Pamela Sumners is Executive Director at NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri. She is an attorney who has served as the Director of Gay and Lesbian Rights/AIDS and Civil Liberties Projects for the ACLU of Illinois. Prior to that, she had a private law practice in Birmingham, Alabama where she focused on constitutional and employment litigation. Among her many high-profile cases were a challenge to state court judge Roy Moore's posting of the Ten Commandments behind the judicial bench, a suit challenging Alabama's fourth statute allowing school-sponsored prayer in classrooms, and a suit to protect the religious liberty of the only four Jewish students in a rural school system. Sumners' constitutional law practice has included several Supreme Court cases.
Sumners graduated from Stephens College and earned an M.A. in political science from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. She served on the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review and graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law.