Pamela A. Gagel, JD'85
Robert H. McWilliams, Jr. Alumni Professionalism Award - 2006
Pam currently serves as Assistant Director for the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System in Denver, Colorado. Prior to her appointment to the Institute, Pam joined the firm of Lamontagne & Wilcox as Of Counsel to develop a mediation practice. Pam served as a Denver District Court magistrate from June 1995 to December 1998 and as an Arapahoe District Court magistrate from February 2002 through June 2002. From January 2000 to June 2004, Pam worked for the State Court Administrator's Office on projects to implement improved practice, policies, and procedures in the handling of family cases. She has practiced law as a sole practitioner specializing in civil and domestic matters, and has been associated with the law firms of Holme Roberts & Owen and Kobayashi and Associates. Pam is a past president of the Colorado Women's Bar Association, and presently serves on the Access to Justice Commission, the Colorado Judicial Institute Board, and the Parenting After Divorce-Denver Board. She received her B.A. degree from the University of Denver in 1975 and her J.D. degree from the University of Denver College of Law in 1985.