Pamela B. Bankert


Pamela Bankert has been a part of Lawson & Weitzen since she first joined as a law clerk in 1987, becoming an Associate and then a Partner and a principal owner of the Firm’s Cape Cod practice, Lawson, Weitzen & Bankert. Throughout her tenure with the Firm, Pam has garnered an impeccable reputation for her tenacious, thoughtful and effective legal representation of her clients. While she has handled a variety of matters including both institutional and individual clients in both civil and criminal matters, her principal focus is in family law and probate matters. In her Cape Cod based practice, Pamela handles various probate matters, divorces, guardianships and conservatorships, numerous children's issues including adoption, domestic violence, estate and trust litigation, real estate, business and commercial law, sexual harassment and discrimination, municipal law, and many other areas.

As Pam says, “Experience is the teacher of many skills, including wisdom.” She attributes much of her own trial skills to the many lawyers, adversaries, and colleagues she has worked with throughout her career. Pam is responsive to her clients' needs and every client benefits greatly from her wealth of knowledge and years of experience. As an active member in the community, including by volunteering with various projects and within the Probate Court system, Pam is attuned to the many related community issues that intersect with her practice.

Pam has received many annual awards as a Pro Bono Publico serving the Probate and Family Court in Massachusetts.

Practice Areas

Estate & Probate

Family Law

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Foundation, Life Fellow

Barnstable County Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

Massachusetts Association of Guardians Ad Litem

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council

Awards & Recognition

Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Family Law

American Bar Association/YLD 1996 Child Advocacy Award

Lawyers of Distinction, 2019

Super Lawyer 2004, 2006-2021

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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law, JD, 1987
Ramapo College, BS, summa cum laude, 1984

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts (state and federal)

New York

Cape Office: 508-255-3600