Pamela began her legal career with Thornton, Taylor & Downs, a boutique law firm in San Francisco specializing in first party property insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. Over the twenty five years she spent at Thornton Taylor, Pamela represented regional and national insurance carriers in a broad range of coverage and litigation matters and served as the firm’s managing partner.
In 2000, Pamela was one of three founding partners of LHB Pacific Law Partners, a firm also specializing in first party property insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. In 2005, Ms. Levin became Of Counsel to the firm in order to pursue a variety of different interests including teaching, guest lecturing and writing. However, she remained active in the practice as Consulting Counsel in the areas of witness preparation for deposition and trial, expert witness depositions and institutional litigation.
In addition to maintaining an active litigation practice, Pamela has spoken and written extensively on insurance and civil litigation issues and served as past Chair of the Property Insurance Law Committee of the Torts and Insurance Law Section of the American Bar Association. She has been an adjunct faculty member at John F. Kennedy University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law, teaching both first and third year courses. She has also been a Visiting Professor at Mills College where she taught an undergraduate course on the structure and business of state and federal courts. She is a frequent guest lecturer at law firms, law schools and professional organizations on witness preparation and litigation strategy.
Pamela maintains a close association with Hastings College of the Law. She recently completed a term as a Trustee on the 1066 Foundation and now serves on the Board of Governors. She sponsors various Hastings functions and is an active supporter of the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies. She also participates in student activities including the Mentoring Program, the Mediation Competition and 6 at 6 dinners with students and alumni. Additionally, she is a guest lecturer at the school on the subject of deposition preparation.