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Pamela Robillard Mackey

RETIRED
BIOGRAPHY

Pamela Mackey practiced primarily in the areas of criminal defense, complex civil litigation and government investigations. She is well-regarded for her successful work in many high-visibility cases in state and federal courts across the country, including her defense of Kobe Bryant.

After graduating with honors from the George Washington University Law School in 1985, Pamela joined the law firm of Davis, Graham & Stubbs in Denver, practicing primarily in the area of product liability. From there she came to Haddon, Morgan and Foreman as an associate attorney in 1987 to pursue her passion for litigation. She left the firm in 1989 to serve as Deputy State Public Defender for five years, returning to Haddon, Morgan and Foreman in 1994.

Pamela retired in December of 2020 to Aspen to pursue her passions of skiing, backpacking, biking, hiking and international travel to the back of beyond.

Pamela can be reached at pamelamackey2020@gmail.com or on her mobile phone: 720-770-1875

PRACTICE AREAS

Criminal Defense; Civil Litigation; Government Investigations

ADMITTED

1985, Colorado and the United States District Court, District of Colorado

LAW SCHOOL

George Washington University Law School 1985, with honors

COLLEGE

University of Colorado, 1982, with honors

HONORS & DISTINCTIONS

Best Lawyers in America: Bet-the-Company Litigation (2016-2020)

Lawyer of the Year for Criminal Defense (White Collar) 2013 – Best Lawyers in America

Lawyer of the Year for Criminal Defense (Non-White Collar) 2012 - Best Lawyers in America

Lawyer of the Year for Criminal Defense (General Practice) 2017 - Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers in America Criminal Defense White Collar, Criminal Defense Non- White Collar, and Commercial Litigation, 2001-2020

Chambers USA – Band One key individual for White Collar Crime and Government Investigations

Super Lawyers; recognized as one of the top ten lawyers in the state; one of the top fifty women lawyers in the state

Named among top investigations lawyers in the world by Who’s Who Legal

Named among top business defense lawyers in the world by Who’s Who Legal 2015-2020

Benchmark Litigation – Litigation Star 2013-2020

Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation 2013-2014

Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

Fellow of the American Bar Association

Fellow of the Colorado Bar Foundation

Awarded Best of Bar for Individual Criminal Defense,

Executive Editor,The George Washington Law Review

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

American College of Trial Lawyers Task Force on Responses by Universities and Colleges to Allegations of Sexual Violence, 2015-2018

Appointed voting member of Practitioners Advisory Group for the U.S. Sentencing Commission, 2012-2018

Federal Criminal Justice Act Standing Committee, 2000-2006; Chair 2002-2006

Tenth Circuit Committee for Drafting of Pattern Jury Instructions, 2002-2009

ABA Section on White Collar Crime, Regional Co-Chair 2000-2001

Peer Professionalism Assistance Program 2000-2014

Colorado Women's Bar Association, President, 1995-1996; Board of Directors, 1987-1991.