Team Member Profiles
Pam Rea, Attorney At Law
My current practice focuses on representation of mid-sized and small businesses and individuals involved in commercial litigation throughout the state of Texas, both in the state district courts and federal courts sitting in Texas.
Clients include those needing representation in civil litigation matters, copyright infringement claims, and employment actions or EEOC complaints. My experience includes representation of companies and individuals in matters involving breach of contract, non-competition agreements, fraud, failures of fiduciary duty, termination of business or employment relationships, and other business torts. I also provide representation in securities disputes, and issues relating to failed equipment, industrial accidents, products liability, premises claims, insurance bad faith and construction matters and liens.
I provide consultation services to businesses that require development of their policies and procedures, staff/manager training, investigation of discrimination complaints, and assessment and design of contracts.
I grew up in Houston, received my Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas with honors and worked in advertising and fundraising prior to attending South Texas College of Law. I was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1995. I am also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts, in the Southern, Northern, Western and Eastern Divisions of Texas.
While in law school, I was awarded two American Jurisprudence Awards, the Deanís Outstanding Student Advocate Award, and was selected to the Order of Barristers. I competed in four national advocacy competitions as both a brief writer and oralist. I won the San Diego Criminal Procedure National Moot Court Competition where I was honored to receive the Best Oralist award; along with my teammate, I won the John Marshall Law Schoolís National Information Technology and Privacy Law Moot Court Competition where we received the Best Legal Brief Award. Along with fellow students and dear friends, I co-founded the Justice Tang National Moot Court Competition and was honored by the Asian American Bar Association of Houston in 1994 for my efforts on behalf of the Asian student community.
Prior to establishing her practice, I was a shareholder with the firm Delgado Acosta Braden & Jones, P.C. and of counsel to the litigation firm of Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P.
Following the principles instilled by her parents, I am also dedicated to public service in the community. I have served as a volunteer in a variety of capacities in non-profit organizations over the years, including fundraiser, trustee or board member for the YMCA, The Houston Help House, the Gulf Coast Trades Center Endowment Fund, the Treece Advocacy Center & Court Room of South Texas College of Law, and others. I am an alumna of Leadership Houston, Class XXIV.
I believe that clients are best served by a lawyer who is well-rounded, and balances her professional commitment to excellence with personal accomplishment. Outside of the law office, I pursue trail running, canoeing, mountain bike riding, and renaissance crafts such as leather working, blacksmithing. I enjoy the art of improvisational acting, almost as much as I enjoy the actors with whom I practice it.
Tim McCloskey, Case Manager
Tim Helm brings his diverse experience to the position of Case Manager. He has been a project manager in the field of construction and an instructor in aviation mechanics in the private sector and for the U.S. Military. Tim has a strong background in small business start-up and management, as well as budgeting, cost estimating, and utility cost analysis.
While serving in the United States Army, Tim attained the rank of Sergeant, and received recognition for his dedication, achievements and leadership. Among these honors are the Army Achievement Medal for Distinguished Service on June 24, 1995, and the Army Achievement Medal on July 1, 1996 for his leadership and training of subordinates in the Joint Readiness Training Mission.
Tim's interests are woodworking, history, cycling, and adventure racing. He is proficient at reading blueprints, wiring diagrams, and mechanical, electrical and technical manuals and bulletins.
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