Pamela Garman is an Associate in the Litigation Department in the firm’s Billings office. Prior to joining the firm, Pamela served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Carolyn S. Ostby, United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court in the District of Montana.
Pamela received her undergraduate degree from Lewis & Clark College in 2011, and graduated with honors from the University of Montana School of Law in 2014. While in law school, Pamela served as the Executive Editor of the Montana Law Review, competed on the National Moot Court team, and served as vice-president of the Women’s Law Caucus.
Pamela currently serves on the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Legal Innovation Team and as Associate Editor of the Young Lawyers Division’s flagship publication, TYL.
- Commercial Litigation
- Oil and Gas
- Natural Resources and Environmental Law
- Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act (Federal and State)
- Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and Solid or Hazardous Waste
- Environmental Due Diligence
- National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and State Equivalents
- Labor & Employment
- Mining – Hard Rock, Coal and Industrial Minerals
- Litigation and Administrative Proceedings
- Tort Litigation
2014 – J.D., University of Montana School of Law, with honors
2011 – B.A., Lewis & Clark College
Montana State Bar
Yellowstone Bar Association
ABA Young Lawyers Division—Legal Innovation Committee Member (2018–2019 term).
TYL (The Young Lawyer)—Editorial Board, Associate Editor (2018–2019 term).
Big Horn REA—Scholarship Committee.
Presentations & Publications
Chevron Collapses a CERCLA Artifice: Owner Means Owner Even For The United States, 13 ABA Superfund and Natural Resource Damages Litigation Committee Newsletter, 10 (January 2018), co-author.
Business Torts: A Fifty-State Guide (Montana Chapter) (Wolters Kluwer 2016 and 2017 editions), co-author.
Recent Decisions Affecting the Montana Practitioner: Reichert v. State ex rel. McCulloch, 74 Mont. L. Rev. 225, 232 (2013).
Recent Decisions Affecting the Montana Practitioner: Malpeli v. State, 74 Mont. L. Rev. 459, 464 (2013).