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Pamela Mckibbin Teren

Discrimination Attorney at Redondo Beach, CA

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1990
    Active No misconduct found

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About Pamela

Learn Pamela’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Discrimination
    Any type of employment discrimination based on an employee's protected status, including race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or retaliation based on objections to discrimination or other illegal conduct.

    33 years, 400 cases

  2. Sexual harassment
    Any type of sexual or gender based harassment including overtly sexual conduct at the workplace, sexual advances, hostile conduct that occurs because of the employee's gender.

    33 years, 300 cases

  3. Employment and labor
    All employment and labor related issues including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour issues, overtime pay, failure to pay wages earned, wrongful termination, failure to accommodate disability, employment contracts, and all aspects of employee/employer issues except for workers' compensation.

    33 years, 500 cases

  4. Wrongful termination
    Any and all types of wrongful termination whether due to discrimination, retaliation, opposition to illegal conduct, refusal to participate in illegal conduct, breach of employment contract, or any other firing that is prohibited by law.

    33 years, 500 cases

  5. Class action
    Wage and hour issues and Labor Code violations; employee/independent contractor misclassifications where the issue covers a large group of similarly situated employees.

    18 years, 25 cases

Pam Teren began her practice at PaulHastings representing employers, leaving to represent employees,  Pam Teren handles all types of employment cases including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wage violations, and contract claims, mainly on behalf of employees.  She maintains a perfect record in defeating summary judgment motions on her employment cases and an excellent trial record.  She obtains positive results in the vast majority of cases she accepts and, in her last 3 trials has achieved verdicts ranging from $336,000-$1,005,000.   

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Teren Law Group
225 Avenue I, Suite 203
Redondo Beach, CA, 90277


