Hamilton Attorney Finds Niche in Railroad Work

Chattanooga attorney Pamela O’Dwyer knew since the age of five that she wanted to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a lawyer. She attended the University of Tennessee College of Law and was sworn in to the Supreme Court of Tennessee at the age of 21. In a bid to find an area of law on which her mother hadn’t already made her mark, O’Dwyer turned to railroad work when a case fell into her lap regarding a family who wanted lights and gates put up at a crossing in order to save lives. The owner of the private crossing refused, so O’Dwyer argued the case to the Supreme Court. Read more of the story in the Hamilton County Herald.