Pamela Thompson

Of Counsel

Tel: (916) 551-2832


At a Glance

Pamela represents local agencies as city attorney, general counsel and special counsel.
She served as city attorney of Redwood City and San Bruno.
Pamela began her career as a criminal prosecutor.

Pamela Thompson is a municipal lawyer with more than 30 years of experience, primarily in the public sector. After working with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office handling employment litigation defense, Pamela was appointed the in-house city attorney of San Bruno and later as the city attorney of Redwood City.
Pamela has worked on a full range of municipal issues, including land use and environmental law, government transparency and ethics law, elections, contracts, redevelopment, litigation and employment law. Clients find that Pamela’s diverse experience is an asset in developing strategic and practical solutions to city problems.
Pamela is based in Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Sacramento office. She previously practiced in the State of Louisiana.


  • Tulane Law School, J.D.
  • Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University, B.A. cum laude
  • Commissioned, Army Reserve


  • California

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