Growing up in Tallahassee, water-skiing in the Ochlockonee Bay, tubing down the Ichetucknee River, and fishing for red fish at St. Teresa Beach, Pamela Marsh developed a deep love for the woods and waters of North Florida. On June 25, 2010, Marsh became the 40th United States Attorney and the first woman to serve in the Northern District of Florida.
Marsh danced professionally after high school with Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle, and with a dance company now known as the Texas Ballet Theater. She then attended Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where she graduated magna cum laude in 1991 with a degree in International Studies. She continued her legal studies at the Georgetown Law Center, where she graduated cum laude in 1994, and served as managing editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.
After law school, Marsh clerked for the Honorable Jane R. Roth, who sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Following her clerkship, Marsh spent her first few years after law school in private practice in Tampa, Florida, before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, where she served approximately seven years as an AUSA.
Marsh returned to Tallahassee in 2006 with her husband, David, and son, Spencer, where she joined Akerman Senterfitt and practiced in the firm’s Appellate and White Collar Criminal practice groups.