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Miller Canfield lawyer Pamela Enslen one of eight observers at Khalid Sheik Muhammad trial proceedings at Guantanamo Bay

Miller Canfield principal Pamela C. Enslen, resident director of the Kalamazoo, Mich. office, was one of only eight “non-governmental organization” observers who were allowed to attend the closed trial proceedings for Khalid Sheik Muhammad, the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and four others accused of being involved with planning the attacks. The proceedings were held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, earlier this year.

Enslen attended the trials on behalf of the American Bar Association. The ABA was one of eight non-governmental organizations allowed to attend the hearings for transparency purposes. Among the other groups were Amnesty International, Judicial Watch and Human Rights Watch. Enslen is on the ABA’s Board of Governors and once served as a Federal Public Defender with the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Michigan. She hopes to return to Guantanamo Bay as the trial proceedings for accused terrorists continue.

Enslen is a member of Miller Canfield’s Litigation and Trial Group. She originally joined the firm in 1985. In 2001, she left to be a public defender in federal courts before returning to Miller Canfield in 2003. She now represents companies and executives in various commercial disputes, including employment cases and white collar criminal defense.

She is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School and earned both her B.M. and M.M. from the University of Michigan. She resides in Kalamazoo with her husband, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Enslen, and their son, Gennady.


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