Pamela S. Liosi has over 22 years of experience handling personal injury matters. She has practiced with the Traut Firm since 2014, doing exclusively plaintiff’s personal injury and wrongful death law. She is a former partner with Watten, Discoe, Bassett & McMains, an Orange County insurance defense firm, where she practiced for 18 years. Throughout her legal career, Pamela has been involved in numerous jury and bench trials where she represented both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury and wrongful death matters.
Pamela served two terms as President of the Italian American Lawyers of Orange County in 2013 and 2014 and she currently serves as Secretary on the executive board of the Robert A. Banyard Inn of Court. She the recipient of the Angelo Palmieri Award for Civility from the Banyard Inn of Court in 2017. In 2018, she was inducted into the Western State College of Law Hall of Fame.
She is a Senior Life Fellow and member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Starting in 2019, she will be serving on the Orange County ABOTA executive board. Membership in ABOTA is by invitation only, and the group seeks only attorneys who display exceptional skill, professionalism, civility and integrity in the practice of law.
She is also a member of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, California State Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, Italian American Lawyers of Orange County, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, and the Orange County Bar Foundation Society of Fellows.
She graduated cum laude from Western State University College of Law in 1994, where she was 3rd in her class. She received two American Jurisprudence Awards during law school, served as the editor-in-chief of the law school newspaper – The Victim, was a Moot Court Competition winner, a Student of Distinction and Law Review invitee. She also served a judicial externship in 1992 for the late Justice Henry Moore at the Court of Appeal in Santa Ana.
She has taught Legal Research and Writing as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Western State College of Law. She has mentored law students, paralegal students, and Project Self interns for over 12 years. She is actively involved each semester in the student Internship/Externship program at Western State College of Law. She also speaks on the topic of civility in the practice of law to students at Western State, as well as to California Bar Associations including the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and Banyard Inn of Court. She has been a contributing author to the Verdict Magazine on the topic of premises liability.