B.A., Political Science, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
J.D., Cum Laude, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA
Admitted to Practice:
State of Oregon (2009)
State of Washington (2014)
U.S. District Court of Oregon
Awards & Accolades
Director on the Board of Directors, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC)
OADC Board Liaison, Construction Defect Practice Group
Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Member, Multnomah County Bar Association
“Time’s Up: Employees Can Now Sue Under the Oregon Equal Pay Act,” The Verdict, 2019, Issue 2 (co-author)
“#MeToo and Nondisclosure Agreements in Oregon-Are They Still Viable?,” The Verdict, 2020, Issue 2
Pamela J. Paluga
Pamela J. Paluga is a Partner with Gillaspy Rhode Faddis & Benn LLC. She is rated AV Preeminent®5.0/5.0 by Martindale-Hubbell®.* Her practice primarily consists of insurance defense in the areas of construction defect, toxic tort, general liability and real estate professional malpractice matters. She also handles corporate, real estate and other transactional work for various clients.
Pam graduated from U.C.L.A. with a B.A. in Political Science, and obtained her J.D., with honors, from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. During her third year in law school, Pam participated in the “Suffolk Defenders” clinical program, representing indigent individuals charged with misdemeanors in various court proceedings.
Pam returned to California in 1989, where she began her career litigating and trying business, real estate and commercial landlord/tenant matters, and subsequently expanded her practice to include insurance defense litigation, specializing in realtor malpractice, complex construction defect and toxic tort defense. In 2010, Pam relocated to the magnificent Pacific Northwest to join the law firm of Kennedy Bowles, P.C. in Portland, where she worked for almost 10 years. She is licensed to practice law in the states of Oregon and Washington, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. She holds an inactive license to practice law in the state of California. Pam is a member of the Defense Research Institute, Multnomah County Bar Association and Oregon Association of Defense Counsel and serves as Publications Liaison for the OADC Women in Law Practice Group.
When not working, Pam can be found on the trails walking her 90-pound German Shepherd rescue dog, “Ensign,” or on a yoga mat somewhere in the greater Portland area. She is also an avid reader of sci-fi, fantasy and historical fiction, and enjoys creative writing. She dreams of one day finishing a New York Times crossword puzzle. Learning to cook is a new hobby, and even though Pam manages to create some meals without burning them, she will not be giving up her day job anytime soon.