PAMELA TAHIM THAKUR is the Founder and Managing Attorney of Thakur Law Firm, APC. With more than fifteen years of experience, Pamela maintains a diverse practice that includes complex litigation in the areas of employment, business law, family law and real estate, as well as transactional services in tax and estate planning and health care law.
Pamela regularly represents business clients and medical practices in litigation matters and provides advice, counseling, and educational training to organizations of all sizes, assisting with compliance and providing measures to avoid litigation.
Thakur Law Firm is the preferred law firm for the physicians and medical practices of Riverside County Medical Association and San Bernardino Medical Society. Pamela frequently provides lectures to the physicians with both of these groups on best practices. She also currently serves as outside general counsel for the Community Action Partnership of Orange County, a charitable nonprofit.
Pamela has extensive experience as a litigator and trial attorney in both jury and court cases in state and federal court. In 2019, she served as class counsel in a major wage and hour class action settlement, representing more than a thousand private school teachers and classroom aids, prevailing on summary judgment against an employer in a high-stakes employment discrimination matter. Pamela has also been featured in national news coverage of cases in which she represented injured former UCLA football team players against both the school and the NCAA in matters related to concussions and other catastrophic injuries.
Before starting her own law firm, Pamela worked as a senior associate at the law firm of Tredway, Lumsdaine & Doyle LLP (TLD Law) for over nine years, where she was co-chair of the firm’s healthcare practice and where she second-chaired the firm’s largest jury trial victory of over $13 million in a misappropriation of trade secrets case. Pamela is an excellent negotiator and has settled numerous matters before litigation and at all stages through appeal. She was also legal counsel in the first-ever binding federal jury trial arbitration in California.
Pamela graduated with a J.D. and LLM in Taxation from the University of San Diego, School of Law in 2005 and received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Minor in Spanish at UCLA. She is multi-lingual in Spanish, Hindi and Punjabi.
She has been selected as a Super Lawyers® “Rising Star” every year since 2016 and a Super Lawyer for litigation in both 2020 and 2021. She is also a top-rated 10.0 lawyer on Avvo, and is a certified Lawyer of Distinction.
Pamela is active in social and charitable causes outside of her law practice. She was appointed to the Federal Hass Avocado Commission from 2016-2017 and appointed to the City of Fullerton’s Citizen Infrastructure Review Committee from 2017-2019. She has served as Treasurer of Women’s Transitional Living Center. She formerly served as President and Vice-President of the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California, Public Interest Foundation. Pamela is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, South Asian Bar Association of Southern California, and the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce. She is the former Chair of the Orange County Bar Association’s Health Care Section. Pamela is admitted to practice before all California state courts, the United States District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. Tax Court.
In her spare time, Pamela enjoys spending time with her husband Aaruni and sons Kai and Akash and traveling. Her husband Aaruni is the elected School Board Trustee Member for the Fullerton Elementary School District.