In the pursuit of an illustrious career as a lawyer, Pamela Binnings Ewen-Lott earned a Bachelor of Arts at Tulane University in 1977 and a JD from the University of Houston, cum laude, in 1979. Well on her way to achieving her dreams, she furthered her standing in the field by becoming admitted to practice in Texas in 1979 and before the 5th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas in 1981.
Ms. Ewen-Lott began her legal journey as a law clerk for the firm Harris, Cook, Browning and Barker in Corpus Christi, Texas, from 1977 to 1979. After leaving to spend a year as an associate for Kleberg, Dyer, Redford and Well, she advanced to become an attorney in the law department of Gulf Oil Corp in Houston. That year, Ms. Ewen-Lott also joined the international law firm, Baker Botts, L.L.P., as an associate, and she was promoted to partner four years later. She left Gulf Oil upon receiving her new title, and focused entirely on her work with Baker Botts. She remained with them until her retirement in 2004, and was proud to be only the fifth female partner in the firm since it was founded in 1858.
After retiring from legal work, Ms. Ewen-Lott decided to focus on her passion for writing, and it’s definitely paid off. Since then, she has authored the likes of “Faith on Trial,” which weaves together her interests in law and religion, “Walk Back the Cat,” “Secret of the Shroud,” and “The Moon in the Mango,” for which she earned the Eudora Welty Memorial Award. Further, she won the 2012 Single Titles Reviewer Choice Award for “Dancing on Glass,” and penned, “An Accidental Life,” which is and intense courtroom drama. Her most recently published book is titled, “The Queen of Paris,” a fictional story of Coco Chanel’s life as a spy for German intelligence.
To ensure that she remained connected with her peers, Ms. Ewen-Lott maintained affiliation with a number of both legal and literary societies. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Women Rainmakers Association, and the Tennessee Williams Festival in New Orleans. Other organizations include the American Petroleum Institute, the National League of American PEN Women, the Order of the Barons, and the New Orleans Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society. She founded the North Shore Literary Society in St. Tammany’s Parish in Louisiana.
As a testament to her outstanding achievements, Ms. Ewen-Lott received the Literary Artist of the Year Award from St. Tammany Parish, and was named a Louisiana Legislative Scholar in New Orleans. Additionally, she was featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women.