Criminal Defense Lawyer
Board Certified by Texas Board of Legal Specialization
To become Board Certified, a lawyer must have extensive trial and appellate experience. Once a lawyer accumulates the required experience then the lawyer must receive recommendations from judges and other lawyers. Upon submission of these qualifications to the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) the application is reviewed. If the lawyer meets the objective experience qualifications then the Board allows the attorney to sit for the specialization exam. The Specialization Exam is often said to be harder than the Bar Exam. So, you can see, Board Certification Matters. This sets Pamela Boggess apart from most other Fort Worth criminal attorneys.
Texas Tech University School of Law | Doctorate of Jurisprudence | 2009
Pam earned her law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. While in law school, she interned for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District, the Innocence Project, and the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association. She tutored for the Lubbock Independent School District and served as an alumni advisor for the Texas Tech University Delta Gamma Chapter. She was a member of the Longhorn Bar Association, Women’s Caucus, and the treasurer for the Student Bar Association.
The University of Texas at Austin | Bachelor of Arts in Government and Philosophy | 2006
Pam graduated with dual degrees in 2006. She also earned a Business Foundations Certificate from the McCombs School of Business, with Distinction, in 2005. She was an active member of Delta Gamma sorority. While in undergraduate school, she worked at Bank of America; the Texas Legislature; and Texas Exes, the Alumni Association for The University of Texas.
Magistrate | Tarrant County | 2021
Assistant Criminal District Attorney | Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office | 2009-2021
- Chief Felony Prosecutor, Felony Division
- Chief Felony Prosecutor, Misdemeanor Division
- Assistant Chief Prosecutor, Gang Unit
- Training Chair, Continuing Legal Education, 2019
For over a decade, Pam evaluated, filed, and tried the gamut of criminal cases. She was assigned to the Gang Unit, Family Violence Unit, misdemeanor and felony trial teams. She taught at annual conferences for local, state, national, and international police officers. She tried over a hundred criminal cases including capital murder, aggravated robbery, domestic violence assaults, and sexual assault of children and adults. Pam and James met at the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office and began trying cases together around 2010.
Stace Williams Law Firm | 2009
Pam began working for the firm in 2009, waiting on the February bar exam results and graduation day. In late May, Pam graduated and became a licensed attorney. She worked for the firm throughout the summer until a spot opened at the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office.
Pam is a member of the following professional organizations:
State Bar of Texas
Texas Bar Foundation
Tarrant County Bar Association
Tarrant County Bar Foundation
The Federalist Society
In addition to her professional affiliations, Pam is also an active board member and volunteer with Junior League of Fort Worth and her local Parent Teacher Association.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Pam has been recognized by the following:
2022 Super Lawyer, Fort Worth Magazine
2018 Prosecutor of the Year – Texas Gang Investigators Association; Honored by the United States Department of Justice
2018 Outstanding Prosecution – International Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigator’s Association (IOMGIA)
International Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigators Association Annual Conference – March 2021
Texas Department of Public Safety – December 2019
International Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigators Association Annual Conference – September 2019
Texas District and County Attorney’s Association, New Prosecutor School Advisor – January 2019
United States Department of Justice, Project Safe Neighborhood – 2016–2019
Criminal District Attorney Citizen Prosecutor Academy – 2018, 2019
Criminal District Attorney’s Office – November 2018
International Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigators Association Annual Conference – September 2018
North Texas Violent Gang Task Force – November 2017