Pam Rea is an experienced litigator with more than 25 years of jury trial experience in state and federal district courts in Texas.
Her diverse practice areas include personal injury defense, general torts, premises liability, product liability, negligence claims, complex commercial litigation, labor and employment disputes, mass tort docket management, first-party insurance claims, arbitration, mediation, and administrative law proceedings.
Pam centers her client’s representation around the principle that they are entitled to value and to receive the communication they need to make informed choices about the goals of litigation.
She knows litigation can be demanding on her clients and she excels at guiding them through every stage of litigation, insuring they feel confident and prepared for appearances and testimony.
Successfully obtained a full defense jury verdict in a civil rights case brought in federal court under §1983 in which plaintiff sought $30,000,000.00 for wrongful conviction in which plaintiff had served 15 years in the penitentiary. Although upon writ, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals had previously ruled that plaintiff’s constitutional rights had been violated, the jury agreed with Pam and found that Harris County was not liable.
Successfully defended precious metals plating company in a non-competition action in which Plaintiff sought $1.5M. During trial, I successfully prevented expert testimony of future damages and limited testimony on past damages, using procedural and substantive bases for exclusion of evidence. While liability was clear, jury awarded Plaintiff less than $14,000 – a judgment of less than 1% of Plaintiff’s demand and purported loss. Plaintiff appealed the verdict, challenging the ruling excluding evidence, and prevailed for client in the appeal.
In a multi-vehicle accident in which truck leasing company and driver were sued for $1.7M in actual damages and even more in exemplary damages, and in which liability was clear, I challenged expert testimony of medical, life care plan, and occupational economist experts to convince jury to award less than $17,000 for both plaintiffs, representing a judgment of less than 1% of the damages sought.
Obtained a full defense verdict for employer in trial in which former executive sought over $1M monetary damages on claim for breach of employment agreement.
Successfully represented emergency room physicians’ staffing company by negotiating a walk-away resolution between client & hospital system, averting costly, risky litigation against client under a multi-million dollar contract.
Publications & Speaking Engagements
Education, Admissions & Activities
South Texas College of Law, Houston
Dean’s Award: Outstanding Advocate
Order of Barristers
American Jurisprudence Awards: 1993-1994
Two National Moot Court Championships: Information Technology & Privacy Law, Chicago, IL, National Criminal Procedure, San Diego, CA.
Co-founder and Author: Justice Thomas Tang Nat’l Moot Court Competition; 1994
Published brief; The John Marshall Journal of Infor. Tech. & Privacy Law, Vol. 13, Issue 3 (Spring 1995)
University of St. Thomas, Houston
United States District Court of Texas
Southern, Eastern, Northern, Western
Professional and Community Activities
Leadership Houston, Class XXIV