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Posted by Stephanie | September 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SunTz Strategist with Emotional Intelligence
If you are an employee and have suffered wrong doing from your employer, and you are frightened and are hesitant to select an attorney simply because you do not know who is respectable or worse incompetent. I highly recommend Pamela Teren as your attorney for any employment litigation. I am a former client of Ms. Teren and I can say without a doubt that she is highly intelligent, supportive, intuitive, moral, approachable and friendly, extremely knowledgeable in her field, and possesses a strength of a gladiator. In my case, she went up against three corporate legal entities (some of which are notorious), and sparred with them with SunTz skills. Ms. Teren is not easily derailed by threats, unprincipled behavior of opposing counsel which you will find comforting since you will be a novice and easily manipulated by such intimidating actions. My lawsuit lasted seven long years, which was beyond anything I ever anticipated. Without her unyielding piety for justice, I don’t know if I would have been able to see it through to the end. Ms. Teren has been in the employment litigation field for quite some time. In fact, on both sides of the fence so to speak which gives her the advantage of knowing how the other side will think and behave. In summary, Ms. Teren gets results. She will defend you with experience and factual information in a way that draws the jury to her ideas with clarity and reasoning. I will always be forever grateful to Ms. Teren. She believed in my story and reassured me that I was not alone in my plight against injustice. If you are fortunate enough to have Ms. Teren as your legal counsel, know that you will be professionally represented in the court of law but also understood with a level of empathy that is rare in the legal field.
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Posted by Suzy | December 10, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A life saver
Pamela provides wholistic, practical advice on a legal and life level. I consulted her when I saw adverse actions taken towards me in the workplace. She introduces all perspectives, talks through pros and cons, and helps you move forward. I felt her interests were my interests.
Posted by Laid | March 19, 2015
Best lawye ever
i used pam for two cases, I can say with confidant that pam she is the best lawyer ever, very trustworthy, very honest, she gets the job done, if you want a successful lawyer go with pam, we won one case at trial and one was setteled by defendent, never pressured me to settle and never pressured me to go to trail.
Posted by Bill | March 17, 2015
Outstanding representation!
I could not of have envisioned a more competent and professional attorney to represent my best interests in resolving my legal matter. On all levels, Attorney Teren never failed to deliver exemplary service! My calls and inquiries were promptly answered, I never was left in the dark, always was updated on the progress of my case, and simply was always kept in the loop which was very important for me. If you are seeking legal representation that has your best interests at heart, you need not look any further, Pamela Teren is the attorney you should retain! She earns my highest marks and praise for how she successfully helped me in resolving my case. I am certain she would do the same for anyone considering to hire her for their representation.
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Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2008
A wonderful trustworthy attorney
I had the best experience possible under the circumstances because I had a lawyer like Pam who not only was knowledgeable, but very trustworthy and upfront. She kept me informed throughout the whole process and made me feel as if it was me that mattered most. I feel very fortunate to have found such an upstanding and honorable person and attorney. She is a rarity and I would definitely recommend her services.
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2008
Dave Diecks, client of Pam. Excellent attorney for wrongful termination clients. Highly recommend Pamela Teren for legal issues.
I obtained Pamela Teren for legel help for a wrongful termnation from my past employer. Pamela Teren was highly recommended to me during a very difficult time I was experiencing. I believe that Pamela Teren understood my issue, was willing to accept my case and timely came to a positive decision that kept me financially able to support my family during a difficult time. I have refered numerous individuals to Pamela Teren. I live in Riverside, CA. I could not find an attorney in the inland empire that specialized and put effort into a wrongful termination case that Pamela Teren put into my individual case. I highly recommend Pamela Teren to address your legal issues. I give her a 5 star rating. She is a true blessing who has empathy towards all individuals.
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2008
Pam Mckibben Teren review
Pam assisted us with an employee issue and provided us with excellent advise and counsel. We would strongly recommend her services to anyone looking for strong, effective legal advice.
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2008
Great attorney
I meet Pam when I really needed someone to protect me and she did just that. She is an expert at employment law. I trust her and can ask her anything.
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  • Contingency 35%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Teren Law Group
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Abrolat & Teren, LLP
  • 1995 - 2008
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Beverly Grant
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Associate Attorney
  • Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker
  • 1990 - 1994
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  • California State University, Fullerton
  • MA - Masters
  • 1989
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • undergraduate
  • N/A
  • Loyola Law School
  • law
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Kelley v. Merle Norman Cosmetics, Inc., EDD Appeal
  • Plaintiff prevailed
  • Kelley v. Merle Norman Cosmetics - Civil Case
  • Plaintiffs verdict for $1,055,236.
  • Lefkir v. County of Los Angeles/Rancho Los Amigos Hospital
  • Jury awarded Lefkir $1,036,000.00 in damages and the court awarded $173,000 in attorneys' fees; the case was resolved during the pendency of defendant's appeal


  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Women Attorneys in Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2013
  • Superlawyer
  • Superlawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Attorneys in Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Attorney - Employment Law - Plaintiff
  • Daily Journal
  • 2010
  • Order of the Coif
  • Cum Laude
  • 1990
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  • California Lawyer Magazine
  • Labor and Employment: Rountable
  • 2011
  • Daily Journal
  • Labor & Employment- Plantiff's
  • 2010
  • Verdictsearch publication
  • Cases of Note
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Employment Law Section
  • Settlement Issues in Employment Litigation
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Pamela
Sexual harassment Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was opposing counsel with Pam on a memorable sexual harassment case years ago. As a former defense attorney, she was a mighty force to oppose especially when the facts were in her favor. I strongly recommend her and look forward to working with or against her in the future."
Discrimination Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Pam is a great trial lawyer. I asked her to join me on two cases because she gets results."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Pam is an excellent lawyer in every respect. She is very good at evaluating a case and deciding whether the client should proceed. She is experienced in handling all phases of the trial and is an excellent negotiator. Finally, if the case must go to trial, she is an experienced and top-flight jury trial lawyer. I strongly endorse her."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pam is one of the most experienced employment attorneys in the State of California. She is thorough, professional, and aggressive in representing her clients. She is an excellent trial lawyer and a terrific advocate for her clients. From sexual harassment claims, to claims of discrimination, to wage claims, or any other type of employment dispute, Pam is one of the premier attorneys available."
Employment and labor
Employment and labor
Employment and labor