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Pamela Treste Parkins

Divorce and separation Attorney at Victor, ID

5.0   24 reviews

About Pamela

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I grew up in the small shoreline town of Madison, Connecticut as Pamela T. Harvey. I graduated from Florida State University in 1991 with a B.S. in Psychology. In 2002, I earned my Juris Doctor at Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden, Connecticut. During law school I attended class in the evening and worked full time during the day, first as a paralegal at a litigation firm handling mass tort claims and later as a toxic tort consultant at a major insurance company.

After graduating from law school, I clerked for the Honorable Thomas L. Nadeau, Superior Court Judge for the State of Connecticut. I later became a litigation associate representing policyholders seeking coverage under their commercial general liability policies.

In 2005, I made a life changing cross-country move from Connecticut to the Teton County, Idaho/Wyoming area. In 2005 and 2006, I performed legal research and writing services for attorneys located in throughout Wyoming and Idaho on a variety of subjects, including torts, contracts, family law, municipal law, personal injury, criminal law and property law. Between 2007 and 2010 I practiced law at Meyer & Williams, P.C. in Jackson, Wyoming as a litigation attorney representing individuals suffering from catastrophic personal injuries. During my tenure at Meyer & Williams, P.C. I assisted in litigating a three-month personal injury case in Montana against a major product manufacturer, resulting in a multi-million-dollar verdict in favor of our clients. Between 2010 and 2012, I practiced law as a litigation associate at a general practice law firm located in Jackson, Wyoming performing legal work in the areas of family law, contracts, criminal law, insurance defense and personal injury. I opened the Parkins Law Office, PLLC in March of 2012.  Since that time, I have resolved hundreds of cases for individuals residing in Western Wyoming and Southeast Idaho.

I have been actively involved in litigating cases nationwide since 1994 and am a member of the Wyoming, Idaho and Connecticut Bar Associations.

Over the past few years I have enjoyed providing volunteer services for the Teton County Mentor Project in Jackson, Wyoming and the Teton Valley Foundation in Driggs, Idaho. Through the Teton County Access to Justice Center (http://tetonjustice.org) in Jackson, Wyoming and as a contract public defender in Teton County, Idaho, I provide legal services to individuals who have little or no ability to afford these services. I have served on the board of the Community Resource Center of Teton Valley (https://crctv.org), located in Driggs, Idaho, since the beginning of 2018.

In November of 2011, I married Rob Parkins, an avid fly fisherman and outdoorsman who works tirelessly as the Public Waters Access Coordinator for Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (https://www.backcountryhunters.org). I spend my free time gardening, reading, exploring, hiking, camping, skiing and fly fishing in the mountains and rivers of Wyoming and Idaho, often in the company of my husband, our two black labs and some great friends!!

Licensed for 19 years
State ID
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/20/2022
State WY
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 10/07/2022
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/28/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Pamela

Parkins Law Office, PLLC
255 South Main Street, Suite C
P.O. Box 673
Victor, ID, 83455

