About
Pamela J. Branch, Esq., SHRM-CP
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Pamela J. Branch is a native Virginian, from Chesterfield, VA where she attended Chesterfield County Public Schools.  Pamela graduated from Westhampton College at the University of Richmond in 1990, with a B.A. in English and a Minor in Women’s Studies.  She then received her J.D. from T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond in 1993.  While a law student, Pamela’s aspirations of becoming an attorney led her to serve as a legal intern under the Honorable James W. Benton, Jr. with the Virginia Court of Appeals.  She began her career at the Virginia Council on Human Rights, where she learned from the best about advocating for the rights of employees.  For seven years, Pamela served as a Staff and Acting Managing Attorney for the Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy protecting the rights of disabled persons and repeatedly earned honors for her outstanding service to people with disabilities.  Realizing the need to diversify her skill set, Pamela worked for eight years at Lawrence & Associates as an Associate representing employees in a range of employment matters and providing training to employers.   Prior to forming PJB Law, PLLC, Pamela also served as in-house counsel and head of human resources for the Richmond Ambulance Authority, where shew acquired her SHRM-CP.  Desiring to return to direct client advocacy, Pamela launched her own firm.

Possessing an innate ability to resolve problems and a desire to help others, Pamela is well prepared and positioned to represent you with your legal and human resources needs.
  

Admissions

  
Virginia State Bar, 1997
Eastern District of Virginia, 1997
Western District of Virginia, 2012
U.S. Court of Appeals, 2013
​U.S. Bankruptcy Court, EDVA, 2016
  
Presentations
 
“Workplace Harassment:  What Is It? What Can I Do About It?", Public Forum, Petersburg Public Library, August 2016

“Performance Management:  Better Planning for the Best Outcomes”, 2nd Annual Richmond Metro Public Safety Leadership Academy, February 2016

“Workplace Harassment:  What Employees Need to Know and What Employers Should Do to Avoid Complaints”, U.S. EEOC Technical Assistance Programs Seminar (TAPS), June 20, 2014

“Best Practices for Employers before the Virginia Employment Commission”, VA Independent Dealers’ Association, November 13, 2012

“Privacy in the Workplace”, Richmond Legal Secretaries Association (RLSA), September 24, 2007