An experienced professional with a unique combination of legal, business, writing and marketing knowledge. A demonstrated ability to work in varied situations. Prior professional litigator and contract negotiation experience.
• Trial preparation * Blogger
• Client contact * Legal writing
• Client development * Small business owner
• Staff management * Discovery and motion preparation
Juris Doctorate, 2001
Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College Portland, Oregon
Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Communication Studies, 1989
California State University Sacramento, California
Attorney, Law Offices of Pamela Foley, PLLC
Gig Harbor, WA December 2009-August 2011
Family, PI and criminal law attorney. Divorce, child support, complex litigation, trial preparation, budget and staff management, marketing, business development. Managed a small law firm carrying over 75 cases, largely regarding family law matters. Managed budgets and marketing for firm and hired staff. Required detail orientation and ability to multi-task through several differing types of task assignments.
Attorney, Spencer Law Firm
Tacoma, Washington May 2008-November 2009
Intern, Spencer Law Firm
July 2007-May 2008
Chapter 7 bankruptcy, land use/real estate, contracts, estate planning, probate, personal injury, criminal and environmental law. General practice firm where responsibilities included client development, pleading preparation, discovery, motion practice. Creation of documents including complaints, interrogatories, trial briefs and written arguments. Participated in litigation preparation.
Website Content Writer, VM Marketing, 2011 - present
Articles include submissions for various legal blogs, press releases and marketing materials. Sources include various media outlets and are often published by Reuters.
Advertising, Marketing and Communications Experience
Promotions Coordinator, Program Manager, Event Planning
Promotion development including copy writing, brochure creation, media layout and design. Responsible for creation of marketing plan for small business.
Promotional Coordinator - Bently Nevada Corporation
Minden, Nevada 1991-1992
Responsible for planning and execution of corporate trade shows. Developed promotional pieces for giveaways to existing customers and at trade shows. Designed 15-month planning calendar that was distributed worldwide. Created advertising and wrote copy for several ads published in internal and commercial trade magazines.
Fundraising and Development Experience
Schoolsite Program Coordinator, American Heart Association
Denver, Colorado 1994-1997
Coordinated fundraising efforts for the AHA local public schools. Provided assistance to teachers in implementing educational programs. Developed tobacco education program. Responsible for program budget and management. Supervised one employee and ninety contract employees. Software application management for the Affiliate.
Income Development Coordinator, American Cancer Society
San Luis Obispo, California 1992-1993
Responsibilities included organization of special events. Developed event budgets and assisted the Executive Director with execution of the 1992 marketing plan. Volunteer recruitment, training and support.
District Executive - Boy Scouts of America
Sacramento, California 1989-1991
Primary objectives included fundraising, recruiting of volunteers and public speaking. Contact with volunteers, local businesses and community leaders on a daily basis. Edited Council newspaper. Was on a team that developed and wrote the text for the 1991 fundraising brochure. Organized several annual special events.
Task Force for Childhood Obesity Prevention, Gig Harbor, WA
Member of task force created by state legislators to develop statewide programs for the prevention of childhood obesity. Met with prominent citizens and helped to create early stages of community and school involvement in school lunch improvements.
American Heart Association, Heart on the Hill Representative 2011
Attended the annual lobbying and advocacy three-day event for the American Heart Association. Held meetings with Congress people, Senators and high level staff people in Washington, D.C. discussing the topic of childhood obesity.
Artondale Elementary PTA, Vice-President 2009-2010
Attended PTA meetings. Worked with Treasurer to create budget and forecast spending. Staffed volunteer positions, coordinated events and assisted with financial development of PTA.
American Heart Association Tacoma
2009 Acted a chairperson for the Logistics committee for the 2008 Heart Walk in Tacoma. More than 750 walkers attended with a net fundraising of $250,000.
American Heart Association Colorado/Wyoming
Staffed local health fairs, including 9health Fairs. Performed body fat analysis and interpreted results. Nutrition counseling. Staffed other fundraising and community health events as needed.
Animal Law Review, Lewis and Clark College of Law
Worked on the law review editing articles for publication in one of the first law reviews dedicated entirely to animal law in the United States.