Reviews

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Posted by Jim | July 31, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Parkins, Pam - Services
She is an excellent attorney. First-rate knowledge of the law. She is patient with her cllients and provides clear, thorough, and comprehensive direction for her client. She assisted our son in every step of this process.
Posted by Marsha | December 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I would highly recommend Pam when you need legal representation. She is smart, personable and always timely with responses.
Posted by Karen H | August 26, 2020
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A lawyer with tenacity!
I highly recommend Pamela Parkins. I came to her with what we thought was a simple divorce. It probably ended up being one of the most challenging one that took years to resolve. The other party was uncooperative and difficult to deal with at times. This was a very complex since the other party was located in Alaska. Pam handled it professionally and gave me confidence we will get thru this together. She's compassionate but tough when needs be. She always got back to me immediately by phone, email, text and always explained clearly what my options were. I am very glad I chose her to handle my divorce. She stayed by me the whole time. Even researching and using resources with matters she was not familiar with like military. Best decision I made using her legal services. Highly recommend her!
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2018
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An attorney I would highly recommend
Pam is smart, kind and strong. I needed a lot of education on how the process of a divorce worked. Pam was very patient and helped me understand my rights. She fought for me in a gentle velvet hammer kind of way. I would highly recommend her for anyone needing a divorce attorney.
Posted by Liana | August 3, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Above & beyond
I highly recommend Pamela Treste Parkins I called from Minnesota regarding litigation in Wyoming. Ms. Parkins was knowledgeable, very pleasant and extremely helpful. After speaking with her, I feel that our business is on the right path to reaching the resolve it seeks.
Posted by Dan | May 4, 2017
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Excellent
Pam was extremely helpful in helping me navigate a very trying situation. I feel fortunate to have found her. I had the utmost trust in her expertise, and Pam performed the work with perfect professionalism.
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2017
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Thoroughly knowledgeable, professional and classy representation
I consider myself very fortunate to have been referred to Pam Parkins for legal representation this past year. Pam handled my divorce from consultation on the statute requirements in Idaho/Wyoming through my final divorce decree. Particularly I appreciate how Pam was able to be my advocate and representative in what was a painful process. She did so with class and was extremely professional in all interactions with opposing council. I would and will hire Pam for any additional issues that may arise with my case and would recommend her to anyone in search of a talented attorney for family law or other legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2016
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Excellent Attorney
Pamela provided excellent professional services. She was able to keep a clear and open mind through my divorce proceedings, which in turn helped me to make clear concise decisions. She was easy to communicate with and was able to be reached whenever I need to discuss my case. I would highly recommend Pamela, if you want a no nonsense attorney to get the job done right in a timely manner.
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Posted by Annalee | June 8, 2016
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Amazing lawyer
Pamela was the only attorney in my area who was willing to work with me on a very tight budget. Pamela was very honest and thoughtful. I always felt like she cared about my case and the out come. All though the out come was not what I was hopping for she worked very hard on making it the best situation I could get out of my case.
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Posted by Glenna | June 7, 2016
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Legal advise and work by Pam Parkins
Pam help me deal with the aftermath of my daughter's untimely and suspicious death and my rights as a grandparent. I have worked with Pam for over two years under very difficult circumstances. She has always been there for me with sound legal advice and compassionate help and direction as we continue to work through this very complicated situation.
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Posted by Ameen | June 5, 2016
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Great lawyer
I was in desperate need of a lawyer with not a lot of money. She was willing to work with me on payments and was very professional and thorough when it came to my divorce. I had never gone through legal issues before and felt I was in good hands with someone who cared. Thank you Pam!
Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2016
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A Lawyer that cares!
It's not to often that a person after having possible the hardest and pretty much hands down the worst 2 years of their life that they would refer to the lawyer that they hired as a saving grace. Well I feel like Pamela Parkins was the biggest saving grace I had at that time in my life and i HONESTLY am not sure what i would have done without her! I am so glad that i found her because Pamela is honest, kind and very truthful. We all know that even though sometimes the honest and truthful part is hard to hear, you need to hear it as the client. I also appreciate the fact that that if Pamela does not know the answer to something in your case she will take the time out of her busy schedule to find out every answer and every outcome, whether it be calling fellow attorneys or doing the research herself. Pamela will make sure that you will understand all the fine print in all the paperwork/legal documents that you are presented with. I really do believe that she see's the good in everyone no matter how hard her job gets (i also feel like the judges see this part of her and respect her for it as well), and this is what makes Pamela Treste Parkins worth hiring. After all it's nice to be treated as a human being and respected for who you are as a person even when the going gets rough!!!!
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Posted by Jusup | June 1, 2016
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Highly Reccomend
