Pamela J. Hermes joined Gambs Mucker & Bauman in 1999. She works as a general practice attorney who practices in areas including family law and personal injury law, and wills. She is a registered family law mediator and also has training and experience as a guardian ad litem. Pam is admitted to practice in Idaho (1982); North Dakota (1982); the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota (1982); Minnesota (1983); the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (1986); Indiana (1999); and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana (1999). She is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, the Tippecanoe County Bar Association, the Idaho State Bar Association, and the State Bar Association of North Dakota.
Pam was born in Breckenridge, Minnesota in 1956. Pam graduated with a B.S., summa cum laude, from the University of North Dakota in 1978 and received her J.D. With Distinction from the University of North Dakota in 1981. In law school, Pam was a member of Delta Theta Phi, Order of the Coif, Order of Barristers, the 1980 National Moot Court Team, and the NORTH DAKOTA LAW REVIEW. Upon graduation from law school, Pam served as law clerk to the Hon. Justice Stephen Bistline of the Idaho Supreme Court (1981-1983). Pam's publication credits include Actions Arising Out of Improvements to Real Property: Special Statutes of Limitations, 57 N.D. L. REV. 43 (1981); and Loss of Enjoyment of Life-Duplication of Damages Versus Full Compensation, 63 N.D. L. REV. 561 (1987); and she was the Indiana contributing editor for the TORT LAW DESK REFERENCE: A FIFTY-STATE COMPENDIUM (2002) for many years.
Pam practiced for 15 years with the law firm of Vogel, Brantner, Kelly, Knutson, Weir & Bye in Fargo, North Dakota, in areas including civil litigation, employment law, products liability, workers compensation, insurance defense, professional malpractice defense, and appellate law. While practicing in North Dakota she served on the State Bar Association's Board of Governors and its Ethics Committee, was a guest lecturer for the University of North Dakota Law School and the State Judicial Institute, and was on the North Dakota Attorney General's list of approved defense counsel for the State of North Dakota.
When not lawyering, Pam enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering and many types of sporting activities. She is an avid cyclist and triathlete.