Board of Governors. She served as the ABA’s official observer during portions of the of 9/11 terrorist trial proceedings in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Enslen has received many honors throughout her career, including recognition by the State Bar of Michigan for her work in dispute resolution, as one of the Women Leaders in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
and as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan by The Grand Rapids Business Journal.
She has been honored by Best Lawyers in American
since 2008, earning recognition as Kalamazoo Employment Law-Management Lawyer of the year in 2015. She has also been featured as a Michigan Super Lawyer,
including five years in the Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers.
Enslen is a passionate supporter of the arts community in Kalamazoo, serving on the boards of directors for the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Stulberg International String Competition and Western Michigan University Theater Guild. She served in a variety of leadership roles with the Michigan Women’s Foundation, most recently as chair. She is a graduate of Inforum’s Executive Leadership Program and has volunteered for other organizations focused on healthcare, education and the community.
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