Pam was incredibly instrumental in helping my son's Mom and I come to an amicable agreement after several years of fighting and emotional turmoil. She was more than patient and understanding about the situations I was going through and dealing with. Pam cares about her clients and I have and will continue to reccomend her.
Posted by Stefanie | May 31, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Consultation with Pam Treste Parkins
Pam gave me a very thorough and insightful consultation. I had many questions regarding divorce proceedings and she helped me understand the legal process and various things to consider.
Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2014
Family Court
Pam helped me out with a dispute concerning a large sum of unpaid child support. Since I had maintained custody of the children even though I was not the custodial parent, my ex wife still thought she was due this money. Since the children decided to come live with me and the courts did not make the decision and were never informed, basically it left the door open to sue me. Wyoming has no previous case law on this sort of thing happening. My attorney spent countless hours with this research and was able to substantially lower the monetary amount owed. I would recommend Pam Parkins to represent people because of her diligence and hard work.
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2014
Pamela Parkins is Top Notch
Pamela represented me in my divorce and I was very impressed with her level of professionalism throughout the whole process. She was very personable, honest and friendly, but also extremely organized, thorough and responsive. I hope I don't ever need to use a lawyer again but, if I do, it will be Pamela.
Posted by Karin | November 17, 2014
Attorney Pamela Parkins is responsive and knowledgable
I would highly recommend Pamela Parkins. She is responsive and professional and does thorough research if she doesn't have a specific answer off the cuff.
Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2014
Finally! A great lawyer!
Ms. Parkind has been amazing! After a few bad experiences, I was fortunate to hire Ms. Parkins. Her knowledge and skills are unparallel, her common sense ample, and her heart in the right place. Ms. Parkins has helped me get the best outcome in my situation as well being a source of sound grounded advice, all the while doing everything she could to keep my fees down. If you are looking for a fearless, great and caring attorney at a reasonable rates. Ms. Parkins is for you
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Posted by Laurie | August 9, 2014
Divorce/child support
Absolutely, I would recommend Pamela to anyone!! I appreciate all Pamela has done on my case. When I researched her profile on avvo.com, I thought I would like her, but did not know the extent as to how much. I divorced in June 2013, and lived in Wyoming; since moving to Florida. My divorce was in Wyoming and it was a fly by night divorce that was handled by my exhusbands' attorney in one day. Needless to say, I was stripped thru the ringer in regards to child support and visitation. Pamela helped me fix that and fine tune the divorce decree. I have really appreciated her time, efforts and professionalism. In addition, she has been sincere, honest and encouraging. I feel there has been hard work put forth toward my case. I would recommend her to anyone I come across, that needs her services, in the Wyoming area (and I still remain good friends with my old friends there). She has blessed me, encouraged me, helped me in many matters, even aside from the case. She took my case to a personal level that did not compromise her professionalism. She is a true gem. She not only handles divorce/child support cases, but many other cases. I would use her again in a minute, if I needed any other services. The only downfall I have, is that she doesn't practice in Florida.
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Posted by Amber | January 10, 2013
Divorce Case
I had several lawyers from the same office handling my case, I was shuffled from one lawyer to another. When Pam took over my case I was grateful that she had, and it seemed like I was getting things completed with her expertise. She was Knowledgeable from the beginning of the case, kept me well informed of the progress and what it was going to take to finish as I had been dealing with the divorce for over a year before she took over as my lawyer. At the same time she also hanlded another case for me that was an end to another matter that had occured several years previously. She help the get this matter off my legal record and handled the divorce at the same time. She was professional when I broke down and needed guidance. She was also very good at pointing out options for me and offering advice when needed. I would definitly hire her again and recommend her to anyone.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Parkins Law Office, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Litigation Associate
  • Lubing & Corrigan, LLC
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Litigation Associate
  • Meyer & Williams, PC
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Contract Attorney
  • DefaZio Law Office, Rutzick & Associates, Marlowe Law Office
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Litigation Associate
  • Saxe Doernberger & Vita
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • State of Connecticut - Superior Court
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Claims Consultant - Toxic Tort Dept.
  • The Hartford Insurance Company
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Paralegal
  • Early, Ludwick & Sweeney, LLC
  • 1994 - 2000
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Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Florida State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Arnott v. Arnott, 2012 WY 167
  • Remand Custody Issue to State Court in Teton County, WY
  • Caiazzo v. White, Case No. ST 2012-17
  • An order of protection was entered for one year against Mr. White.
  • Almazan v. Hernandez, Case No. FV 2012-11
  • Court entered order of protection for one year against Mr. Hernandez.
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Associations

  • Community Resource Center of Teton Valley
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Teton County Access to Justice Center
  • Volunteer Contract Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • Teton Mentor Project
  • Volunteer
  • 2010 - 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • High Peer Review Rating In Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020

Publications

  • Wyoming Lawyer Magazine
  • You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pam is a talented, sharp attorney. When I am dealing with a delicate issue, I will turn to Pam for legal advice. She's a pleasure to consult with."
Victor Divorce and separation Lawyer Pamela Treste Parkins
Pamela Treste Parkins
Divorce and separation Attorney
Victor, ID
Licensed for 19 years
Free Consultation