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 email@example.com or on her mobile phone: 720-770-1875
Criminal Defense; Civil Litigation; Government Investigations
1985, Colorado and the United States District Court, District of Colorado
George Washington University Law School 1985, with honors
University of Colorado, 1982, with honors
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
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.