Pam Howland has been litigating cases in Idaho state and federal courts since 2001 and has represented employers from around the country against claims encompassing a variety of employment laws, including claims of discrimination, harassment, non-compete, wrongful termination, FLSA, FMLA and ADA. She has tried cases in both state and federal court, has defended employers in arbitration proceedings, and regularly helps employers resolve claims through mediation. In addition to her employment litigation practice, she also regularly counsels employers on how to avoid litigation on topics related to discipline, termination, retaliation, internal policies and procedures, and evolving (and complex) laws such as the FLSA, ADA, and FMLA.
Pam is passionate about employment law and speaks regularly on employment law topics. In 2015 alone, she spoke to a variety of different audiences, including attorneys, paralegals, human resource professionals, business owners, and students on performance management, work place investigations, harassment and discrimination, social media, and changing laws on gender identity and sexual orientation. Pam is on the Board of the Human Resource Association of the Treasure Valley (“HRATV”) and is dedicated to assisting employers and human resource professionals as they maneuver through the minefield of changing employment laws and guidelines. She is dedicated to staying abreast on recent employment law trends, laws, and cases that impact Idaho employers and to sharing what she knows with the people who need to apply this knowledge in their every day jobs.
Pam is active in the Idaho State Bar and the local community. She serves as the Chair of the Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Policy Council and is on the Idaho Pro Bono Commission. In addition, she is on the Idaho Leadership Council for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (“JDRF”) and is their local advocacy chair. She also is a Board Member for the Friends of Zoo Boise, is a Board Member of Anser Charter School, and is an Adjunct Professor at Concordia School of Law.
HONORS AND AWARDS:
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Labor & Employment (2015)
Mountain States Super Lawyers, General Litigation (2013-2015)
Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Stars, General Litigation (2009)
Idaho Business Review, Accomplished Under 40 Award (2009)
GONZAGA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, J.D., summa cum laude, May 2000